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Metro | The Power of Space and Scale

A.D. Amorosi recaps our March 11 event with PAFA curators Jodi Throckmorton and Dr. Brittany Webb, which previewed our upcoming exhibition, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale.

“For some artists, we’re considering what it means to make large work—work that requires more than a little real estate in a gallery—or work that has a certain amount of ambition that you can see,” said [PAFA curator Dr. Brittany Webb]. “We’re thinking about the space of the body, how artist contend with that. We’re also thinking about space in the geography of the built environment where the work is a commentary on public space or feminist architecture or seriality… What are the politics in repeating a theme, for instance?”

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Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.