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Philly Style | The Latest and Greatest to See at Philly's Art Museums

Ancient History of the Distant Future was featured as one of Philly Style magazine's art picks for December 2019:

Ancient History takes contemporary art from 13 different artists and pairs it with historical collections of the Academy. Through this combination, artists get to point back at these historic artworks, whether critically or with reverence. Viewers also see how life and times have changed, stayed the same, and just how complex history truly is. Some of the notable artists who contributed to this exhibit include visual artist Cassils, who works in several fields, including live performance, film, sculpture and photography; Mario Garcia Torres, who focuses on untold or unknown stories in history; and Adrian Villar Rojas, who tackles the idea of the end of the world through sculpture, video and music.

About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the United States’ first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers a world-class collection of American art, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and educational opportunities in the fine arts. The PAFA Museum aims to tell America's diverse story through art, expanding who has been included in the canon of art history through its collections, exhibitions, and public programs, while classes educate artists and appreciators with a deep understanding of traditions and the ability to challenge conventions. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.