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Awakened in You installation view
Visit Philly's 2021 guide to celebrating Black History Month includes a wide array of ways to engage and connect, and highlights PAFA's current exhibition, "'Awakened in You': The Collection of Dr. Constance E. Clayton".
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Taking Space installation view
"The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has reopened in a big way, with big art on big walls that take your breath away with their sheer size," reports WHYY's Peter Crimmins of Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale.
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Only Tony installation view
WHYY's Tonya Pendleton previews the reopening of PAFA's museum and its current exhibition lineup.
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Taking Space installation view
Constance McBride rounds up the latest arts and culture events for Chadds Ford Live, highlighting PAFA's "Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale" exhibition.
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PAFA's Museum reopening and new exhibitions were highlighted over at uwishunu.com for its January guide to what's happening around Philadelphia.
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The William Penn and Mellon Foundations have awarded PAFA $400,000 in funding to support area arts organizations during the pandemic.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Peter Dobrin reports:

The arts-funding package going to 37 groups is the most recent assembled by William Penn since March, when…

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María Berrío, The Oracles’ Silence (2019). © María Berrío
Discover PHL's guide to upcoming exhibitions puts PAFA in the spotlight, with "Only Tony: Portraits by Gilbert Lewis" and "Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale" making the list.
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Marie Watt, "Skywalker/Skyscraper (Allegory)" (2012). © Marie Watt | image: aaron johansen
In Thomas Hine's roundup of fall museum exhibitions for the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale" makes the list.
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), Cascades Perpendiculars I, 1980-82. nds of Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen in honor of her 80th birthday, and the Ware Trust Fund. © 2020 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Artnet contributors Sarah Cascone and Caroline Goldstein highlight upcoming exhibitions opening this fall across the United States. Among their top picks is PAFA's Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, which opens on November 19.
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Explore every nook and cranny of the landmark 1875 painting by Thomas Eakins, "The Gross Clinic," with the New York Times's Jason Farago, and gain insight into its details and the significance they hold.
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Good Housekeeping lists PAFA's Summer Art Camp for Kids as a top pick for online summer camps this season.
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Arcmanoro Niles for Cultured Magazine | Photo: Aubrey Mayer
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation announced the recipients of its 2019 Biennial Grants this week. Among this year's recipients is BFA alumnus Arcmanoro Niles '13.
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About PAFA

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.