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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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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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charles willson peale, "the artist in his museum"
In anticipation of an upcoming exhibition, Smithsonian Magazine takes a closer look at the life and work of Charles Willson Peale, with a shout-out to The Artist in His Museum—a gem of PAFA collection to be featured in the exhibition.
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NBC Philadelphia takes a look at some of the most exciting ways to virtually engage with arts and culture in Philadelphia, including the PAFA From Home initiative.
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6-ABC's Natalie Jason interviewed PAFA's Vice President of Public Engagement and Education, Monica Zimmerman, about our digital offerings.
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Louis B. Sloan, "Untitled [Field landscape with narrow sky]"
Art Critical takes a closer look at our exhibition, "'Awakened In You': The Collection of Dr. Constance E. Clayton," which features works representing over one hundred years of accomplishment by African American artists.
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behind the scenes look at the making of JLC's print with the brodsky

The curatorial team at Artsy has rounded up their favorite prints, and for every purchase, Artsy will donate to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Among the picks are editions from Jonathan Lyndon Chase '13 and Elizabeth Catlett from the Brodsky Center at PAFA.

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In the scramble to find personal protective equipment (PPE), museums and art schools have stepped in to help local hospitals, all of whom say they are running short. Discover how PAFA, along with other local institutions, are participating in the efforts to fight the coronavirus.
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Dr. Constance Clayton and her mother, Williabell Clayton
Karen Chernick takes a closer look at the mother-daughter duo of Dr. Constance E. and Williabell Clayton, whose personal collection of art is on view in our exhibition, "Awakened in You".
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Philadelphia's Association for Public Art has compiled a list of online arts resources from local cultural organizations—including PAFA's own permanent collection, which is available online. This resource connects art lovers of all kinds to thousands of artworks from these organizations.

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Claire Voon examines the efforts of museums—which includes PAFA—to expand their holdings of women artists.
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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.