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PAFA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of After-School Studio Arts Program

Offering free honors-level art training to over 3,000 students since 1994

Reception: May 18, 3-5 p.m.
 

PHILADELPHIA (May 13, 2014) — The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) celebrates the 20th anniversary of its After-School…

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PAFA Celebrates 209th Commencement on May 9, 2014

Jane Golden to Deliver Commencement Address

 

PHILADELPHIA (May 5, 2014) - The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) celebrates its 209th Commencement on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Historic Landmark Building (118 N. Broad Street).

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PAFA’s 113th Annual Student Exhibition:
A Celebration of Tradition and the Art of Today

May 9 – June 1, 2014

 

PHILADELPHIA (April 21, 2014) — The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents its 113th Annual Student Exhibition (ASE),  May 9 – June 1, 2014 in PAFA’s Samuel M.V. Hamilton…

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PAFA Presents David Lynch: The Unified Field

First Major U.S. Museum Exhibition of Eminent Filmmaker and PAFA Alumnus

September 13, 2014 – January 11, 2015

 

Philadelphia, PA (April 10, 2014) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents David Lynch: The Unified Field, on view September 13…

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PAFA Alumna Mia Rosenthal Awarded Prestigious
Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund Grant

"Valuable input from faculty, visiting artists and peers at PAFA helped me find my voice as an artist."

PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2014) - The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is proud to announce Mia…

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PAFA Launches Fine Arts Venture Fund

Over $15,000 Awarded to Fine Arts Students in Support of Their Artistic Goals

PHILADELPHIA (March 21, 2014) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to launch a new program for Fine Arts students: The PAFA Fine Arts Venture Fund. Spear-headed…

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PAFA Announces Preview Party for 113th Annual Student Exhibition

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 4:00-8:30pm

 

PHILADELPHIA (March 12, 2014) — The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will kick off the 113th Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) with a Preview Party, hosted by PAFA’s Women’s Board, on…

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PAFA Hosts Annual Open Studio Night

Visitors and art collectors get an inside look into the creative process of tomorrow’s art stars

Philadelphia, PA (February 12, 2014) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) hosts its annual Open Studio Night on Friday, February 21, 5:30-8 p.m. in the…

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PAFA Alumni Gallery Presents

A Question of Scale: Paintings by Three Muralists

Jon Laidacker, Charles Newman and Thomas Walton

On view through April 20, 2014

Gallery Talk: February 23, 12 p.m.

Philadelphia, PA (February 10, 2014) – The PAFA Alumni Gallery presents an exhibition of studio work by three…

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PAFA Presents Over 30 Programs and Free Sunday Admission

in Conjunction with Beyond The Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts

PHILADELPHIA (February 6, 2014) – In conjunction with the special exhibition, Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents…

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PAFA Hosts PAFA in Bloom, April 4–6

National Floral Designers Transform Historic Landmark Building

With Over 60 Blooming Masterpieces

Preview Reception: April 3, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

 

PHILADELPHIA (January 23, 2014) – The galleries of PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building will burst into bloom this April during…

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Anna Marley, Curator of Historical American Art, has been elected the next Co-Chair of the Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA).
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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.