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During its most recent Collections Committee meeting, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announced a relationship with the Paulson Fontaine Press to be the only East Coast repository for all of its prints by African American artists. The museum also added nearly 40 historic, modern and…
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PAFA President and Chief Executive Officer David R. Brigham, Ph.D has been named a senior advisor to the executive director of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Established in 2001, the Center is committed to…
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PAFA president and Chief Executive Officer David R. Brigham, Ph.D. was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania at the College's 149th Commencement on May 12, 2018. Brigham was one of four national and international leaders to be recognized during the ceremony…
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The Brodsky Center, a collaborative paper and printmaking center devoted to the creation of new work, is coming to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). The Brodsky Center will become part of the School at PAFA, expanding its printmaking curriculum and providing internship and…
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announced today that it purchased American artist Frederic Edwin Church's masterful oil painting, "Valley of Santa Isabel, New Granada" (1875). Church is arguably an integral part of American art history and this will be the first work by the artist…
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) invites you to explore the idea of space and unique spaces in "Infinite Spaces: Rediscovering PAFA's Permanent Collection," opening June 30th. "Infinite Spaces" brings together more than 100 new acquisitions and rarely seen gems from PAFA's historic…
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of its most prestigious travel awards and museum purchase prizes. Over $170,000 in scholarships and awards are given out to students each year, including travel scholarships, exhibition nominations, and…
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to showcase the work of artists Didier William and Nestor Armando Gil/Taller Workshop in the exhibition "SWARM.," which opens June 30th. Viewers will encounter more than 30 works in a variety of media in which William and Gil reveal…
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce that Aubrey Brown, a graduating Illustration student in the Certificate program, is the recipient of this year’s Anne Bryan Memorial Award. The Anne Bryan Memorial Award is named for Anne Bryan, a PAFA student who died in the…
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce three new members to its Board of Trustees. PAFA Board Chair Kevin F. Donohoe said, “We are delighted to welcome these three exceptional individuals to the Board. The expertise, enthusiasm, and energy they bring to the table…
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will hold its 213th Commencement exercises on Friday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in the Historic Landmark Building, 118 North Broad Street, Philadelphia. PAFA will recognize 87 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs. Nick Cave…
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents its 117th Annual Student Exhibition, May 11 - June 3, 2018 at 128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia. The exhibition opens to the public with a reception on May 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. An academic capstone and the longest-standing exhibition…
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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.