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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brittany Webb as Curator of the John Rhoden Collection. In January 2018, the Academy took over responsibility for more than 275 works by African American sculptor John Rhoden. Ms. Webb will join the staff at…
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PAFA announces the addition of 20 historic, modern, and contemporary works to its permanent collection of American art. The new acquisitions include works on paper, sculpture and photography, half of which are works by women, artists of color, and underrepresented artists. Works by Abelardo Morell,…
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PAFA announces the addition of more than 40 historic, modern, and contemporary works to its permanent collection of American art. Works by Dawoud Bey, Mary Cassatt, Eldzier Cortor, Sam Gilliam, Joyce Kozloff, the Guerilla Girls, Rina Banerjee and Martin Puryear are included.
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As museums and art schools deal with the fall out over sexual harassment allegations brought against Chuck Close, PAFA responds to the discussion with an interactive show
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has been awarded $500,000 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for the institution’s Campus Master Plan.
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is proud to announce that the academy is taking responsibility of more than 275 works by American sculptor John Rhoden (1918-2001).
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PAFA celebrates 250th Anniversary of London’s Royal Academy as only American partner: PAFA President and CEO David R. Brigham, curates an exhibition on Benjamin West, the bridge between the two institutions, and teacher to many American artists of the iconic works of the New Republic.
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PAFA’s 19th Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction

Brings Five California Visionaries to Philadelphia

 

PHILADELPHIA (October 20, 2017) —  For the 19th consecutive year, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will host its Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction on November 11, 2017 at PAFA, 128…

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PAFA Reopens Popular Retail Store in Chestnut Hill

PAFA Northwest opens in a new location, launches partnership with Phaidon

PHILADELPHIA (October 16, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) reopened its pop-up retail store last week in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood.…

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PAFA Presents a Forum on Art and the Election
What is the role and responsibility of artists
in responding to a nation divided?

Friday – Sunday, November 3 – 5, 2017


PHILADELPHIA (October 9, 2017) – Marking one year since the most recent national election, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA…

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New Wide-Ranging Acquisitions Join Prestigious

PAFA Collection of American Art

Works by Audrey Flack, Mickalene Thomas, Sonya Clark, Cassils, and others


PHILADELPHIA (September 22, 2017) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announces the addition of more than 28 historic, modern, and…

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Fall Season of Exciting Programming Launches at PAFA

A fall filled with events featuring music, art making, talks, tours, and more


PHILADELPHIA (September 11, 2017) - The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents an exciting schedule of public programs this fall for the public to discover…

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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.