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PAFA Presents Chuck Close Photographs

First major exhibition in Philadelphia of this renowned artist

October 6, 2017 - April 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (August 17, 2017) — The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents Chuck Close Photographs, the first major exhibition in Philadelphia of the…

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PAFA and Bryn Mawr College Partner to Exhibit Art by Women
Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms

PAFA: September 15, 2017 – March 18, 2018
BMC: September 28, 2017 – January 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (August 15, 2017) — The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and Bryn Mawr College (BMC) present Beyond

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PAFA Launches Summer Season of Exciting Programming

A summer of events featuring music, art making, talks, tours, and more

PHILADELPHIA (July 20, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents an exciting schedule of summer public programs for the public to discover new ways to…

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PAFA Presents A Collaborative Language: Selections from the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI)

August 12 - November 5, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (July 18, 2017) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents a new exhibition celebrating the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) at…

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PAFA Welcomes Two New Members To its Board of Trustees

PHILADELPHIA (July 10, 2017) - The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce two new members of its Board of Trustees, who were elected during PAFA's June Board Meeting.

PAFA Board Chair Kevin F. Donohoe says, "Our newest…

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PAFA Announces Latest Additions to Permanent Collection

Works by Elizabeth Paxton, Judy Gelles, Joan Semmel, Paul Chan, Robyn O'Neil, William Villalongo, and others join PAFA's vibrant collection of American art

PHILADELPHIA (July 5, 2017) - The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announces…

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PAFA Presents Contemporary Art Installation

Leah Modigliani: The City in Her Desolation

June 8 - August 23, 2017

What power decides why one city is allowed to stand, but not another; why one body is banned from civic space, but not another?  

PHILADELPHIA (May 30, 2017) - The Pennsylvania Academy of the…

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PAFA Honors Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton with Encore Presentation of

A Mine of Beauty: Landscapes by William Trost Richards

May 25 – July 30, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (May 16, 2017) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce an encore presentation of the 2012 exhibition A Mine of

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PAFA Announces 2017 Winners of Prestigious Travel Scholarships and Museum Purchase Prizes

Over $170,000 in scholarships competitively awarded to students each year

PHILADELPHIA (May 15, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of its most…

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 PAFA Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Barkley L. Hendricks

PHILADELPHIA (April 18, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts community is deeply saddened by the passing of alumnus Barkley L. Hendricks, who throughout his artistic career made pioneering contributions to painting, and is best known for…

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PAFA’s 116th Annual Student Exhibition Opens May 12

An annual ritual for art collectors and a PAFA tradition for more than a century

PHILADELPHIA (April 17, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents its 116th Annual Student Exhibition, May 12 - June 4, at 128 North Broad…

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PAFA Alumna Emily Erb Awarded Prestigious
Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Grant

PHILADELPHIA (April 12, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is proud to announce Emily Erb (MFA ‘12) as a recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts, awarded to…

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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.