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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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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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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.