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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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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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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.