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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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PAFA Holds 212th Commencement on May 12

Joan Semmel to Deliver Commencement Address; Anne Minich to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

PHILADELPHIA (April 10, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is holding its 212th Commencement exercises on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the…

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PAFA Announces Preview Party for
116th Annual Student Exhibition

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4 - 9 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will kick off the 116th Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) with a Preview Party, hosted by PAFA's Women's Board, on Thursday…

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PAFA Presents

Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer

June 29 – September 3, 2017

Press Preview: Wednesday, June 28, 11 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2017)  – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to present Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of

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Community Leaders Convene at PAFA on April 6 to Advocate for Federal Support for the Arts and Humanities

Local Arts, Business, Cultural, and Political Leaders Join Together to Address Threatened Federal Budget Cuts to Arts, Humanities, Museums and Libraries

PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2017) – The…

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Crucial Renovations of PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building Currently Underway

Massive skylights being installed; historically precise designs with
state-of-the-art materials to replace current skylights from 1940s

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2017) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has begun…

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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.