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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 Honoré

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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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PAFA Announces New Additions to Permanent Collection

Works by Emily Sartain, Jim Campbell, Debra Priestly, Bill Walton, Mel Edwards, Eugene Feldman, and others join PAFA's growing collection of American art
  

PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announces…

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PAFA Announces the Appointment of
Brooke Davis Anderson as its New Museum Director
 

PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brooke Davis Anderson as the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum.

Anderson, who has more…

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PAFA Introduces New Summer Residency for Undergraduates

Currents: The Summer Residency at PAFA is an innovative six-week residency for rising undergraduate seniors; includes studio space, housing, much more

June 11 - July 21, 2017


PHILADELPHIA (February 27, 2017) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine…

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PAFA Morris Gallery Presents Paul Chan: Pillowsophia

A sculptural meditation on issues of violence, race, and consumer culture

March 22 – May 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (February 21, 2017) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents Paul Chan: Pillowsophia, on view from March 22 through May…

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PAFA’s Open Studio Night is Friday, February 17

See what the buzz is about! An up-close and personal look into the creative process, and works in progress, of a new generation of emerging artists

PHILADELPHIA (February 1, 2017)  – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is hosting its annual…

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PAFA Receives $350,000 Gift For Community Education Center

Naming gift from Connelly Foundation ensures PAFA’s ongoing commitment to educational outreach for children, families, and their communities

PHILADELPHIA (January 23, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is thrilled to…

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PAFA Receives $500,000 Naming Gift for Printmaking Shop

Gift from Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan ensures PAFA's renowned training of students in the art of printmaking will continue to grow

PHILADELPHIA (January 3, 2017) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is delighted to announce…

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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.