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PAFA Announces New Partnership with SEI

SEI is the exclusive Presenting Sponsor of Morris Gallery Exhibition Program; three-year partnership reflects shared commitment to creativity, innovation

PHILADELPHIA (August 29, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce…

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PAFA Morris Gallery Presents Fernando Orellana: His Study of Life

Installation includes an interactive drawing machine designed to
channel the ghost of Thomas Eakins via electromagnetic fields

August 20 - November 6, 2016
 
Opening reception: Wednesday, September 7, 6 - 8 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (August 2, 2016…

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PAFA Welcomes Six New Board of Trustee Members

PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce six new members of its Board of Trustees, who were elected during PAFA’s June Board Meeting.

PAFA Board Chair Kevin F. Donohoe says, “We are delighted…

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PAFA Announces New Acquisitions to Permanent Collection

Exciting works by Nina Chanel Abney, Becky Suss, Hale A. Woodruff, Ellen Lanyon, and others are the latest to join PAFA's growing collection of American art

PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announces…

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PAFA Announces Recipient of Diversity Curatorial Fellowship

Kelli Morgan named the first Winston & Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Fine Arts, created to enhance diversity within the major institutional museum field

PHILADELPHIA (June 20, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the…

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PAFA Announces Jessica Abel as Illustration Program Chair

PHILADELPHIA (June 7, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and writer Jessica Abel as chair of its new Illustration program.

Clint Jukkala, Dean of the School of…

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33 Orchard in NYC Presents Work by PAFA MFA Graduates

On view June 9 - July 3 at 33 Orchard gallery in NYC
Opening reception: Friday, June 10, 6 - 8 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in conjunction with 33 Orchard gallery is pleased to present The

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PAFA Announces 2016 Winners of Prestigious Travel Scholarships and Museum Purchase Prizes

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

PHILADELPHIA (May 16, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of its most…

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PAFA Youth Council Curates New Exhibition

Education Makes Me a Modern Girl features more than 40 diverse works from PAFA’s Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women

On view through October 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (May 9, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce Educ

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PAFA Holds 211th Commencement on May 13

Melvin Edwards to Deliver Commencement Address,
Njideka Akunyili Crosby to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

PHILADELPHIA (April 28, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is holding its 211th Commencement exercises on Friday, May 13, 2016 at…

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PAFA Celebrates 115th Annual Student Exhibition on May 13 

A tradition for more than a century, and an annual ritual for savvy art collectors

PHILADELPHIA (April 22, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents its 115th Annual Student Exhibition, May 13 - June 5, in the Samuel M…

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PAFA Announces Preview Party
for 115th Annual Student Exhibition

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 4 - 8:30 p.m.


PHILADELPHIA (April 11, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will kick off the 115th Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) with a Preview Party, hosted by PAFA's Women's Board, on…

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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.