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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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PAFA Announces Innovative Scholarship-Granting Exhibition

Juried exhibition Crosscurrents is the first of its kind; open to undergraduates at select art schools, winner receives PAFA scholarship

PHILADELPHIA (December 14, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has awarded a full…

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PAFA Announces Latest Additions to Permanent Collection

Works by Cassils, Alexi Worth, Tammy Rae Carland, many others join PAFA's vibrant, diverse, and growing collection of American art


PHILADELPHIA (December 9, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announces the addition of more…

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Give the Gift of Art! PAFA's Annual Student Print Sale is Dec. 2

An annual tradition for creative holiday shoppers, with hundreds of original works by PAFA's emerging student artists - all priced under $150

PHILADELPHIA (November 21, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) hosts the…

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PAFA Receives Grant For Historic Archives

Funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will allow PAFA
to digitize, catalog, and re-house PAFA's Annual Exhibition photographs

 
PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has been awarded a $25,000…

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PAFA Presents
Melt/Carve/Forge: Embodied Sculptures by Cassils

Powerful performance-based sculpture that ignites the canon of art history

November 19, 2016 - March 5, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, December 3, 4 - 6 p.m.

"One of ten transgender artists who are changing the landscape of contemporary

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PAFA Hosts The Review Panel Philadelphia on November 2

PHILADELPHIA (October 24, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announces the upcoming lineup of The Review Panel Philadelphia, moderated by artcritical.com's David Cohen.

On Wednesday, November 2 at 6 p.m., David Cohen will be…

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John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), Gassed, (1919). Oil on canvas, 90 ½ × 240 inches. Courtesy of IWM (Imperial War Museums), London. | Image: ©IWM Imperial War Museums
PAFA presents its ground-breaking exhibition, "World War I and American Art," from November 4, 2016 through April 9, 2017. The first major museum exhibition to revisit this unprecedented global event through the eyes of American artists, "World War I and American Art" will show how American artists…
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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.