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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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PAFA's 18th Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction
Brings Best of Australia's Food and Wine to Philadelphia

Event raises over $550,000 annually to support student scholarships

PHILADELPHIA (October 12, 2016) -- For the 18th consecutive year, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will host Ba

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PAFA Announces New Season of Exciting Programming

Music, art making, lectures, performances and more at 118-128 N. Broad Street

PHILADELPHIA (October 5, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) kicks off a new season of its popular PAFA After Dark series with 8 themed monthly events…

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PAFA to Launch New Pop-Up Space in Chestnut Hill

'PAFA Northwest' will serve as a gallery, museum shop and education space for residents and visitors to Germantown Avenue; kick-off is October 13 

PHILADELPHIA (October 3, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announces the launch of…

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PAFA Presents Thomas Eakins: Photographer

Rarely-seen photographs, along with paintings and sculpture, on view in exhibition honoring centenary of Eakins' death

October 20, 2016 - January 29, 2017

 Press preview: Wednesday, October 19, 11 a.m.

   
PHILADELPHIA (September 26, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania…

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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.