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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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PAFA Presents World War I and American Art

First Major Exhibition to Explore the First World War Through The Eyes of American Artists and Examine Its Lasting Impact on Art and Culture

November 4, 2016 - April 9, 2017

Press preview: Thursday, November 3, 10 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA (October 14, 2016) – The…

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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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PAFA Launches $25 Million Capital Campaign

PAFA First campaign to preserve its priceless collections and buildings, enhance growing North Broad Street corridor, increase public engagement with new partnerships and greater access, solidify its commitment to contemporary art
   

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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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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.