Graphite drawing of nude male figure
Since her very first visit to PAFA, Faith has truly found her place in a close-knit community where she can focus on her art.
Ilene Spiewak's artwork Deeper into the Isolation of Self Information and Gender
Ilene Spiewak's self portrait is one of 42 selected out of 2,700 submissions for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, a juried national competition at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery.
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Robert Roesch's painting
Professor Robert Roesch has served PAFA for nearly 40 years of teaching. Robert is retiring at the end of the spring term to devote full attention to his very active studio practice.
Stool and easel in Raoul Middleman studio
Painter Raoul Middleman's studio is becoming a museum, reports Lydia Wood for Baltimore Magazine. Middleman attended PAFA before moving to the Baltimore home in 1961.
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Michael Gallagher painting, Blue Nocturne
Two solo exhibits at the Gross McCleaf Gallery this month feature PAFA artists. Check out faculty Michael Gallagher's exhibition "Infinition," and graduate of the PAFA/UPenn coordinated BFA, Mickayel Thurin's "Awakening."
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Matthew Stemler's sculpture Crossing the Coded Line
MFA alum Matthew Stemler co-juried the West Windsor Arts Council's Member Show: Horizon, as reported in the New Jersey Stage.
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Nancy Bea Miller's painting "Red Onion"
The Main Line New reviews alum Nancy Bea Miller's solo exhibition at F.A.N. Gallery
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BelleKim installation
Does your work in Once Upon a Place relate to your ideas for the Annual Student Exhibition (ASE)? The city where countless people, animals, objects, future, present, past intersect is the subject of my work and one that I have found myself deeply interested in. This form of installation art…
Portion of This Woman's Work in the Alumni Gallery
PAFA’s Alumni Gallery is currently playing host to four graduates of its Master of Fine Arts program. Brian James Spies curated This Woman’s Work, which also features pieces by Sofya Mirvis, Daria Souvorova, and Ana Vizcarra Rankin. Spies’s body of work exploring gender first developed following the…
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American+ displayed in gallery

American+, a touring solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Michael Coppage (MFA ’05), kicked off the new year in PAFA’s School of Fine Arts Gallery. A venue for alumni showcases, the 2710 square-foot gallery is the largest that American+ has been shown in so far, allowing Coppage to display…

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Sally Ride Quarter Drawing
 Two PAFA alumni, designer Elana Haglar (MFA '07) and sculptor Phebe Hemphill (Sculpture '87), created the depiction of astronaut Dr. Sally Ride on a new quarter released this year. The artists are employed at the US Mint as "Artist Infusion Program" Designer and "Medallic Artist" respectively, and…
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Maggie Bosco in her studio on Open Studio Night

MFA student Marguerite Bosco reflects on this year's Open Studio Night:

"On February 25th, PAFA students opened their studio doors to welcome hundreds of visitors to a behind the scenes look at their creative process. This annual event presents an invaluable opportunity for students to make…


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.