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uwishunu | Explore PAFA's New Exhibitions

PAFA's Museum reopening and new exhibitions were highlighted over at for its January guide to what's happening around Philadelphia:

Philadelphia’s prestigious art school and museum debuts three exhibitions on Thursday that highlight local artists and celebrate women. Only Tony: Portraits by Gilbert Lewis features 25 paintings the Philadelphia artist created of a human model; and Roll, Press Pull: Contemporary Works from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives showcases pieces from the printmaking workshop for multiethnic artists — a gift to the museum from generous collectors. The third exhibit, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, features works by more than 50 women and honors the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted some American women the right to vote.

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, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.