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WHYY | PAFA Debuts 3 New Exhibits

WHYY's Tonya Pendleton previews the reopening of PAFA's museum:

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts debuts three exhibits this week, but one is of particular interest to those who appreciate the work of female artists. Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale opens Thursday, the day the academy reopens to the public after a COVID-mandated citywide museum shutdown. The exhibit celebrates last year’s 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, and includes the work of more than 50 female artists from varying disciplines. Also opening: Only Tony: Portraits by Gilbert Lewis and Roll, Press Pull: Contemporary Works from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives.

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.