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Taylor Larson painting Window at the Window
Thrillist names 14 of the best museum exhibits in Philadelphia that should be viewed before they're gone, naming PAFA's 121st Annual Student Exhibit as number three on the list.
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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."
Alumni News
wall of the museum exhibition Women in Motion
WHYY’s Priyanka Tewari reports on the legacy of women artists at PAFA, following a visit to the museum and curator interview.
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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.
Alumni News
Darla Jackson sculpture A Dangerous Expedition
Sculpture faculty, Darla Jackson, is featured in a solo exhibition titled "Staring at the Sun" at Talon Gallery, an art gallery in Portland, OR showcasing new contemporary figurative and narrative art.
Nancy Bea Miller's painting "Red Onion"
The Main Line New reviews alum Nancy Bea Miller's solo exhibition at F.A.N. Gallery
Alumni News
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…
Perspectives
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…
Alumni News
Margaret Foster Richardson (1881-1945) A Motion Picture, 1912
Karen Rogers reports on two major exhibitions at PAFA celebrating women artists for this week's "6abc Loves the Arts." Women in Motion: 150 Years of Women's Artist Networks at PAFA charts the untold stories of women artists' networking, innovating and collaborating. Joan Semmel: Skin in the Game is…
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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…

Alumni News
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…
Alumni News
WURD host Nick Taliaferro interviewing Eric Pryor

WURD Radio has reshared the interviews from their Black History Month live broadcast at PAFA! Follow the link below to watch the full program and find more photos.

"Evening WURDs host Nick Taliaferro kicked off the event by interviewing Eric Pryor, PAFA’s first Black president in its 217-year…

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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.