Points of View Speaker Series

The Points of View Speaker Series brings experts from all over together for engaging and thought-provoking discussions that cross disciplines, provoke curiosity, and explore the transformative power of art and art-making.

Registration fees include access to the Museum galleries and exhibitions all day. The Points of View Speaker Series is always free for PAFA Members.


Upcoming Events

Community Education

July 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Rain Check: Workshop on Rainwater Management

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from the Philadelphia Water Department! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered. PWD believes that everyone can make a difference in transforming Philadelphia into a greener city with clean water.

Cost: Free for Philadelphia residents.

Location: Community Education Space, Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

September 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Tour: Learning to Look

Due to their large scale and minute attention to botanical details, many early American landscapes, especially those by Frederic Edwin Church, benefit from extended, close-looking to uncover the secrets they hold about the natural world. Join Curator of Historical American Art, Dr. Anna O. Marley, Dr. Laura Turner Igoe from the James A. Michener Art Museum, and Dr. Franklin Kelly from the National Gallery of Art for an up close and personal experience with some of the masterpieces in From the Schuylkill to the Hudson.

Cost: $25 General admission/ $10 PAFA Member. Ticket includes admission to the 2:00 P.M. Talk and Book Signing

Location: Fisher Brooks Gallery, Hamilton Building

Community Education

September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Talk and Book Signing: The Landscapes of a New Nation

From the Declaration of Independence until the Centennial Exhibition in 1876, Philadelphia was an important site for landscape painting traditions that ultimately shaped the better-known Hudson River School movement.

Cost: $15 General Admission // Free for members

Location: Rhoden Arts Center, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building