Press Releases

April 5, 2018

PAFA's 117th Annual Student Exhibition Opens May 11

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents its 117th Annual Student Exhibition, May 11 - June 3, 2018 at 128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia. The exhibition opens to the public with a reception on May 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. An academic capstone and the longest-standing exhibition of its kind, the Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) offers PAFA's emerging artists the opportunity to curate, install, and sell their own work in a professional setting. The exhibition marks the end of a student's time at PAFA but the beginning of their contribution to the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia and beyond.

April 5, 2018

PAFA Announces New Curatorial Position at the Museum

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brittany Webb as Curator of the John Rhoden Collection. In January 2018, the Academy took over responsibility for more than 275 works by African American sculptor John Rhoden. Ms. Webb will join the staff at PAFA on April 24.

March 23, 2018

PAFA Announces Latest Additions to Permanent Collection

PAFA announces the addition of 20 historic, modern, and contemporary works to its permanent collection of American art. The new acquisitions include works on paper, sculpture and photography, half of which are works by women, artists of color, and underrepresented artists. Works by Abelardo Morell, Didier William and Nick Cave are included.

February 8, 2018

PAFA Announces Latest Additions to Permanent Collection

PAFA announces the addition of more than 40 historic, modern, and contemporary works to its permanent collection of American art. Works by Dawoud Bey, Mary Cassatt, Eldzier Cortor, Sam Gilliam, Joyce Kozloff, the Guerilla Girls, Rina Banerjee and Martin Puryear are included.

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