The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the election of Andrew Kress to its Board of Trustees. Kress is the CEO and founder of HealthVerity, a healthcare technology company.
PAFA is pleased to present its major fall exhibition, "Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World," the first mid-career retrospective on the contemporary practice of Bengali-born, New York-based artist Rina Banerjee, co-organized with the San Jose Museum of Art.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) congratulates artist Martin Puryear (b. 1941) for being chosen to represent the United States at the 2019 Venice Biennale. PAFA currently has 25 works by the 77-year old African American artist and sculptor in its permanent collection, including 23 recent acquisitions from its recent partnership with Paulson Fontaine Press.
PAFA mourns the loss of H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, 88, the philanthropist and civic leader, who died Sunday morning. Gerry and his wife, Marguerite, have been longstanding leaders within the PAFA community and since 2002 Marguerite has served as a member of the Board of Trustees.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley R. Lomery as Chief Development Officer. Lomery, who has more than 20 years of fundraising experience in higher education and the arts, most recently served as Assistant Vice President of Development at Temple University.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce four new members to its Board of Trustees. PAFA Board Chair Kevin F. Donohoe said, “We are thrilled to welcome these four exceptional individuals to the board. Their expertise, energy and service to the community are well suited to PAFA’s mission of promoting the transformative power of art and art making.”
PAFA Announces Partnership With Paulson Fontaine Press Making It the East Coast Repository for Editions by African American Artists
During its most recent Collections Committee meeting, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announced a relationship with the Paulson Fontaine Press to be the only East Coast repository for all of its prints by African American artists. The museum also added nearly 40 historic, modern and contemporary works to its permanent collection of American art at the quarterly meeting.
PAFA President and Chief Executive Officer David R. Brigham, Ph.D has been named a senior advisor to the executive director of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Established in 2001, the Center is committed to collecting, documenting and presenting African American art as well as replenishing and expanding the field.
PAFA president and Chief Executive Officer David R. Brigham, Ph.D. was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania at the College's 149th Commencement on May 12, 2018. Brigham was one of four national and international leaders to be recognized during the ceremony.
The Brodsky Center, a collaborative paper and printmaking center devoted to the creation of new work, is coming to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). The Brodsky Center will become part of the School at PAFA, expanding its printmaking curriculum and providing internship and professional opportunities for students to learn about publishing editions, marketing, and selling artists' prints. A new papermaking facility will be established at PAFA and will provide papermaking opportunities for both Brodsky Center editions and PAFA students.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announced today that it purchased American artist Frederic Edwin Church's masterful oil painting, "Valley of Santa Isabel, New Granada" (1875). Church is arguably an integral part of American art history and this will be the first work by the artist to enter the Museum's permanent collection.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) invites you to explore the idea of space and unique spaces in "Infinite Spaces: Rediscovering PAFA's Permanent Collection," opening June 30th. "Infinite Spaces" brings together more than 100 new acquisitions and rarely seen gems from PAFA's historic collection of American art.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of its most prestigious travel awards and museum purchase prizes. Over $170,000 in scholarships and awards are given out to students each year, including travel scholarships, exhibition nominations, and purchase prizes.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to showcase the work of artists Didier William and Nestor Armando Gil/Taller Workshop in the exhibition "SWARM.," which opens June 30th. Viewers will encounter more than 30 works in a variety of media in which William and Gil reveal their respective Haitian and Cuban heritage, and are inflected by the diasporic communities they call home in the United States.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce that Aubrey Brown, a graduating Illustration student in the Certificate program, is the recipient of this year’s Anne Bryan Memorial Award. The Anne Bryan Memorial Award is named for Anne Bryan, a PAFA student who died in the Salvation Army Thrift Store building fire and collapse on June 5, 2013 at 22nd and Market Streets in Center City.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce three new members to its Board of Trustees. PAFA Board Chair Kevin F. Donohoe said, “We are delighted to welcome these three exceptional individuals to the Board. The expertise, enthusiasm, and energy they bring to the table will be invaluable in continuing to fulfill PAFA’s mission of promoting the transformative power of art and art making.”
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will hold its 213th Commencement exercises on Friday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in the Historic Landmark Building, 118 North Broad Street, Philadelphia. PAFA will recognize 87 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs. Nick Cave to deliver Commencement address; Quentin Morris to receive Distinguished Alumni Award; John Thornton to receive Alumni Service Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As museums and art schools deal with the fall out over sexual harassment allegations brought against Chuck Close, PAFA responds to the discussion with an interactive show
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has been awarded $500,000 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for the institution’s Campus Master Plan.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is proud to announce that the academy is taking responsibility of more than 275 works by American sculptor John Rhoden (1918-2001).
PAFA celebrates 250th Anniversary of London’s Royal Academy as only American partner: PAFA President and CEO David R. Brigham, curates an exhibition on Benjamin West, the bridge between the two institutions, and teacher to many American artists of the iconic works of the New Republic.