Lectures & Special Programs

Being an artist is not only about skills—it's also about dialogue. PAFA offers a number of vibrant lecture series with noted scholars, critics, and artists to discuss their work with students.

Visiting Artists Program

The Visiting Artists Program is a student-run program that brings an outstanding roster of local, national and internationally exhibiting artists to campus each semester for insightful lectures, one-on-one critiques, performances and workshops.

To see the current schedule, click here.

The Review Panel Philadelphia with David Cohen

The Review Panel Philadelphia, hosted by PAFA in association with artcritical.com, is a yearly series of four panel discussions hosted by The Review Panel founder, New York arts critic and writer David Cohen.

For more information, click here.

Art at Lunch

The Art at Lunch series introduces a variety of lectures on American art and culture. Students can bring their lunch and enjoy discussions and lectures with scholars and artists covering a variety of topics related to PAFA’s exhibitions, collections and areas of interest.

To see the current schedule, click here.