Annual Student Exhibition Preview

May 13, 2021

The Annual Student Exhibition Preview kicks off the historic Annual Student Exhibition (ASE). ASE is the longest-running exhibition of its kind.

Register for the ASE Preview Party

The annual event hosted by the Women's Committee of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is vital in the city's cultural calendar. Unlike other graduating student art exhibitions, ASE offers student-artists the chance to curate, install, and sell their work in the setting of a major, historic museum. This culminating exhibition, featuring the work of undergraduate and graduate students, has launched the careers of many internationally-acclaimed artists including Barkley L. Hendricks, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Bo Bartlett, and Jonathan Lyndon Chase. 

The generosity of sponsors and ticket buyers along with those who purchase the amazing array of works created by PAFA's talented graduates provides valuable scholarship support to current students. Net proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships for the ASE Preview, as well as a portion of the proceeds from each student artwork sold, directly support PAFA scholarship funds for current and future students. These funds play a vital role in ensuring that PAFA can continue to recruit, educate, and support the very best and brightest up-and-coming artists.

Tickets to the Preview offer an exclusive opportunity to explore and purchase new works by student-artists before the exhibition opens to the public. Tickets for the Preview are sold at multiple tiers, allowing guests different benefits and entry times contingent upon their ticket level. 

For more information about the ASE Preview, contact Erica Land, Director of Development Events, at or (215) 972-2103.

Logos for sponsors of the 120th Annual Student Exhibition Preview.

The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, Honorary Chair

The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation has been a generous partner for over 30 years, enabling PAFA to undertake ambitious projects it would not have been able to accomplish otherwise. These projects include construction of The Broad Street Studio in Memory of Barbara Greenfield, a glass-box studio where students and other artists create and exhibit artwork; The Albert M. Greenfield American Art Resource Online, making PAFA’s collection broadly accessible to scholars and art lovers; a major exhibition in conjunction with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program; and most recently the creation of new classrooms and studio spaces for PAFA’s Animation Major.

Barbara Greenfield was also deeply involved with PAFA, with over 50 years of service as a Board Member and member of the Women’s Committee. Combining her passion for travel and art, she arranged and led nearly 40 trips around the world - to art collectors’ homes, behind-the-scenes at museums, and to meet local dignitaries.

These are only a few examples of the many innovative projects the Greenfield family and The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation have supported. Their commitment to the health, education, culture, and quality of life for the citizens of Philadelphia is unparalleled.

Logo for The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation







Board of Directors
Priscilla M. Luce, President
Philadelphia, PA

Juliet G. Six, Treasurer
Washington, DC

Deborah G. DeLauro
Haverford, PA

Sarah E. Mark
Laurel, DE

Edward A. Montgomery, Jr.
Philadelphia, PA

Jason Greenfield
West Chester, PA

Tildy Lewis Davidson
Washington, DC

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