Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party

September 10, 2020

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

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

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