Young Friends of PAFA

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The Young Friends of PAFA is a vibrant group of art enthusiasts ages 21 to 40 who participate in social, educational, networking, and philanthropic activities at PAFA and around the city of Philadelphia. The Young Friends share a commitment to supporting PAFA and the future of American art.

Upcoming Young Friends events:
Wednesday, May 16: Young Friends tour of the Annual Student Exhibition
Saturday, July 20: Kayak the Schuylkill (registration open soon)

Save the Date
Thursday, September 19: Curator tour of From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic
Saturday, October 19: Philadelphia Open Studios Tour (POST) with Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art

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Pricing and Benefits

Young Friends Single $100

  • All General Membership benefits at the Individual level
  • Complimentary admission for one adult to Young Collectors events with opportunities to mingle with other collectors, artists, and gallerists.
  • Invitations for one adult to special happy hour events

Young Friends Dual $150

  • All General Membership benefits at the Family level
  • Complimentary admission for two adults to Young Collectors events with opportunities to mingle with other collectors, artists, and gallerists.
  • Invitations for two adults to special happy hour events

Young Philanthropist $300

  • All Young Friends Dual benefits
  • Reciprocal admission to over 900 museums nation wide through the ROAM and NARM reciprocal programs.
  • 6 PAFA guest passes to share with friends and family
  • Invitations to bring up to two additional guests to specific Young Friends events throughout the year
  • 10% discount on Continuing Education classes and workshops

Young Artist $65

  • All Young Friends Single benefits
  • Please note that Young Artist Members will be required to provide proof of current practice in the form of a resume, CV, website, or recent exhibition listing. 

Young Friends of PAFA Committee Members

Kalil G. Abdullah, M. D.
Patrick Devine
Chris Golson
Miguel Horn
Chris Le Vine
Ian Lowe
Uyen Lowe
Justin Moore
Wesley Palmer
Jillian Payne Johnson, Co-Chair

Jillian Shoham
Jon Shoham
Suzi Stein
Lisa Skedzielewski
​C.J. Stahl
Peter Weil
Vanessa Werring
Maxwell Young, Co-Chair