Join in student and faculty panel discussions, participate in Q&A sessions, and take a guided tour of PAFA’s studios and classrooms, as well as its renowned museum and exhibition spaces. Learn about the admissions process, financial aid, and scholarships.
Founded in 1805 in the heart of Philadelphia, at the gateway to the city’s “museum mile” that includes The Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art, PAFA is America’s first school and museum of fine arts.
Its unique programs are rooted in the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and a brand-new program in fine arts illustration. Along with an intense immersion in studio arts training, students are encouraged to innovate and explore a wide range of approaches to art-making.
PAFA offers three undergraduate degrees (Certificate; BFA; and a coordinated BFA with the University of Pennsylvania) and two graduate degrees (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate; MFA; and a new Low-Residency MFA).
Both open house events provide an excellent introduction to PAFA, its rigorous programs, and its vibrant and diverse community of artists. They also showcase the school’s private studios and its breathtaking Cast Hall, where students draw from casts of dozens of classical sculptures.
For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 215-972-7625 or visit pafa.edu/openhouse.
The filmmaker and visual artist tells stories that speak directly to Native audiences while not over-explaining meaning for non-Native viewers.
Nickson’s interests lie in the individual’s place in a world shaped by immensities of land and water, sky and cloud.
Miguel Calderón examines class, violence, and corruption in Mexican society with macabre, irreverent humor.
The works spanned a variety of media, showcasing the diversity of artmaking and image production that supplements a revolution.
Ten artists will receive studio space and access to faculty, staff, students, workshops, and programming at an arts institution in the heart of Philadelphia.
For this year’s edition of the San Francisco festival, 16 Latina and Chinese women designed and hand-sewed flags that tell their story.
Tomohito Ushiro’s design features billions of shifting lighting patterns and encourages people to use the restroom without “feeling stress.”
The 7.8-magnitude quake has killed at least 2,600 people and destroyed a 2nd-century castle, among other landmarks.
Robert Legorreta, also known as “Cyclona,” discusses the origins of his performance art and ongoing political activism.