At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, more than a dozen students are sitting out their final show and presenting their work at alternative, artist-run spaces instead.
Alumni, students, and members of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts community, including Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Didier William, have signed letters of concern condemning the college’s non-affiliation policies.
In Intimate Immensity at PAFA, touch, materiality, the sensual, and the subversive are part of a feminist lineage.
Employees of the National Endowment for the Arts, which funds many public arts programs, are among the 800,000 government workers currently living without pay. Now, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts cannot submit a grant proposal to celebrate the upcoming centennial.
Cobbled together from materials including cowrie shells, Yoruba masks, horns, Japanese mosquito nets, and crocodile heads, Rina Banerjee’s fantastical sculptures present a utopian vision of globalism.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, which is currently hosting a show of Close’s photographs, will put on a range of programs in light of recent sexual misconduct allegations against the artist.
From critical to patriotic and everything in between, a vast exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts displays the full range of US artists’ reactions to World War I.
Here’s a small taste of what this vast country had to offer in art this year.
Artist Fernando Orellana is summoning the ghost of Thomas Eakins to Philadelphia through art machines and nude models.
PHILADELPHIA — While teaching at Jefferson School of the Social Sciences in New York around 1949, Norman Lewis began to draft an artist’s treatise in which he laid out his teaching theories, and, more intriguingly, his ideas about the role an artist should play in society.
Norman Lewis (1909-1979), in the last two decades of his life, fused black struggle with abstract painting.
The Low-Residency MFA program at PAFA is ideal for students who desire the community, support, and rigor of a traditional MFA, along with a more flexible structure to fit their lives and schedules.