Virtual Tour of Women in Motion_ 150 Years of Women's Artistic Networks at PAFA
Step into the galleries of #WomeninMotion: 150 Years of Women's Artistic Networks at PAFA. See how these women busted through doors that were meant to be shut to them, and then made the choice to hold them open for others. The exhibition closes Sunday, June 24: https://bit.ly/3Pdt5Wc
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The creation of “Shedding Fear” — a 7-foot sculpture of handmade paper by Zofia Chamera! @zchamera_art on IG
It’s closing weekend of the 121st Annual Student Exhibition. Visit the PAFA museum by June 5 to see the incredible works of nearly 100 students. #pafaannualstudentexhibition #pafaase2022
Ready to look behind the scenes at installing ASE? Students have been hard at work curating and installing in the PAFA museum for the 121st Annual Student Exhibition, opening May 13! The School of Fine Art capstone event features work by third- and fourth-year undergraduate students and second-year graduate students. Each artist takes over a wall section, like BFA illustrator, Emily McLaughlin here! #PAFAase2022 https://bit.ly/3OFEPkt
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Aimee Liriano is at work on a large-scale illustration exploring the roots of her ancestry for the 121st Annual Student Exhibition. "In the past couple of years, I grew more and more curious about my ancestry and what it means to live in my body as somebody from the Caribbean. I wanted to represent each and every part of me that comes up in my DNA, using the idea of native flora and fauna from each region, while also highlighting the most important of them for me."
Be the first to see finished student work at the ASE Preview Party on May 12! Attendees support student scholarships and enjoy first access to the sale of our rising artists’ work, along with a host of other benefits. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3k7feCW #PAFAase2022 #PAFAannualstudentexhibition
Find more of Aimee's work at @aimeeliriano on Instagram or https://bit.ly/389FGcq.
Virtual Tour of Joan Semmel: Skin in the Game
A Virtual Tour narrated by Joan Semmel of the first retrospective of this groundbreaking artist, on view through April 3.
This video is made possible through the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Ran a test: Stand outside the building for 60 seconds, see how many of the people walking by on the busy N. Broad Street are coming inside for #PAFAOpenStudio.
Results: 19 of every 20 pedestrians! 😲
Open til 8 pm, check out IG Stories for what’s happening now!
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Priority deadline for scholarships—especially FULL scholarships—is February 1! A School of Fine Arts education at PAFA gives you the tools and knowledge for creating a successful, rewarding, and lifelong career in the arts. Learn more and apply at pafa.edu!
This is the time for student creativity, for gallery inspiration, and for access to the visual arts. By giving to PAFA today, you join us in telling the story of American art.
Your end of year gift supports us now—and in the future—in the areas we need it most. Make a gift to PAFA today: https://bit.ly/3dKKvZ0
Yesterday was so exciting! Thanks to the almost 500 young artists who came through National Portfolio Day over the course of the day; their parents, grandparents, counselors, and other supporters who got them here (and helped carry the large works 💪); artists and reps from 45 art schools who came from around the country; and a special shout out to PAFA faculty Deon Robinson and Doug Martenson for speaking with the students about their work.
Congrats to the students who took that important step and put their work out there! We hope there were lots of helpful seeds of inspiration. 💫
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Ana Vizcarra Rankin, Artist (MFA '12) speaks about her work "Global Optimization Diagram," on view in “Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale." Watch the full video here: https://bit.ly/2UIjNdI
"Global Optimization Diagram" was purchased by the PAFA museum for the Judith McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize at the Annual Student Exhibition in May 2012, and is now featured as part of the PAFA permanent collection alongside multiple generations of important artists in this exhibition. "Taking Space" invites viewers to consider how size and repetition can be interpreted as political gestures in the practices of many women artists.
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Driving towards city hall down North Broad is looking different these summer nights...
PAFA is proud to present Picture Consequences, a summer-long outdoor screening of animations by the Philadelphia Animation Ensemble.
During the winter of 2020 in the wake of the pandemic, a group of animation artists began meeting virtually with the mission of cultivating an independent animation community in Philadelphia. They are drawn together by a common passion for animation as a medium for experimentation. The Philadelphia Animation Ensemble consists of artists residing in the Philadelphia area. Members are involved with other art groups including Marginal Utility, Krissy Talking Pictures, Spiral Q, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid as well as various institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, PAFA, University of the Arts, and Moore College of Art. Among the collective are puppeteers, motion graphics artists, UX designers, professors, and doulas.
Tonight is the night! At the 120th Annual Student Exhibition Preview, art collectors and art lovers have the first chance to view and acquire works created by PAFA's BFA and MFA candidates, all on the verge of their professional careers. The event directly supports student scholarships. Then the exhibit opens to all tomorrow! Click here to reserve your timed tickets for this weekend: https://bit.ly/3uP9TDV
Video: Installation in process for wall of Taylor Larsen, Website: https://bit.ly/3bplmSO | Instagram: https://bit.ly/3huHvTX
Expression in Lockdown
As we come to the end of the school year, we pause to reflect on the creativity and resilience of our PAFA students during COVID-19. This video with Majo and Taylor was originally made in November 2020.
Rewatching it now and seeing how you adapted, developed, and (to use Taylor's word) evolved, we honor all that you brought forth this year in your art and in our community to keep each other safe.
Video produced by Joo Kno Media
It's almost time... the Annual Student Exhibition opens to visitors this weekend! We cannot wait to fill the galleries in support of PAFA students, May 14 to June 6. Visit https://bit.ly/33EFuwd.
Installation wall of Marcus Gonzalo Bañuelos, Fellowship Mary Butler Trust Prize from the Pennsylvania Academy Annual Student Exhibition. @azelf on Instagram
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Inside Student Studios
"It's a sacred place to be. A place I want to come to every day."
Hear from students Callie, Majo, and Taylor about how formative their PAFA studios have been. Whether in the certificate, BFA, or MFA programs, students access communal or private spaces to pursue their work.
Apply today! https://bit.ly/3ercrCw
Video produced by Joo Kno Media
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Conservation Focus: Mahanoy Mountain on the Susquehanna River
“(killing) the Angel in the House" by Rhona Hofmeyr
Rina Banerjee Taj Mahal Installation
Artist Jessica Willittes (Cert. '17) preserves her work "39 Victory Acres Between Us & Them"
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Open Studio Night Preview- 7th Floor