🎃 We know from annual reports from 1963 and 1965 that PAFA held an annual Halloween party in the “studios and the auditorium at Broad and Cherry” complete with costumes and “dancing till midnight.” The spirit of our former Halloween parties carries on even though the celebration looks different. We hope that no matter how you celebrate (if you do at all), it's safe, fun, and spooky.
👻 The haunting image here is an illustration from Henry James’ horror novel ‘Turn of the Screw’ depicting the governess’ reaction to seeing the ghost of Peter Quint.
📷 Photograph of painting "The Governess First Sees the Ghost of Peter Quint" by Charles Demuth, no framing, 1955. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Archives, Philadelphia, PC0104_1955_207. https://bit.ly/3FHRnEF