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PAFA Declines to Remove Chuck Close Exhibit After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Museums and institutions around the country are grappling with sexual harassment allegations against renowned painter Chuck Close. Leading the way is the National Gallery of Art in Washington, […]


See Chuck Close Up Close

Photography has always at the heart of Chuck Close’s artwork, the painter famously recreating portraits on a massive scale. It was often portrayed as an […]


Philly’s Biggest Losers of 2016

Now that the last shreds of wrapping paper have been vacuumed up and the good dishes are finally put away, we revisit our time-honored tradition […]


Security Restrictions Force PAFA to Close During Papal Visit

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) — like many other cultural institutions in the city — was eager to open its doors to the flood of […]


What’s the Future of PAFA in a STEM-Obsessed America?

The news earlier this year that venerable Sweet Briar College in Virginia was closing its doors despite a hundred years of history and an outstanding […]


PAFA Museum to Undergo Historic Restoration This Summer

If you happen to see scaffolding going up around the hallowed Historic Landmark Building at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, don’t fret. It’s all […]


PHOTOS: Street Artist Turns Part of the PAFA Paint Torch Sculpture Into a Poop Emoji

Best local April Fool’s joke yet? Street artist Kid Hazo has attached two big eyes and a mouth to the drop of paint that’s part of […]


Tableau: The New Cafe Open Inside PAFA

A new cafe is now open in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Tableau is run by Starr Restaurants Catering and is located inside the […]


There’s a Cool Time-Juggling Sculpture Outside of PAFA Right Now

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts building (yes, that iconic Frank Furness designed structure on North Broad) now has a head-turning addition: a 16-foot […]

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PAFA’s 16th Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) hosted its 16th annual Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction on Saturday, November 8, 2014, to honor the passion and […]

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PHOTOS: Indigo Ball 2014

On Saturday night, the William Way Community Center hosted its annual, oh-so-stylish fundraiser Indigo Ball at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA). As always, […]


David Lynch’s Twin Peaks To Make Triumphant Return in 2016

Yes, you read that correctly: David Lynch and Mark Frost’s hit television series, Twin Peaks, will return for a 9-episode run in 2016. The miniseries […]


First Friday Picks: Joshua Scott Albert’s Exhibition Debut, New Work from Ted Walsh, and More

Tomorrow is First Friday, which means the art world of Old City opens its doors to the public for a night of gallery-hopping and exhibit […]


11 Things To Do In Philly This Weekend

Here’s our Friday-Saturday-Sunday fun-time list of events in the Philly region: we’re loving how art-centric this September weekend is shaping up.   Additional reporting by Bryan Buttler.


David Lynch Visits PAFA, Taste-Tests Federal Donuts’ Lynch-Inspired Treats

Film director David Lynch showed up at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) to discuss the much-anticipated exhibition of his work opening at PAFA on Saturday, […]