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The Pressures of PAFA's '114th Annual Student Exhibition'

ZP Heller | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts
ZP Heller

The 114th Annual Student Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) kicks off Friday night. For weeks, 85 graduate and undergraduate students have been feverishly finishing and framing nearly 1,000 artworks in their studios.

Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis

Aja Beech | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
Aja Beech

Peter Blume was born in Belarus in 1906, a few months after the first Russian Constitution was made official and amid a revolution that would ebb and flow throughout the area for decades.

Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia's Mural Arts

Aja Beech | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Aja Beech

"The focus is less on the appreciation of a particular art object, and more on the process of involving a community in a transformative experience."


Craig Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

KAWS, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, and now residing in the artist enclave of Brooklyn, is known for using pop culture iconography to cause viewers to consider the world around them differently.

Johnson on the Brain

Daniel Gerwin | Posted 04.30.2013 | Arts
Daniel Gerwin

On February 10 at PAFA, several hundred people gathered on the second floor to attend a forum featuring Ken Johnson, along with Kimberly Brooks, and artists Njideka Akunyili and Joyce Kozloff.

Philadelphia: Hip and Historic

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.20.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Philadelphia has an array of theater, comedy clubs and music venues, like the famed Electric Factory, best known for electronic, heavy metal and rock.

HUGE ART: Five Story Paintbrush to Rise at PAFA | INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A light-filled paintbrush angling more than 50 feet into the air and thrusting its flaglike bristles toward Broad Street will be created by sculptor C...