Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

(Officials of the Mural Arts Program cut a ribbon to ceremonially open a new tour office on North Broad Street, near Cherry.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Mural Arts Program Opens New Tour Office on Broad Street, Adjacent to Academy of Fine Arts

“It’s not only a new home but it’s a new chapter of collaboration with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,” noted Joan Reilly (center), chief operation officer of Mural Arts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

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At Weapons Trial of Philadelphia Artist, Investigator Describes Encounter With Bomb Materials

Detective Timothy Brooks, an explosives expert, decribed the bloody scene near where a device exploded in the hand of defendant Douglas Ferrin.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Top Museum Gift Shops In Philadelphia

Stop at one of the many gift shops in our suggested Philadelphia museums and pick up a memento to bring home.

12/29/2014

(George Sabatino of Aldine.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Wine, Cappelletti, and Gingerbread

A new restaurant, a wine auction for charity, and a display of gingerbread houses to get you in the mood for the holidays!

11/06/2014

(David Lynch stands at the foot of the main staircase in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Famed Movie Director David Lynch Visits His Former Philadelphia Art School

“I always say, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is my biggest influence,” Lynch noted as he visited his alma mater, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

09/10/2014

(Delancey Place, in the Society Hill section of the city.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City’s Small, Hidden Streets

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia offers walking tours of neighborhoods and neighborhood architecture all over the area, pointing out things you probably would have missed on your own.

09/22/2013

(One gallery of the PAFA student exhibition.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Pa. Academy of Fine Arts’ Student Showcase Shows Array of Media, Styles

“This is a place where you can find extraordinarily hip and avant-garde and brand-new art being made right next to some amazingly traditional painters and sculptors,” says the school’s dean.

05/09/2013

(The KAWS sculpture in the main lobby of 30th Street Station.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Huge and Cartoonish, Sculpture Stops 30th St. Train Riders In Their Tracks

Commuters weren’t sure what to make of it.

04/11/2013

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Bucks County Artists Show Off Work At Philadelphia ‘Trunk Show’

Two Bucks County artists will have their work featured at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts “Trunk Show” on Sunday, March 10th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

03/09/2013

(Artworks by Jill Baker Gower, Nikolaj Christensen, and Kiwon Wang, all of whom have pieces in the Art Alliance's "Shop on the Square."  Photos provided)

Positively Philadelphia: More Unique Local Holiday Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for unique holiday gifts for someone special, take a peek at what our local museum gift shops have to offer.

12/02/2012

(The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, at Broad and Cherry Streets in Philadelphia. File photo)

Positively Philadelphia: Show Set For Groundbreaking Women’s Art Collection

Museums from all over the country wanted this upcoming exhibit, but the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia was chosen.

11/11/2012

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

Exhibit ‘Lost Dreams On Canvas’ No Longer At PAFA

An anti-violence art project, long housed at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, has been kicked out and left in limbo.

04/15/2012

View of The Seine, Looking Toward Notre Dame, 1896, Oil on canvas, 14 7/8 x 20 1/8 in., Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Painter Henry Tanner’s Work On Display At Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts

This gifted African-American painter, born and raised in North Philadelphia abd trained by Thomas Eakins, had to move to France to make a living as an artist.

01/26/2012

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Lenfest Plaza’s Paint Torch Sculpture Erected Saturday In Center City

The Lenfest Plaza, a public space in-between the two buildings of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on North Broad, has been in the works for over a decade now.

08/20/2011