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PAFA (est. 1805) is home to a world-class American art collection and an arts education leader. Follow @pafamuseum to see our permanent collection.

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A printmaking class circa 1990
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Spring prize voting starts NOW!
Through the Brodsky Center's Artist-In-Residence program, visiting artists are able to work with @brodskycenteratpafa Master Printer Peter Haarz (Cert. '08) to translate their vision into a media that may be new to them.
Springtime at PAFA 📸 @n.catangay
Happy Birthday to the Historic Landmark Building. We think the HLB looks pretty good for 143.
At PAFA, Aimee Liriano (BFA ’22) is more than a thousand miles away from home, but she’s keeping the Dominican Republic close to her every day.
“I find a lot of inspiration in my country and the little things we have,” she said. “Where I come from there are a lot of bright colors. I love colors so I try to incorporate a lot of colors in my work.”
Congratulations to our graduating MFA’s on the opening of their show “Proximity,” a group exhibition with @bostonpainting
“I became an illustration major because I view things in a narrative. I’m looking at the world and people and scenes as little moments,” said Nasir Young (BFA '21). “How I look at illustration is its storytelling and not being restricted to any medium.”
#linkinbio 📸 @nasiryoungart
Sculptor H. Richard Duhme Jr. during a class in the 1940's
#PAFAarchives from the Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives at PAFA
Nakeya Brown speaking at PAFA today as part of the Visiting Artist Program. Each semester the student-run program brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA for lecture and studio visits.
Take a walk through the museum this week and see what's new
For our final Visiting Artist Program lecture of the semester, PAFA is proud to welcome Nakeya Brown Wednesday at 11:45am in the Rhoden Arts Center for a free lecture.
Brown, a 2017 Snider Prize award winner has generated a vast body of work that uses photography to explore the complexities of race, beauty politics, and gender.
Nakeya Brown, Hair Stories Untold.