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20 Artists, 2 Museums, 1 Exhibition

Two historic museums come together for a transformative exhibition of contemporary art. Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America, an exhibition of new works examining the provocative and timely question: “Is the sun rising or setting on the experiment of American democracy?”


Experience the sweeping exhibition across both museums, located within walking distance of each other in Center City Philadelphia.

Featured Events

Rising Sun Citizenship Art Bazaar

September 30, 2023

The Citizenship Art Bazaar is a free, open-air market where Philadelphia visual...

Alison Saar & Dejay Duckett, A Rising Sun Artist & Curator Panel

October 6, 2023

Join us at the African American Museum in Philadelphia for a very...

Art At Noon: Shiva Ahmadi - Moving Paintings

October 18, 2023

Rising Sun artist, Shiva Ahmadi, will delve into her artistic practice–a journey...

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