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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.


Multiple Suns

March 24, 2023

Join Rising Sun artists Mark Thomas Gibson (AAMP) and Eamon Ore-Giron (PAFA) as they discuss the...

Building A More Perfect Union

March 30, 2023

Join us for a discussion on “Hidden Histories of African American Women in...

Vetoed Dreams: Public Art in the Age of Insurrection

April 6, 2023

As we consider the current challenges of democracy in America, public artists...

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