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Rising Sun @ PAFA Tours (Last Chance!)

December 16, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - December 31, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Free – $18

December is the final month to experience PAFA’s portion of Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America, a transformative exhibition of contemporary works examining the provocative and timely question: “Is the sun rising or setting on the experiment of American democracy?” This one-of-a-kind exhibition spans two historic Philadelphia institutions, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). While PAFA will close it’s part of the show December 31, 2023, AAMP will continue to exhibit Rising Sun through March 3, 2024.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take a guided tour through installations at PAFA by celebrated artists that explore themes of equality, free speech, and other tenets of democracy. Rising Sun is an unforgettable arts experience that inspires us to reflect on, challenge, and expand our own lived experiences.


Saturdays, December 16, 30, and Sunday, December 31


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


$18 General Admission (Registration includes the entrance fee to PAFA’s Museum.)
Free for AAMP Members and PAFA Members!

Register for December 16
Register for December 30
Register for December 31

Images left to right: Petah Coyne, Untitled #1551 (Color of Heaven), 2021–2023 (detail); Lenka Clayton, The True Story of a Stone, 2023 (detail); Rose B. Simpson, Delegate, 2022.


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Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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