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Rising Sun @ PAFA Tours (Last Chance!)

December 2, 2023

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…

Renee Stout & Brittany Webb Rising Sun Artist & Curator Panel

December 2, 2023

Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) for the last Rising Sun Artist and Curator talk of the year featuring Renée Stout, whose arresting works like “Le Busou was evoked to Quell the Beast”, “Hoodoo Assassins” and “Sketchbook with Foreboding” are three arresting works prominently on display at AAMP.   Renée Stout will present her work and then be joined in conversation with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Dr….

Native American Heritage Month at AAMP!

November 7, 2023

Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Bring your family for an intergenerational cross-cultural story time, performance, and dance class alongside Indigenous organizations We Are The Seeds and Native Nations Dance Theatre, Inc. Native Nations Dance Theater, Inc   The only professional Native American Indian Dance Company in Philadelphia that creates/produces performances and has traveled to parts of the world including: North America,…

Multiple Suns II A Rising Sun Artist & Curator Panel

October 27, 2023

Meet us in our Jack T. Franklin Auditorium for a very special installment of our Rising Sun Artist/Curator series, Multiple Suns Part II where AAMP hosts special guests from across the country, Rising Sun Artists Shiva Ahmadi and La Vaughn Belle. Date Friday, November 17, 2023 Time 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Venue African American Museum in Philadelphia Price $10 General Admission Free for AAMP Members and PAFA Members!

Black 101 History Walking Tour 101 with 1838 Black Metropolis

October 27, 2023

Back By Popular demand for one final tour of the season, Join AAMP and the 1838 Black Metropolis for a modified version of their one mile long 101-Black History walking tour. The nonprofit has generated another tour with themes complementing our new exhibition, Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America. The title of the walking tour emerged from the Pennsylvania Abolition Societies’ 1838 Black Census, reveals a thriving metropolis of…

Art, Architecture, and the Dream of Democracy Tour & Social

October 7, 2023

Join us for a Friday Night out in the heart of Philadelphia. The Art, Architecture, and the Dream of Democracy Tour explores the architecture and the art within two of Philadelphia’s most iconic buildings, PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building and Philadelphia’s Masonic Temple. The Tour begins at PAFA’s iconic Historic Landmark Building, where stories of industrial innovation, artistic excellence, and civic engagement are all inscribed in the stone and paint of…

Art At Noon: The minute, minutes began.

October 6, 2023

Rising Sun artist, Lenka Clayton, will share recent works that intersect with time spent in archives. Art At Noon is PAFA’s  free virtual lecture series with scholars and artists covering a variety of topics related to PAFA’s exhibitions, collections, and areas of interest. Lenka Clayton (b. 1977) is a British-American interdisciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Clayton graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins School of Art,…

Art At Noon: Shiva Ahmadi – Moving Paintings

September 26, 2023

Rising Sun artist, Shiva Ahmadi, will delve into her artistic practice–a journey that began in figurative painting and now includes hand-painted animation–as can be seen in her works on view at PAFA in Rising Sun: Artist in an Uncertain America. Ahmadi’s art is deeply rooted in her own life experiences, allowing her to address critical global issues like political oppression, violence, immigration, and women’s rights. Shiva Ahmadi (b. 1975) is an…

Rising Sun Catalogue Launch: Curator Panel and Reception

August 31, 2023

Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) as we commemorate the release of the Rising Sun: Artist in an Uncertain America Catalogue. Co-curators Dejay Duckett, AAMP, and Judith Tannenbaum, PAFA will discuss the newly released catalogue and exhibition. This conversation will be moderated by TK Smith a Philadelphia-based curator, writer, and cultural historian. The exhibition will be available to view…

Rising Sun Citizenship Art Bazaar

August 29, 2023

The Citizenship Art Bazaar is a free, open-air market where Philadelphia visual and performing artists, civic and social justice organizations invite audiences to discover and take part in the infinite ways art informs and inspires citizenship. Join us Saturday, September 30th to make art, enjoy music, soak up stories, and learn how we can put citizenship in motion through a multiplicity of perspectives. Live music by the Eubie Nieves Band….