After-hours soiree PAFA After Dark continues Thursday, February 6 with it's second annual Peep Show, giving visitors a rare look at the academy's collection. (Photo courtesy PAFA)
If you’ve ever had the urge to peek behind a painting or go beyond the velvet ropes, take note.
On Thursday, February 6, make plans to spend a night at the museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts during its winter installation of the PAFA After Dark series of after-hours events, Peep Show 2.0.
The monthly soiree invites art lovers to explore the galleries of the museum after regular visiting hours alongside live music, behind-the-scenes tours, art-making activities and plenty of festive refreshments.
In February, a revealing event is in store for art lovers during the after-hours party inside PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building, which holds the museum’s amazing permanent collection with works by such famed American artists as Thomas Eakins, George Stuart and Benjamin West.
On Thursday, get an up-close-and-personal look at PAFA’s historic collection on an insider’s tour that includes rare looks behind frames, discussion of what’s beneath the paint and more.
Plus, guests can enjoy brews from Victory Brewing and take a gander at The Peek-A-Boo Revue, Philly’s premiere burlesque show.
As always, visitors can tour the exhibition with a knowledgeable curator to discover the story behind the works on the walls.
Tickets for the after-dark affair are $10 in advance and are available online. Tickets are $15 at the door, but we don’t recommend waiting, as PAFA After Dark events often sell out.
Trust us, this soiree is worth a peep.
PAFA After Dark: Peep Show 2.0
When: Thursday, February 6, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad Street
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (free to PAFA members)
More info: www.pafa.org