The 116th Annual Student Exhibition At PAFA Showcases 1,000+ Pieces Of Art Through June 4

Enjoy breathtaking art created by current and former students of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts...

For more than 200 years, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has been a key part of Philadelphia’s creative community.

This month, the prestigious institution continues one of its most popular traditions with its 116th Annual Student Exhibition. The group show runs through Sunday, June 4.


  • PAFA’s Annual Student Exhibition returns for its 116th year.
  • The exhibit runs through Sunday, June 4.
  • More than 1,000 works of art by current and former PAFA students are featured.
PAFA Student Exhibition
(Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
Through June 4, explore more than 1,000 pieces of art from both current and former PAFA students.

The Exhibition

More than 1,000 works of art, all by PAFA students, are on display now through June 4. These pieces are the creations of 38 graduating MFA students, 59 third- and fourth-year Certificate and BFA students and eight Post-Baccalaureate students.

PAFA’s Annual Student Exhibition offers students the unique opportunity to showcase their work in a major museum. Plus, art appreciators get to purchase pieces from up-and-coming artists at the start of their careers.

(Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
Enjoy paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures as well as an interactive art-making experience.

Pieces span a variety of media ranging from painting to printmaking, drawing to sculpture. Highlights include an interactive art-making experience, a virtual reality piece and other prize-winning student work.

Don’t miss one of Philadelphia’s most exciting annual exhibitions!

PAFA 116th Annual Student Exhibition

When:Through June 4
Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), 118-128 N. Broad Street
Cost:Free with admission: $15, adults, $12, seniors, $12, youth 13-18; free, kids 12 and under, military personnel and PAFA members; artwork available for sale



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