Special Tours

Free Rising Sun Tour

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Grand Staircase
Historic Landmark Building
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General Public
Lori Waselchuk
Installation of Saya Woolfalk's 'We Emerge At The Sunset of Your Ideology" in the Historic Landmark Building Rotunda.

To celebrate Juneteenth, PAFA will be free for all on Sunday, June 18th. Register to participate in a guided tour of  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?”

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 forInstallations by 20 celebrated artists explore themes of equality, free speech, and other tenets of democracy. In a time when perspectives in the U.S. are radically disparate, we invite you to explore how art inspires us to reflect on, challenge, and expand our own lived experiences.

In this tour, you will experience powerful and beautiful works by the 11 artists exhibiting at PAFA:  Shiva Ahmadi, Tiffany Chung, Lenka Clayton, Petah Coyne, Eamon Ore-Giron, Alison Saar, Rose B. Simpson, Sheida Soleimani, Dyani White Hawk, Wilmer Wilson IV, and Saya Woolfalk. 

Tickets are limited. Registration is encouraged! 


Image: Saya Woolfalk, We Emerge at the Sunset of Your Ideology, 2023 (installation shot). Photography by Constance Mensh.