PAFA grads boycott their own student art show while trustees pledge to increase diversity

Morgan Hobbs, an artist-curator at Automat gallery, one of four galleries showing work of students boycotting PAFA’s annual exhibition. Hobbs, who graduated from PAFA a few years ago, was instrumental in bringing the shows to the 11th Street galleries. DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer Even as the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has been holding “listening” sessions with students and alumni in an effort to come to grips with the Black Lives Matter era and its impact on PAFA, events have outpaced the institution.

About a dozen students who graduated this past academic year […]


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