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Sunday, October 29th: Tour the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s architecture and collection

Join the Gershman Y for a one of a kind tour of this Philadelphia gem! Taking inspiration from our current Gershman Gallery exhibition (see below), we’ll explore the architecture of PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building, one of the remaining Frank Furness designed buildings in Philadelphia and completed in 1876. Afterwards, take in the wonders of PAFA’s Permanent Collection with a focus on the Jewish artists who grace their galleries. Tour fee includes admission and guide, as well as access to galleries after the tour. RSVP HERE!

Saturday, November 4 – Sunday, November 19: The 37th Annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

PJFF37 is proud to present 35 films representing 20 countries over the course of 12 days in November. We are delighted to present 32 Philadelphia Premieres, 20 Award-Winning films, 13 women directors, and six first-time filmmakers. Click HERE to look through our PJFF37 Official Film Guide and read through all of the film descriptions. To read about Ticket and Pass options, click HERE — we highly encourage opting for any of the money-saving passes like our All Access Pass, our Young & Independent Pass, or get a deal with our Five-Film Pass. Feel free to visit the 2017 Lineup Page to purchase General Admission tickets individually or call 215-545-4400. 

Through December 15: Anna Fine Foer’s AnachroniCity in the Gershman Gallery

“Broad Street Meets Bauhaus”

Artist Anna Fine Foer will show her complex collages in the Gershman Gallery of the Gershman Y this fall, opening September 14, 2017 and closing December 15, 2017. While the topics of her works range far and wide from science and games to terrorism, she has created a special works specifically for this exhibition with the subject of the architecture of Philadelphia. In her Broad Street Meets Bauhaus work, she emphasizes John Haviland’s classically-designed Pennsylvania Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, which became the Philadelphia College of Art, and is now Hamilton Hall the University of Arts. Works in the exhibition include, among others, En Cherchant Pokemon sur la Promenade des Anglais (Searching for Pokemon)A Space Elevator for TintinEntangled ParticlesBenjamin Franklin Bridge, and Einstein Thought Experiment in Central Park. Read more about the exhibition HERE!

Through January 8, 2018: Contemporary Cartographers: Leonardo Drew, Nicola López, Alex Kirillov 

Nicola López, “Air”

The featured artists’ cartographical interpretations displace the perceptions of their surroundings and create an alternative mapping to urban and organic scenery. Encouraging the viewer to look beyond geographic representations, these artists have reconfigured their environment to evoke a visceral sense of place. Featured artists Leonardo DrewNicola López, and Alex Kirillov — their work is on display in the Open Lens Gallery through January 8, 2018 — read more about the exhibition and the artists by clicking HERE