Philadelphia, PA


Rob Matthews, Emily Brown, Samantha Simpson and Mia Rosenthal at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits, an exhibition exploring the complex, witty, and unexpected nature of artistic identity, on view October 23, 2010 – January 2, 2011. Consisting of more than 100 works, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, and works on paper, Narcissus in the Studio celebrates one of the important strengths of PAFA’s permanent collection while revealing the creative process in an interactive studio within the gallery. “Among the most beloved images in our museum are self-portraits, portraits of artists, and depictions of studio life,” remarks Robert Cozzolino, PAFA’s Curator of Modern Art. “These iconic paintings are part of an extraordinary collection of revealing and historically important artists’ portraits that span the entire history of American art.”