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PAFA Hosts The Review Panel Philadelphia on Feb. 17   

"The highlight of formal art criticism in Philadelphia" -


PHILADELPHIA (February 5, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announces the lineup for the next edition of The Review Panel Philadelphia, an annual series of four panel discussions about contemporary art moderated by's David Cohen. Each panel features a group of distinguished critics to critique exhibitions on view in Philadelphia.


On Wednesday, February 17 at 6 p.m., David Cohen will be joined by guest panelists Erick Miller, Judith Schaechter, and Barry Schwabsky.

The Review Panel Philadelphia is free to the public and takes place in PAFA's Hamilton Auditorium of the Historic Landmark Building, 118 North Broad Street. Each panel discussion runs approximately 90 minutes and features a brief presentation about the exhibitions under review, followed by a critical debate and an opportunity for the audience to respond.


The season's third installment of The Review Panel Philadelphia will discuss the following exhibitions, chosen in advance by David Cohen and his panelists:

  1. Sarah Gamble: Vibraspace  and  Jennifer Levonian: Shake Out Your Cloth at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

  2. Simon Lee | Eve Sussman: No Food, Money, No Jewels  and  Jun Kaneko: New Works at Locks Gallery

Inspired by the popular series of New York-based public programs founded in 2004 by and moderated by David Cohen, The Review Panel Philadelphia creates an informed dialogue about Philadelphia's art and artists and connects students and the public with the local arts community. 



April 6, 2016: panelists Ken Johnson, Edith Newhall, Eileen Neff