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The PAA galleries will be closed 8/18–9/4 for installation of our Fall exhibitions.



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Since its founding in 1915, the PAA has presented the work of artists and designers working in a wide variety of media, from ceramics and jewelry to textiles and sculpture. Each year we present up to twelve new exhibitions featuring the work of emerging and established artists. Rather than understanding “craft” as a class of objects, the PAA encourages visitors to consider “craft” as a verb. This broader definition means that our exhibitions encompass a range of topics and types of work, from useful and decorative objects to sculpture and installations. Our diverse program of exhibitions, inspired by our setting in a masterfully crafted domestic space, can thus be communicated to visitors in engaging and unexpected ways.

Wayne Higby: “Infinite Place”

May 22, 2014 to Aug 3, 2014

10.Four Diderot Plates-low
Gregg Moore: Heirloom

May 22, 2014 to Aug 17, 2014

Wayne Higby: “Infinite Place”

May 22, 2014 to Aug 3, 2014


The PAA is pleased to present Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby. Higby is an innovative figure in the second generation of artists to emerge from the post-WWII American studio ceramics movement.

Gregg Moore: Heirloom

May 22, 2014 to Aug 17, 2014

10.Four Diderot Plates-low

Heirloom is a unique installation by artist and designer Gregg Moore, which will transform the PAA’s ground floor galleries into both a traditional exhibition of objects and a public space to dine. Heirloom will bring audiences into a conversation about making, buying, and eating that links the fields of art, craft, and design with the practices of farming and gardening. Moore uses ceramics’ unique relationship to the earth and the table to explore the deep connection between local agriculture and consumerism.

Table D’Hôte, a series of family-style meals presented by Moore and renowned chef Pierre Calmels of Le Chéri restaurant, will be held in the galleries throughout the duration of the exhibition. Calmels and Moore share a reverence for technique and craftsmanship in their respective fields, and are excited to be collaborating on a project the likes of which neither has ever quite embarked on before.

To Book a Reservation for Table D’Hôte:

The seven-course, prix-fixe menu dinners will be served at the PAA from Wednesday through Sunday from May 23 to August 10 at 5:30 pm. To place a reservation, please contact Le Chéri restaurant at Reservations@lecheriphilly.com or call 215.546.7700.

The cost is $150 per person.

Space is limited to 16 reservations for each evening. Guests are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible.

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