Exhibitions on View and Virtually
May 19 - July 12, 2020

Current Exhibition

May  19 – July 12, 2020

Pre-Columbian Art

There is  a concentration on Pre-Columbian art never seen before at PFAC. Pre-Columbian art refers to the visual arts of the indigenous peoples of North, Central and South America before the late 15th century and encompasses art and artifacts created by such storied cultures as the Olmec, Maya, Inca, and Aztec.

Cut, Fold, and Handmade: The Art of Paper

Even as we move to digitized images and social media, our love affair with paper art has by no means diminished over the years. Folded into origami and kirigami, laser-cut, layered and made into sculptures, paper artists can transform a humble sheet of paper into a spectacular piece of artwork. Accessible to all, paper endures as a medium to make notes, lists, memos, letters, ads, and artwork— once the most intimate means of communication, and the most readily discarded.

Caroline Garrett Hardy 

“With a background in printmaking, I was introduced to handmade papers from around the world. I now work mostly in paper. I developed an early fascination with the texture of different papers, ranging from Japanese papers to throw-away materials like commercial brochures, napkins, and restaurant menus. I habitually make rubbings on such papers from utility covers, plaques, and tombstones. If you look closely at my work, you may be able to recognize fragments of text from just such rubbings and recycled papers.”

The Bee in the Bonnet: Clothing Reform and the Suffragist Movement – Halsey Gallery

The work explores the time period and activities of men and women involved in the Suffragist movement. Artists looked at and considered different aspects of clothing as both a symbol and direct part of the statements suffragist were making during Susan B. Anthony’s time.

This exchange contains prints, artist books and other paper creations by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Brigham Young University (BYU).



Juried Exhibitions and Cut, Fold and Handmade: The Art of Paper

July 25 – November 8, 2020

The Wyeths: Three Generations: Works from the Bank of America Collection

Drawing from the Bank of America Collection, this exhibition provides a revealing survey of works by N.C. Wyeth, one of America’s finest illustrators; his son Andrew, an important realist painter; Andrew’s son Jamie, a popular portraitist; and members of the extended family. Visitors will explore 74 paintings and drawings by artists from three generations of the Wyeth family, all showcasing a commitment to realism, technical brilliance, and narrative sensibility. This exhibition has been loaned through the Bank of America Art in Our Communities ® program.

In conjunction with The Wyeths, an installation will be fabricated by local artist Ryan Lytle. Using his own artistic language, he will interpret the story and illustrations from the children’s book, Cabbages and Kings, written by Elizabeth Seabrook and originally illustrated by Jamie Wyeth. In this book, a special friendship begins in Farmer Green’s garden with a young asparagus stalk and a cabbage. The two vegetables discover the common dangers presented by the nibbling rabbit, the farmer’s family, and the household dog.