Contributed by Hoang Tran, Director of Archives
The Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is happy to announce two new additions to its Digital Archives.
Until 1903 the annual exhibitions included oils, watercolors, prints, drawings, and sculpture. In 1904 watercolors, prints, and drawings were segregated into a separate annual exhibition, which also featured the annual display of the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters. Thus, from 1904 to 1953, the Academy mounted two annual exhibitions.
PAFA’s long history can be easily traced by reading the Annual Reports. The reports were intended to give shareholders and other interested people information about the institution’s activities including exhibitions, loans, acquisitions, school performance, members, and financial performance.