A collaborative handmade papermaking and printmaking center devoted to artists and creating new work since 1986.

El Anatsui in studio as artist-in-residence

The work of artists-in-residence expands into new mediums alongside collaborative printermakers and papermakers.

El Anatsui works in studio with collaborative papermaker Anne McKeown.

Hayes in studio 2019

The Brodsky Center’s home is on the 6th floor of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton building at PAFA. Our facilities support many types of techniques, including lithography, screen printing, intaglio, digital printmaking, handmade paper, and more.

Artist Sharon Hayes and collaborative Tamarind-trained printer Peter Haarz, 2019.

Brodsky Center editions are in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Georgia Museum of Art/University of GA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Newark Museum, Sheldon Museum of Art/University of NE, Stadtmuseum Berlin, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Whitney Museum of American Art, and many other international institutions and private collections.

Artist-in-residence Faith Ringgold (center) and her two collaborators (quilter Grace Matthews, left, and printmaker Randy Hemminghaus, right) with Listen to the Trees, 2012-2014, quilt with digital inkjet, silkscreen, woodcut, and acrylic print on Habutai silk.

Mission & History

To empower artists’ influential and diverse visions, educate students, and invite audiences to appreciate the relevance of paper and print in contemporary culture.
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Who We Are

Stewarded by dedicated staff and advisory council. —meet us


Your support of the Brodsky Center at PAFA is crucial for the creation of groundbreaking and visionary new work. —give online