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September 5, 2014

Our Picks For First Friday In Philadelphia With The Fringe Festival Kickoff, A Frankford Avenue Bash, French Cabaret At The Barnes And More, Friday, September 5

It’s time to celebrate the weekend, arts and urban nightlife as another First Friday arrives in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. As the city swings in to high gear for the busy fall season, First Friday ramps up its offerings, too. Launch the weekend with art-centric, diva-boasting or free-to-see events all over town, from the 2014 Fringe […]

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May 22, 2013

The American Philosophical Society Museum Exhibits Art, History And Science In Through the Looking Lens And Drawing Room

The American Philosophical Society Museum is known for housing thought‐provoking exhibitions of history, art and science, but rarely have the three disciples harmonized so completely at in its new display of watercolors by British artist/inventor Cornelius Varley. On view through December, Through the Looking Lens: Cornelius Varley’s Wondrous Images of Art and Science, 1800-1860 displays […]

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May 29, 2012

Celebrate The Super-Rare Transit Of Venus With Events At The American Philosophical Society Museum And Franklin Institute, June 1-10

Every life is full of great firsts: a first word, a first kiss, even a first time on a roller coaster, or skydiving. But how about awesome events that are (almost certainly) lasting? June 5, it turns out, will be a monumental one of those. It’s the only time for the next 105 years that […]

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December 14, 2011

The American Philosophical Society Is Running A Sweepstakes To Give Away Cold Frames From Their Greenhouse

The American Philosophical Society Museum is hosting a sweepstakes through their Facebook page to give away one of the cold frames from their much-talked about greenhouse in Washington Square West. The cold frame gives you the ability to set up your own greenhouse, plus it’s kind of cool to own a piece of the museum’s […]

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August 17, 2011

The American Philosophical Society Museum To Install A Sustainable Greenhouse At Jefferson Garden, One Of Five Green Projects For Fall

The American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum is adding a page to Philadelphia’s green book with several momentous sustainable initiatives planned for the fall season. The museum is presenting a series of five distinct but inter-related public programs called “The Greenhouse Projects,” beginning on Friday, September 9. Inspired by its French exhibition “Of Elephants and Roses: […]

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April 8, 2010

Print Aweigh, Take Away Weekend @ the American Philosophical Society Museum

This weekend, the American Philosophical Society wants you to stop by for two days of hands-on science and art. Joining forces with a number of great local institutions, including the Independence Seaport Museum and the Printing Office & Bindery at Franklin Court, the APS will be giving lessons and lectures in printmaking all weekend long. […]

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February 16, 2010

Darwin Inspired Concerts @ the American Philosophical Society Museum

Philadelphia composers and poets have created original works inspired by the words and images of Charles Darwin, and the American Philosophical Society wants you to come hear them. The APS is hosting two concerts this Friday and Sunday, showcasing the works of local composers David Carpenter, Andrew Litts, Ian Munro, Daniel Nelson, and Daniel Shapiro. […]

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August 17, 2009

Dialogues with Darwin @ the American Philosophical Society

Photo by P. Butler for GPTMC The U.S. evangelical movement has made Charles Darwin a controversial figure 127 years after his death. There is an old adage that goes a man is alive as long as he is remembered. But one wonders how the original Chuck D would feel about all the controversy in his […]

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October 28, 2008

Secret Cinema @ American Philosophical Society

After several hundred years, the American Philosophical Society has recreated itself as very innovative scientific institution. And they didn’t amputate their name or dumb down their mission to do it. Echoing the themes of their UNDAUNTED: Five American Explorers, 1760-2006 program, they are teaming up with Secret Cinema, another innovative and quirky Philadelphia institution, to […]

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