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October 24, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Barnes Foundation Presents William Glackens, The First Major Survey On The Philadelphia-Born Painter In More Than 40 Years, Opening Saturday, November 8

Any day of the year, a visit to The Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway involves an awe-inspiring permanent collection featuring 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes and 59 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Degas, Seurat, Prendergrast, Titian, Picasso and so much more. This fall and winter, in addition to the remarkable collection, visitors to […]

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October 22, 2014

Coming Attraction: The National Constitution Center To Display One Of 12 Surviving Copies Of The Bill Of Rights In Constituting Liberty, Opening, Thursday, October 30

The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution grant the freedoms of speech, of the press, the right to peaceably assemble and many other empowering privileges enjoyed by Americans. Soon, visitors to Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center will be able to not only learn about the founding documents, but also see the authentic document that […]

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October 21, 2014

Must-See Exhibition: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Debuts The Sweeping Retrospective Paul Strand: Master Of Modern Photography, On View Now Through January 4, 2015

Nowadays, everyone is a photographer. Smartphone cameras and Instagram have enabled the general public to take on the photographic medium like never before, giving rise to a widespread contemporary appreciation for the craft. This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art gives photography fans the chance to cull tips from one of the greatest masters of […]

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October 15, 2014

The First-Ever ’Staches And Spirits Event Brings Hairstyles And Whiskey To The Historical Society Of Pennsylvania, Thursday, October 16

The goatee. The beehive. The Rachel. History has given us some pretty memorable hair — and facial hair — styles. Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to celebrate these iconic looks during its first-ever ’Staches and Spirits party this Thursday, October 16. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., guests will get exclusive access to a one-night-only […]

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October 13, 2014

The Franklin Institute’s Science After Hours Returns With A Halloween-Themed Monster Mash Up This Tuesday, October 14

Seeking a spine-tingling good time on a Tuesday evening? The Franklin Institute has your back. In case you haven’t heard, the longstanding museum has expanded its brainy programming to include events made exclusively for adults in the monthly series Science After Hours. The adults-only evening (read: for the 21-and-up crowd) taps the deep resources of […]

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October 9, 2014

Chocolate: The Exhibition, A Look At The Evolution Of Chocolate Throughout History, Opens At The Academy Of Natural Sciences On Saturday, October 11

Chocolate fans, rejoice! The sweet treat takes the spotlight at The Academy of Natural Sciences for its new exhibition, Chocolate: The Exhibition. Opening this Saturday, October 11, the exhibition brings guests on a journey through the evolution of chocolate, from something found on a rainforest tree to a commodified piece of candy. Throughout the exhibition, […]

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October 7, 2014

Columbus Day Weekend In Philadelphia: Our Guide To How To Spend The Long Weekend In Philly

In typical long weekend form, the Philadelphia area is full of happenings to fill your calendar this Columbus Day, which hits on Monday, October 13. From Bloktoberfest on South Street to Old City Fest in Old City and a County Fair-themed event at The Oval and the RiverCity Festival at Penn Treaty Park, the festivals […]

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October 6, 2014

Roundup: Major Museum Exhibitions On View And Opening This Fall In Philadelphia And Beyond — The Top Fall Museum Exhibits In Philly

With a blockbuster lineup of landmark exhibitions on view and coming soon to the Philadelphia region’s museums in fall 2014, art lovers have even more reasons to explore the museum-filled city. Whether it’s the photographic realism in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography, the offbeat stylings showcased in David Lynch: […]

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October 6, 2014

The Fall Edition Of The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s Fine Craft Fair Brings More Than 140 Artisans To Rittenhouse Square, October 10-12

This weekend, gorgeous hand-crafted works share the spotlight with lush autumn foliage in Rittenhouse Square. After several years of successful spring art fairs, last year the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen partnered with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to present the first fall edition of the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair. […]

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October 3, 2014

The Franklin Institute Presents The East Coast Debut Of Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out, Opening Saturday, October 4; Plus, Sesame Street Presents: The Body Is Now Open

Brace yourself. The uber-popular Body Worlds exhibition has returned to The Franklin Institute — this time, with animals. Opening this Saturday, October 4, Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out gives visitors a rare and unprecedented view of nature through the exhibition of more than 100 plastinated specimens including octopuses, goats, ostriches and even a giraffe. The […]

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