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January 30, 2015

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Showcases German Fraktur Art In Its Newest Exhibition, Opening Sunday, February 1

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Here’s a word you don’t hear everyday: fraktur. No, it’s not shorthand for “French actor” or a new form of oil drilling. Fraktur are decorated Germanic documents featuring brilliant colors and whimsical imagery. This unusual art form was brought to Pennsylvania in the 1700s by German-speaking immigrants, and it has become an admired form of […]

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January 29, 2015

The Philadelphia Art Alliance Launches Three Winter Exhibitions Of Contemporary Installation With A Reception Tonight, Thursday, January 29

Philadelphia Art Alliance

The Philadelphia Art Alliance is one of the oldest fine art institutions in the city and, housed in a stunning historic mansion just off of Rittenhouse Square, visitors might think the galleries within show traditional paintings and classic sculpture. Those visitors would be mistaken, though, since the Art Alliance galleries continually host boundary-pushing contemporary exhibitions. […]

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January 29, 2015

The Fabric Workshop And Museum Opens A High-Concept Pop-Up Shop, Now Through The End Of February

Fabric Workshop and Museum

A photo posted by Workshop Residence (@workshopresidence) on Jan 22, 2015 at 11:39am PST Whether you are looking to make a purchase or simply love to browse, be sure to add the Fabric Workshop & Museum’s new pop-up shop to your to-do list. For its latest collaboration, FWM has brought in artist-in-residence program Workshop Residence. […]

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January 29, 2015

Deal Feed: The National Museum Of American Jewish History Offers Free Admission To All Guests For The Entire Month Of February

Deal Feed: The National Museum Of American Jewish History Offers Free Admission To All Guests For The Entire Month Of February

Did someone say free admission? In celebration of the seven-year loan extension of a historic letter — which hails from 1790 and captures a message about religious freedom from George Washington to the Hebrew congregation in Newport, Rhode Island — the National Museum of American Jewish History will offer free museum admission to all guests […]

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January 28, 2015

Coming Attraction: Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography Of Jacques Lowe Visits The National Constitution Center, February 13-September 7

National Constitution Center

At the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall, the story of “We the people” is told through high-tech exhibits, artifacts, interactive displays and amazing exhibitions. This February, one of American history’s most compelling figures will be explored in the special exhibition Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe, running February 13 through September 7. […]

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January 28, 2015

The Rosenbach Museum And Library Presents Everything Is Going On Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde And Philadelphia, Open Through April 26

Rosenbach Museum and Library

The Rosenbach Museum and Library is celebrating the work of Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde and his Philadelphia connections with a special exhibition — Everything is Going on Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia. Throughout the exhibition, guests will find unpublished materials that are on view for the first time ever and items from private […]

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January 27, 2015

Major Coming Attraction: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art To Be The Only U.S. Stop For A Tremendous International Exhibition Of Monet, Renoir, Degas And More This Summer

Major Coming Attraction: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art To Be The Only U.S. Stop For A Tremendous International Exhibition Of Monet, Renoir, Degas And More This Summer

Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Degas and Manet are among the most celebrated names in fine art today, but these Impressionists might not have known success without the support of one ambitious Parisian art dealer: Paul Durand-Ruel. Lovers of these and other great Impressionist artists largely have Durand-Ruel to thank for recognizing the beauty of the […]

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January 26, 2015

The Barnes Foundation Celebrates Its William Glackens Exhibition With A Vaudeville Young Professionals Party This Friday, January 30

The Barnes Foundation Celebrates Its William Glackens Exhibition With A Vaudeville Young Professionals Party This Friday, January 30

The Barnes Foundation will close out its William Glackens exhibition with a roaring party themed after vaudeville this Friday, January 30. From 7 to 10 p.m., the museum is hosting a special edition of its recurring young professional events complete with live jazz from Dandy Wellington and his band, tunes from DJ Adrian Hardy and […]

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January 20, 2015

See Award-Winning Photos Of Objects Magnified Up To 1500 Times At The Wistar Institute, Now Through March 6

Wistar Institute

Bacon and chocolate. Beer and ping pong. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Sometimes two opposites come together to create something amazing. In this vein, the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition unites art and science, resulting in breathtaking images of everyday objects magnified at up to 1500x. Talk about an extreme close-up! Now through March 6, […]

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January 20, 2015

Coming Attraction: Learn About The Largest Snake To Ever Roam The Earth At Titanoboa: Monster Snake At The Academy Of Natural Sciences, February 14-April 19

Coming Attraction: Learn About The Largest Snake To Ever Roam The Earth At Titanoboa: Monster Snake At The Academy Of Natural Sciences, February 14-April 19

Skeptics of the creepy crawly, be warned: The Academy of Natural Sciences is opening Titanoboa: Monster Snake, an exhibition about the largest snake to ever live, on Saturday, February 14. The massive snake not only measured 48 feet, but it also weighed 2,500 pounds — big enough to kill and eat a crocodile. Remains of […]

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