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April 17, 2014

The Rosenbach Museum & Library Presents Sendak In The ’60s, Shedding New Light On Where The Wild Things Are And More

Think you know Where the Wild Things Are? Think again. The newest exhibit at The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia examines the work of prolific author and illustrator Maurice Sendak in a whole new way. Now open, Sendak in the ’60s is a fascinating exhibit sure to enlighten even the most avid Sendak [...]

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April 15, 2014

The American Philosophical Society Museum Presents Jefferson, Philadelphia, And The Founding Of A Nation, April 17-December 28

Opening this Thursday, April 17, the American Philosophical Society Museum presents Jefferson, Philadelphia, and the Founding of a Nation, an in-depth look at the life of Thomas Jefferson during his time in Philadelphia. The influential founding father spent a significant amount of time in Philadelphia and initiated nationwide change from his temporary home here. Further [...]

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April 11, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Displays Vibrant Fashion In Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love And Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly, April 27-November 30

This spring, the fashion runway arrives in the art galleries of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building when Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love opens on Sunday, April 27. A sweeping retrospective exhibition of more than 80 garments, numerous accessories, videos and memorabilia, the display catalogs the successful career of the late Patrick Kelly, a [...]

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April 9, 2014

The National Constitution Center Unveils Slavery At Jefferson’s Monticello, A Multimedia Look At The Lives And Legacies Of The Slaves Of The Estate, Open Through October 19

Today the National Constitution Center unveils Slavery At Jefferson’s Monticello, a multimedia exhibition about the more than 600 slaves that worked for the former President of the United States and influential Founding Father. Set to remain on view through October 19, the exhibition focuses on the paradox of Jeffersons’ work as a proponent for equality and [...]

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April 3, 2014

Our Top Picks For First Friday In Philadelphia With Live Music At The Barnes, Birthday Parties In Old City And Fishtown, An April Fools Exhibit And More On Friday, April 4

On the first Friday of every month, art-loving Philadelphians pour into galleries, museums and neighborhood streets for festive art crawls, receptions and artsy nightlife events all across town. Spring finally feels like it has sprung in the City of Brotherly Love, and — even if a few April showers fall — museums, galleries and shops [...]

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March 31, 2014

With Art Philadelphia: Top Picks For April 2014 Art Happenings In And Around The City

With so much happening on Philadelphia’s arts and culture scene, we want to make Uwishunu, in conjunction with sister site With Art Philadelphia, your one-stop-shop for all that’s happening with local art. Every month, we gather our top art picks, featuring exhibits and events at smaller, alternative galleries and art spaces, as well as at [...]

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March 24, 2014

The James Turrell-Designed Skyspace At Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting Kicks Off Spring With Its First Live Music Event, Friday, March 28

Celebrated artist James Turrell’s Skyspaces bring the study of light and space to museums and public places around the world — including to the newly constructed Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, the meetinghouse for the Chestnut Hill Quaker community. Since the Skyspace at Chestnut Hill Friends opened last fall, the space has welcomed more than 3,000 [...]

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March 21, 2014

The Philadelphia Art Alliance Debuts Two Dynamic Spring Solo Exhibitions, On Display Through April 27

The Philadelphia Art Alliance just debuted two exciting spring solo exhibitions, and each one offers an unconventional view of the world and its elements. For Greenhouse Mix, artist Caroline Lathan-Stiefel created multiple site-specific installations inside the Art Alliance’s home, the Wetherill Mansion. First, in Greenhouse she draws inspiration from the work of botanist John Bartram, [...]

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March 18, 2014

Woodmere Art Museum In Chestnut Hill Debuts Jessie Drew-Bear: Stories and Dreams, This Saturday, March 22

This weekend, the lovely Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill unveils its latest exhibit, Jessie Drew-Bear: Stories and Dreams. This show celebrates the work of incredibly distinctive and prominent Philadelphia artist, Jessie Drew-Bear, who was nearly 60 years old before she discovered her talent. In 1938, the London native and Philly resident received a paint [...]

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March 14, 2014

The National Museum of American Jewish History Presents Chasing Dreams: Baseball And Becoming American, On View Through October 26

Ready to play ball, Philadelphia? Now open at the National Museum of American Jewish History, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American offers the first large-scale look at the role baseball has played in the lives and cultures of many American minority groups. Rising five stories above Independence Mall, in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the [...]

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