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February 11, 2014

The Institute Of Contemporary Art Marks Its 50th Anniversary With A Visit From Questlove And The Opening Of ICA@50: Pleasing Artists And Publics Since 1963, Wednesday, February 12

A stronghold of cutting edge art for half a century, the Institute Of Contemporary Art launches a six-month celebration of its golden anniversary tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12. Founded in 1963, the ICA has earned international acclaim among contemporary art museums. Ever since now-iconic artist Andy Warhol and his entourage caused a near-riot there way back [...]

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February 11, 2014

Now Open: The Library Company Of Philadelphia Presents A Historical Look At Its Collections In That’s So Gay: Outing Early America

On Locust Street in the heart of the Gayborhood, the Library Company of Philadelphia is a treasure trove of historic material dating back to the days of Benjamin Franklin and William Penn. In its newest exhibit, That’s So Gay: Outing Early America, the institution chronicles the evolution of same-sex relationships through a 21st-century lens. This [...]

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February 10, 2014

The Galleries At Moore College Of Art And Design Spotlight Local Designer Joel Katz’s Civil Rights-Era Photos, Through March 15

In celebration of Black History Month, the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design present a look at the Civil Rights Movement during its most turbulent times. On view through March 15, the galleries spotlight the photographs of Joel Katz, a seasoned photographer, information designer, author and teacher at University of the Arts, in [...]

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February 10, 2014

The National Archives At Philadelphia Turns Trash Into Treasure With Archives Alchemy: The Art Of The Dumpster Divers, Through April 24

When the National Archives at Philadelphia renovated, the result was not just a more modern facility, but miles of old microfilm and piles of unneeded debris. Rather than crowd local landfills and dumps, the archives called upon an unconventional group to help solve the problem: the Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia. Comprised of more than 40 [...]

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February 7, 2014

The National Liberty Museum Hosts An Exhibition Of Gorgeous Glass In Lifeforms, With An Opening Reception Tonight, February 7

Does the recent bout of nasty weather have you feeling drab? The National Liberty Museum has the cure. Head to the museum tonight, Friday, February 7, for the opening reception of its newest exhibit, Lifeforms. The artful display captivates viewers through a colorful collection of handmade glass works of art. More than thirty pieces resembling [...]

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February 7, 2014

Woodmere Art Museum In Chestnut Hill Debuts Two Brand-New Exhibitions Tomorrow, Saturday, February 8

This weekend, head to Chestnut Hill to enjoy two exciting new exhibits at Woodmere Art Museum, a lovely destination to take in art in the realist tradition, from the 19th century to the present, all celebrating Philadelphia art and artists. Up first, Quita Brodhead: Bold Strokes celebrates the work of this late, legendary abstract painter. [...]

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February 6, 2014

Our Picks For First Friday In Philadelphia With Live Music At The Barnes, An Anniversary At The Asian Arts Initiative, Speed Dating In Fishtown And More On Friday, February 7

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. To mark the advent of February — when we celebrate Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and President’s Day — soul-warming collaborative exhibitions and events should fill your [...]

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February 5, 2014

InLiquid Celebrates 15 Years Of Curating Fine Art In Philadelphia With Its Annual Silent Auction And Soiree At Crane Arts, February 7 And 8

The vast square footage of the Crane Arts complex houses a diverse array of creative outfits, from individual artists to multifaceted organizations, all celebrating the breadth of Philadelphia’s creative scope. This weekend, longtime Crane Arts resident InLiquid, an art and design non-profit organization, throws its annual bash, InLiquid Silent Art Auction and Benefit on Saturday, [...]

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February 5, 2014

The National Constitution Center Explores Its Namesake Document In The Initiative 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) All February Long

In our country’s history, more than 11,000 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed, but only a mere 27 have been ratified. Why such a small number? What is the process by which a proposal becomes an amendment? Who decides what becomes law? The

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January 31, 2014

Coming Attraction: Philadelphia Museum Of Art Presents Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910, Opening Sunday, March 2

This spring, a rare look at Korean art and culture will be on display for all of Philadelphia. The first full-scale survey in the United States to focus on the art of the celebrated Joseon dynasty, Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910 opens on Sunday, March 2 at the Philadelphia [...]

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