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April 23, 2014

Our Guide To The Philadelphia Science Festival, Returning With Nine Days, More Than 100 Events And 175 Partners, April 25-May 3

Ready to get nerdy, Philly? The 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) arrives April 25 through May 3, with more than 100 smart events scheduled at venues throughout the city for a nine-day celebration of science and technology. Organized by the clever people at The Franklin Institute and presented by The Dow Chemical Company, the Philadelphia [...]

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April 22, 2014

The Barnes Foundation Hosts Young Professionals: Music And Muses, An Evening Of After-Hours Art, Music, Drink And More, Friday, April 25

This Friday April 25, the Barnes Foundation keeps its doors open a little later (until 10 p.m.) for Young Professionals: Music and Muses. Every Young Professionals Night ties to a certain theme — the decor, the music and even the outfits. This month, learn about the deep connection between music and art at a music-themed [...]

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April 21, 2014

The Independence Seaport Museum Celebrates The Philadelphia Science Festival With A Full Day Of Free Boating With Museum Admission, Sunday, April 27

Excited for the upcoming Spruce Street Harbor Park pop-up summertime village on the Delaware River waterfront? Survey the site of the summertime destination and row on the Delaware River for free on Sunday, April 27 as the Independence Seaport Museum celebrates the Philadelphia Science Festival which parades into town from April 25 to May 3. [...]

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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 11, 2014

Eastern State Penitentiary Debuts Its Annual Pop-Up Museum, A Limited-Time-Only Look At Historic Prison Artifacts, April 12-22

A rarely seen glimpse of the past makes a fleeting appearance at Eastern State Penitentiary this month, as the historic prison’s Pop-Up Museum returns for its second year. Opening this Saturday, April 12 and running just until April 22, the Pop-Up Museum at Eastern State spotlights nearly 100 artifacts from the site’s well-preserved, but rarely [...]

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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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April 2, 2014

Drums Around The World Brings Global Beats To The Penn Museum, This Saturday, April 5

All throughout the 2013-14 school year, UPenn has been celebrating its Year of Sound, a theme chosen by students, faculty and staff for informative and fun events of all kinds. As part of this this sonic series, the Penn Museum hosts Drums around the World on Saturday, April 5. From 1 to 4 p.m., the [...]

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