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  Do you prefer to judge a book by its cover, or does the inside matter more? In this tour of book arts, we’ll take a look at various rare books in The Rosenbach collection, their aesthetics, their functions, how the processes in creating books inform how we use them today, and vice versa. Go behind the scenes of book binding, illuminating medieval manuscript leaves, the artistry of...

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Celebrate the closing of “Sanctuary”, an exhibition exploring the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge misconceptions of the global resettlement process. The closing celebration will activate the Sanctuary exhibition and City Hall with guided tours, conversation, dinner, art-making and a projection show on the northside of City Hall...

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Join us on Friday, July 26th from 6-9PM at Art in the Age for a special event with Shannon Mustipher— author of Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails and resident rum expert at Glady's Caribbean in Brooklyn. Enjoy a special menu featuring recipes from Tiki, meet and greet with Shannon, and pick up a copy of the book to be signed. Admission is free with RSVP;...

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High School student Jerry Mitchell is having “one of those days,” and it only gets worse when he crosses paths with new student Buddy Revell. Buddy challenges Jerry to a fight after school, and Jerry spends the rest of the day desperately trying to avoid the looming confrontation. Each attempt to escape the showdown leads to a more outlandish episode. Phil Joanou’s Three...

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On Saturday, July 27 meet Cynthia Leigh Heim a sound effect, or foley, artist that has created the effects for major motion picture films, commercials and television series. On our Plaza from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, try your hand at recreating sound effects from the 18th-century, such as footsteps, horses, and parlor noises with Heim. At 2:00 pm in the Museum’s Liberty...

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Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans 10 & up! Search for art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books and movies. Be prepared to track down a Snape-like potions master, flying owls, dragons, and Hagrid-like giants. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books...

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Adapted from the Stephen King novel, Mark Lester’s Firestarter stars Drew Barrymore as “Charlie,” a young girl who develops pyrokinesis, the psychic ability to start fires with the mind. When a shady government agency known as “The Shop” abducts Charlie and tries to use her as a weapon, she flees to save herself and expose the nefarious plot. Followed by the...

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The male R&B vocal group 98 Degrees brings its smooth harmonies, found in hits — such as “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” and “The Way You Want Me,” — to The Event Center at SugarHouse Casino on Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost from $69 to $89.

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Sunday, July 28th from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Join us at Cliveden for the second lecture in the “Map Chats” series, running throughout the Mapping a Nation exhibition. Today, maps are used in a variety of ways, from artistic pieces to scientific tools. Throughout the program series, join us as we survey the different aspects and opportunities that maps present to us. ...

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Graham Technique Class Description: Jennifer Binford Johnson’s class is based on the concepts of the Martha Graham technique. While honoring the choreography and structure of the Graham tradition, her approach to the technique class is heavily influenced by her research in dance medicine, biomechanics, kinesiology, and numerous methodologies for training the dancer body. Floor work...

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