Living News Spring 2018

May 22, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018

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Featuring three engaging actors who play multiple roles, Living News introduces controversial constitutional issues and encourages the students to explore their own points of view. Following the performance, students engage in dialogue about these timely issues along with the museum’s education staff. Admission also includes a special curriculum package.

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American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding explores the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, highlighting the key proposals and significant compromises that influenced the early drafts and shaped the document’s final text. Visitors are introduced to the crucial figures who played a role in shaping the Constitution – from James Madison to James Wilson,...

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The National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals. Created by the National Constitution Center, Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation explores Hamilton’s fraught relationships with James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Aaron Burr. Examining the personalities...

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The Center’s newest exhibit, Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, explores the personalities and debates that shaped America, focusing on Hamilton’s battles of ideas with his contemporaries. This program invites students and teachers to hear the stories of our nation’s early history straight from the Founders themselves. Some of Hamilton’s fondest...

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The National Constitution Center is proud to display a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence, a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution, and a reproduction of one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights in the George H.W. Bush Gallery. The original Bill of Rights, which was exhibited at the Center between 2014 and 2017, is...

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Keith Smith at Home

May 22, 2018 - Jul 8, 2018

Friendship, love, desire: Keith Smith’s life is an open book. For five decades, the artist has used surprising combinations of materials to chronicle his experiences. In this exhibition, explore an array of Smith’s mixed-media photographs and prints, and—his specialty—handmade artist’s books, most from his own collection.

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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden! The exhibition showcases whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate.   Follies are architectural constructions,...

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From the 1600s to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating range of dishes and plates. Whether it’s a recipe for “Barbecued Fawn,” fabulous tureens in the shapes of various animals, or instructions on how to fold a napkin so that it resembles a...

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Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time May 4 – July 21, 2018 Curated by Miriam Seidel   Connie Mississippi is known for the powerful and graceful turned-wood sculptures that position her among the important artists who have emerged through the contemporary wood-turning movement.   Opening this spring in the Gerry Lenfest gallery, this exhibition is an unusual...

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Long before the grand Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the Academy of Natural Sciences was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia celebrates the centennial of our version of the Champs-Élysées, the Academy presents A Peek at the Past, A Look at the Future, an intimate exhibit that illustrates a century of progress at the...

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