Holidays at Historic Strawberry Mansion

Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

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Be sure to visit Historic Strawberry Mansion this holiday season, Fairmount Park’s largest historic house. This year, the Garden Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity and The Porch Club of Riverton will decorate Historic Strawberry Mansion with the theme of “A Very Storied Christmas,” saluting the long history of the Free Library of Philadelphia and its 130 years of promoting...

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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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Merryll Saylan: This Is Your Life November 2, 2018 – January 19, 2019   Curated by Glenn Adamson   The Center for Art in Wood is pleased to present the work of renowned wood artist Merryll Saylan in an exhibition celebrating the timeline of her career. When she began turning in the 1970s, Saylan was one of few women in the craft field. While her contemporaries...

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From Brooklyn’s Coney Island to the counterculture of 1960s South Street in Philadelphia, Eddie Funk fought to make a name for himself, protect the freedoms of tattoo artists, and share his legacy with the world. Discover Eddie’s influence in this limited exhibit, featuring rare flash personal mementos, and other authentic memorabilia seldom put on public display.

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Donate a toy November 30 - December 21, 2018 in exchange for "Buy One, Get One Free" admission to Eastern State Penitentiary. One in 28 American kids has a parent who is incarcerated. In Pennsylvania alone, there are approximately 81,096 children with a parent incarcerated in a PA state prison. What are the holidays like for these families? Eastern State Penitentiary partners...

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The interactive playscape reveals connections between our own city and Alexander Hamilton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic environments, and facilitated games, guests of all ages will actively engage in the challenges of founding and maintaining a country and will be inspired to carry these lessons forward as they face the...

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to present its major fall exhibition, Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, the first mid-career retrospective on the contemporary practice of Rina Banerjee, co-organized with the San José Museum of Art, California (SJMA). Known for her large-scale sculptures and installations made from materials sourced throughout...

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FringeArts Historic Building Tour

Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018

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  FringeArts   Curious about what goes on behind the scenes at FringeArts? Interested in learning more about the history of our converted theater and restaurant? Join us for our Historic Building Tours at FringeArts!   In 1903, Philadelphia became home to the first High Pressure Fire System. Decommissioned in 2005, the HPFS had led to a decline in fire losses and...

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A little-recognized aspect of the work of Winslow Homer—one of America’s most iconic artists—is the relationship between his painting and photography, and the role of the relatively new medium on his approach to image making. In 2014, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) was given an English-made camera that once belonged to Winslow Homer. This object was a catalyst...

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