Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included. On...

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Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! An eminent scholar’s husband has been shot dead, a week after receiving strange messages and images of “dancing stick figures” on her computer. The messages are somehow linked to nude artwork in the museum. Who is the murderer? What is the secret of the dancing nude figures? See if...

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The special exhibit Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids opens this weekend with a load of activities for the whole family. Discover how real animals such as dinosaurs, mammoths and narwhals may be the origin of ancient tales of griffins, giants and unicorns. This weekend visitors will see displays of specimens from the Academy’s famous research collection, conjure up unicorn...

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ARTZ Philadelphia joins with Brandywine to offer this popular program which welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to the Museum to view and discuss art in a supportive setting. ARTZ Philadelphia was found on the belief that people living with dementia should be accorded the benefits of well-being and quality of life that others enjoy. The Museum is pleased to...

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What if the objects behind glass cases in museums were not mere things, but living beings and spectral presences that require active physical and cultural care, even veneration? Archival evidence from the Madras Government Museum in India shows how, in the early 20th century, this view of religious images and relics as living things shaped the practices of museum scholars and staff, government...

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Enjoy the wintry beauty of the river from the Brandywine River Museum of Art's expansive atrium windows. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the vista from inside the Museum where they can sketch, paint or photograph while staying warm. Participants may also enjoy sketching (with pencil) in the Museum's galleries. Participants are responsible for providing all art...

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Today one in every seven people in U.S. prisons is serving a life sentence, a massive increase over previous decades. Marc Mauer will explore the policy changes that have produced this historic growth, and present evidence that life imprisonment actually reduces public safety.   Marc Mauer is the executive director of The Sentencing Project and one of the nation’s leading...

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The National Liberty Museum presents Welcome the Stranger, a one-woman exhibit of cast glass, ceramics, and mixed media by Micaela Amateau Amato. In this exhibit, Amato interprets the likeness of modern and historic figures who rose like “superheroes” to accept seemingly impossible challenges of liberty. This unique collection includes images of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harriet Tubman,...

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