Once Upon a Nation Storytelling

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Ten one-of-a-kind award-winning Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches are scattered all over Philadelphia’s Historic District, telling riveting stories of our nation’s history in the places where they actually happened.  Specially-trained, uniformed storytellers delight and entertain with free, short 5-minute stories while sharing the secrets of...

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From the maze-like contraptions of Rube Goldberg to the incisive political drawings of Thomas Nast, cartoons rivet public attention to issues of the day through their comic wit and visual satire. This exhibition features a fascinating collection of over 30 works created between 1880 and 1945, selected from the Museum's rich collection of American illustration. It includes cartoons by...

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TRACTION COMPANY

Aug 1, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015

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Traction Company is a 12-person artist collective and studio in Philadelphia founded by, and entirely composed of, PAFA alumni, faculty and staff. Since 2007, members of the collective have congregated once a week to work out of a studio built in a former trolley manufacturing warehouse, both on individual projects and occasionally on collaboratively-made pieces. Their most recent group...

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FEAST FAMINE

Aug 1, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015

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Feast Famine is a collection of encounters. It examines accumulation and the pivotal relationship between a solitary experience and the collective, symbiotic whole. Fragments prompt desire and an endless hunt for balance, offering an immersive mirage. Cycles in nature, the oscillation between abundance and deprivation, and intuitive behavior prompt us to consider: At what point do two...

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What is drawing? While seemingly straightforward, the potential answers to this question are innumerable and complex. Some may see drawing as practice for a larger work in another medium; a system of note taking; a substitute for the camera; an act vital to artistic, spiritual, or intellectual growth; the primary focus of art; a method for experiment and risk; not confined to two...

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Garden Railway: Art & Architecture

Aug 1, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015

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Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under!), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely garden of the Morris Arboretum. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials – bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs,...

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This extraordinary gathering of paintings reveals the story of Monet, Renoir, Degas, Manet, Pissarro, and their visionary art dealer and champion, Paul Durand-Ruel. The artists now known as the Impressionists once struggled to introduce their new style of painting to critics and the public. With Durand-Ruel, they forged an identity and moved from the margins to international fame. Recaptured in...

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This exhibition celebrates a recent gift by one of the leading American photography collectors of the 1970s and 1980s, Harvey S. Shipley Miller. The diverse works on view include rare early pictures, major examples of the Pictorialist art movement by figures such as Peter Henry Emerson and George Seeley, and a broad range of twentieth-century art and vernacular photographs.

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Dance: Movement, Rhythm, Spectacle

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015

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Dance has long fascinated artists interested in capturing the human body in motion and the spectacle of performance. Beginning in the late 1800s, new forms of dance coincided with the development of modern visual art, leading to a dynamic exchange between the two forms of creative expression. This exhibition presents prints, drawings, and photographs that celebrate the world of dance, including...

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