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Rebecca Yamin displays blue and white bowl from the 1760s
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This Punch Bowl Tells the Story of Old Philadelphia

Rebecca Yamin first stepped onto the future site of the Museum of the American Revolution, at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut streets, in July […]

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Field Guide: The 28 Concerts, Shows, and Events to Put On Your Calendar Now

Living legends, world premieres, international talent and Justin Bieber: You’ll find all of these (and more) here in the City of Brotherly Love this winter […]

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Inside Temple’s Secret Shoe Museum

Temple’s School of Podiatric Medicine is home to one of Philly’s hidden gems — so hidden, in fact, that the unique charm of the place […]

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Franklin Institute to Display Vatican Artworks During Pope’s Visit

When Pope Francis is in town in September for the World Meeting of Families, he’ll have a little piece of home at the Franklin Institute to make […]

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Local Teens Record Audio Tours to Get Youth Interested in Philly’s Museums

Many teenagers would argue that museum tours don’t exactly scream cool … up until now. The Philly museum scene is gaining youth appeal with the […]

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Academy of Natural Sciences Offers Pay-What-You-Wish Admission Day

On Monday, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is hosting a pay-what-you-wish day in celebration of its founding. As the Academy notes in a press release, […]

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Two Hidden Cézanne Sketches Found at the Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation is known for their collection of impressionist and early modern artwork, including 69 pieces of work by Cézanne. Well, now make that […]

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Independence Seaport Museum Launches New After-Hours Adult Series—With Drinks!

Been curious about visiting the Independence Seaport Museum, but don’t really want to have to spend your day dodging toddlers while taking in all that awesome […]

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200 Years of African American Art Going On Display at PMA

Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) will kick off 2015 by pulling from its holdings 75 pieces of artwork by African American artists. The exhibit, called “Represent: […]

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13 Things To Do In Philly This Weekend: Free Museum Day, Pearl Street Block Party, Hard Cider Festival at the Navy Yard and More

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Smithsonian Adding LGBT Exhibit That Includes Pieces From Will and Grace

I’m so excited to have another reason besides “The First Ladies” exhibit to visit Washington’s Smithsonian Institution: a brand new LGBT exhibition. The museum is curating a collection of historical […]

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DO THIS: Friday Nights At The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation has announced a new event, Friday Nights at The Barnes, a swanky way to kick off your weekend. From now through September 19th, […]

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PA Billionaire Leaves Art Collection to Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art

Pennsylvania billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife passed away on July 4th, leaving nearly half of his extensive art collection to the nearby Brandywine Conservancy and […]

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Heads Up: Academy of Natural Sciences Hosting Free Admission Day

Just a heads up for you early planners: The Academy of Natural Sciences will be hosting a free day on June 30th as part of […]