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Nerdy, Cool, and Offbeat Museums Worth Visiting Around Philadelphia

Sure, there are plenty of traditional art, history, and science museums around Philadelphia to keep you busy for days, but if you want to explore […]

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6 Must-See Philadelphia Museum Exhibits to Check Out This Winter

Think these cold, dark winter days are uninspiring? These museum exhibits prove otherwise. Freedom’s Journal: The Art of Jerry Pinkney Where: Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue, […]

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Superheroes Are Taking Over the Franklin Institute This April

There’s arguably no better time to be a lover of superheroes than the present. They’re featured in new blockbuster movies premiering seemingly every other week, more […]

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Your Guide to Science, History, and Art Museums Around Philadelphia

In an increasingly hyper-interactive world, the very notion of a museum seems rather quaint: the hushed environment, the quiet contemplation of artifacts and art, the […]

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La Salle Art History Faculty, Museum Experts Oppose Controversial Art Sale

Earlier this week, La Salle University president Colleen Hanycz stated her case for why the Olney school’s recently announced and immediately controversial plan to auction […]

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La Salle’s President Defends Her Controversial Plan to Auction Artwork

Both local art lovers and members of Philadelphia’s academic museum community were dismayed to hear the news that cash-strapped La Salle University intends to auction […]

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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: […]