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When it's 75 degrees in February, we can't he...

When it's 75 degrees in February, we can't help but think about summer movie nights! Email your movie nominations to info@schuylkillbanks.org or comment below and you'll be entered to win a Schuylkill Banks T-shirt!

    Schuylkill Banks
    When it's 75 degrees in February, we can't help but think about summer movie nights! Email your movie nominations to info@schuylkillbanks.org or comment below and you'll be entered to win a...
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2 hours ago

Don’t miss The Franklin Institute’s special l...

Don’t miss The Franklin Institute’s special limited-engagement gallery, “3D Printing the Future” open now through April 3, 2018. http://bit.ly/fut3d

    3D Printing the Future
    From amateur enthusiasts to industrial innovators, 3D printing technology has exploded worldwide-enabling designers and engineers across the globe to reimagine their work and bring new ideas to life. 3D Printing the Future tells the extraordinary story behind the 3D printing craze, showcasing the power of the human imagination through technological advancement.
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3 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Citizen Planning Institute Updates
    Citizen Planning Institute Updates Email Forms
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17 hours ago

Scoping out great pizza around Philly, Jersey's bustling beer scene

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240 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

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    WATCH FYI Philly: Scoping out great pizza around Philly, Jersey's bustling beer scene
    This week on FYI Philly, we take you inside four new spots for pizza in Philadelphia, get a taste of the beer scene in New Jersey, visit a soulfood staple in Camden and get a preview of this year's Atlantic City Restaurant Week.
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19 hours ago

Ever wonder why it is that so many storms see...

Ever wonder why it is that so many storms seem to follow the route of Interstate 95? http://theatln.tc/2ohAjNG

    Why Storms Seem to Follow I-95
    The cities and roads are where they are because of what the Fall Line is: a more or less invisible, small, underground cliff-an escarpment-that marks the old edge of the continent. On the Fall Line's west side, the high side, are tough crystalline rocks; on the east side, the low side, are soft, easily moveable sediments.
    https://www.theatlantic.com

19 hours ago

Job Alert: A Blade of Grass is seeking a prog...

Job Alert: A Blade of Grass is seeking a programs and administrative associate who can effectively partner with staff and Fellowship artists to run a smooth office and administer a unique program that nurtures socially engaged art. For more details and to apply, see full details below.

    We're hiring a Programs and Administrative Associate! - A Blade of Grass
    A Blade of Grass is seeking a programs and administrative associate who can effectively partner with staff and Fellowship artists to run a smooth office and administer a unique program that nurtures socially engaged art. Position is full-time, with benefits. Salary up to $36,000, commensurate with experience.
    http://www.abladeofgrass.org

19 hours ago

The Food Trust is supporting The Food Trust a...

Tonight's the night! Meet us at Franky Bradley's for a night of dancing and donations as West Philadelphia Orchestra hosts this evening's Community Tuesday, supporting The Food Trust. If you missed our segment on NBC10 Philadelphia yesterday, here's a clip featuring The Food Trust's own Julia Koprak!

    The Food Trust
    Tonight's the night! Meet us at Franky Bradley's for a night of dancing and donations as West Philadelphia Orchestra hosts this evening's Community Tuesday, supporting The Food Trust. If you missed...
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21 hours ago

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus added 3 new pho...

Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 8:00pm-11:00 pm VOYEUR NIGHTCLUB PHILADELPHIA Hosted by Bev The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus presents SASHAY! PGMC's annual Drag Revue has a new location and a new name to pair. Due to popular demand, we've grown into a larger space where PGMC members, along with some of Philly's best queens will sashay down the Voyeur Nightclub runway. Get snatched and join us for a fundraising evening of undeniable fun! SASHAY over to bit.ly/sashaypgmc for tickets! Thank you to our generous sponsors! Venue Sponsor: VOYEUR NIGHTCLUB PHILADELPHIA Nosh Sponsor: Wishbone *Standard Wishbone Menu, including vegetarian options Libations Sponsors: Tito's Handmade Vodka Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Proceeds raised will benefit the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus' community outreach efforts.

    Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 8:00pm-11:00 pm VOYEUR NIGHTCLUB PHILADELPHIA Hosted by Bev The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus presents SASHAY! PGMC's annual Drag Revue has a new location and a new name...
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21 hours ago

Taco Bell says employee who called Penn student a racial slur has been fired

In Young Lee, a first-year medical PhD student, visited the Taco Bell at 1037 Chestnut St. at approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday, after a night out with his friends. He noticed that one of the cashiers had used a racial slur to describe him on his food receipt. 

    Taco Bell says employee who called Penn student a racial slur has been fired
    The Taco Bell employee who used a racial slur to describe a Penn student was terminated from his job, according to branch manager Dontae Freeman and confirmed via email by a media representative from Taco Bell. "We do not tolerate this behavior.
    http://www.thedp.com

23 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared Philadelphia Sc...

The Philadelphia Science Festival kicks of just two months from today. Who else is ready to #GetNerdyPHL? http://bit.ly/2jeeCL0

    Philadelphia Science Festival 2018
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23 hours ago

Prince Theater shared Philadelphia Film Socie...

Join Philadelphia Film Society in celebrating the year in film with our Best Picture Weekend at the Prince. Catch eight of the #BestPicture nominees, all on the biggest screen in Center City from Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25: http://filmadelphia.org/best-picture-weekend-at-the-prince/

    PFS Presents Best Picture Weekend at the Prince!
    PFS Presents Best Picture Weekend at the Prince!
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24 hours ago

Featured here is a photograph of three Nation...

Featured here is a photograph of three National Park Service employees with moose antlers found in nearby woods at a camp at Crow Point in Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Included in a 1947 progress report regarding moose, resources, and their environmental impact on areas within Isle Royale National Park. Want to learn more about our holdings related to the National Park Service and more? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Figure 6 from Observations on the Moose of Isle Royale National Park; Isle Royale - 715-07 – Moose; Box 79; Correspondence and Reports Regarding Historic Shrines, Sites, Monuments, Parks, and Proposed Sites; Record Group 79: Records of the National Park Service; National Archives at Philadelphia (NAID: 74207483) (HMS ID: HS1-290251411). Tagging: National Park Service History & National Park Service

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Featured here is a photograph of three National Park Service employees with moose antlers found in nearby woods at a camp at Crow Point in Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Included in a 1947...
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24 hours ago

February 2018 Applications

The Philadelphia Sketch Club - 235 South Camac Street - Philadelphia PA 19107 - 215-545-9298

    February 2018 Applications
    The Philadelphia Sketch Club - 235 South Camac Street - Philadelphia PA 19107 - 215-545-9298 info@sketchclub.org A nonprofit organization under Chapter 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    http://sketchclub.org

25 hours ago

On this day in 1986, the first module of the ...

On this day in 1986, the first module of the Mir Space Station entered into Earth’s orbit. Mir, which was occupied for over 4,500 days, was originally a project of the Soviet Union, but ended its 15 years in Earth’s orbit as a project of the Russian Federation in 2001. Mir hosted more than 100 astronauts and cosmonauts and was visited by the American Space Shuttle eleven times. http://bit.ly/2oixSdy

    The Franklin Institute
    On this day in 1986, the first module of the Mir Space Station entered into Earth's orbit. Mir, which was occupied for over 4,500 days, was originally a project of the Soviet Union, but ended its 15...
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25 hours ago

What can you learn from the brain of a genius...

What can you learn from the brain of a genius?

    Who Stole Einstein's Brain?
    Einstein's brain has been on a bit of a journey, and most people aren't aware of it. There's a lot of debate as to whether or not the late, famed intellect had a unique brain structure, but few would argue that the story that began following his demise is anything other than a cloak-and-dagger thriller.
    http://www.iflscience.com

26 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    A boost for Democrats, Pa. Supreme Court dramatically overhauls state's congressional map
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has enacted a new congressional district map that onlookers say is much more favorable to Democrats, replacing one the court overturned and deemed an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander last month. Justices described the new map in their 48-page decision as "superior" to other proposals filed for their consideration.
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36 hours ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared their even...

    Ending Cash Bail Town Hall at Myers Rec Center
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40 hours ago

‘I Was So Infuriated’: Penn Student Says Taco Bell Employee Described Him Using Racial Slur

It apparently happened around 1:40 a.m. at a Taco Bell located at 1037 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia.

    'I Was So Infuriated': Penn Student Says Taco Bell Employee Described Him Using Racial Slur
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania is speaking out after he says an employee at a Philadelphia Taco Bell described him using a racial slur on Saturday morning. It apparently happened around 1:40 a.m. at a Taco Bell located at 1037 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

43 hours ago

"The difference between normal light and what...

"The difference between normal light and what the researchers created is actually best illustrated by the example of a lightsaber like those in the Star Wars universe." http://cnet.co/2o9bFyy

    Science takes a step toward real-life lightsabers
    Researchers from MIT and Harvard in 2013 managed to get photons, which are basically particles of light, to play nice with each other and create a new state of matter. Harnessing such a breakthrough could lead to actual quantum leaps in computing and perhaps even give us a real-world lightsaber.
    https://www.cnet.com

44 hours ago

The Wilma Theater updated their cover photo.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,862 likes · 250 talking about this · 11,727 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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45 hours ago

Plays & Players shared Plays and Players Gall...

A Women-only exhibition in celebration of Women’s History Month, ”Her Creativity” is an exhibition to show the revival of the divine feminine. Plays & Players Gallery's new show opens Saturday afternoon! You like openings!

    Her Creativity Opening Party!
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47 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Join us on February 24, 2018 as The Franklin Institute celebrates Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. http://bit.ly/2GPTpmD

    Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at The Franklin Institute
    Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at The Franklin Institute
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2 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Junt...

Join Juntos and Galaei in an urgent call to #FreeIvan, taken away from his husband by ICE agents during a routine USCIS interview. Press conference is today at WWCC @ 11:30. #protectfamilies

    Press Conference/Rally #FreeIvan
    What: Press Conference/Rally to #FreeIvan When: Monday, February 19th at 11:30am Where: William Way LGBT Community Center (1315 Spruce st) Please join...
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2 days ago

Parents and caregivers: bring your preschoole...

Parents and caregivers: bring your preschooler on a Museum Adventure this Thursday and discover a world of fun at the Rosenbach. https://rosenbach.org/events/museum-adventure-at-the-rosenbach-6/

    The Rosenbach
    Parents and caregivers: bring your preschooler on a Museum Adventure this Thursday and discover a world of fun at the Rosenbach. https://rosenbach.org/events/museum-adventure-at-the-rosenbach-6/
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2 days ago

Mary Shelley. Jane Austen. Charlotte Brontë. ...

Mary Shelley. Jane Austen. Charlotte Brontë. George Eliot. Frances Burney. The Rosenbach library is home to incredible books and manuscripts by women novelists. Join us Friday to see some of them. https://rosenbach.org/events/hands-on-tour-women-novelists/

    The Rosenbach
    Mary Shelley. Jane Austen. Charlotte Brontë. George Eliot. Frances Burney. The Rosenbach library is home to incredible books and manuscripts by women novelists. Join us Friday to see some of them....
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2 days ago

Indeblue to close its Collingswood location

The couple opened a branch, with a bar and liquor license, in early 2013 at 205 S. 13th St. in Center City Philadelphia. It garrnered two of four bells from Inquirer critic Craig LaBan.

    Indeblue to close its Collingswood location - Philly
    Calling it a "very tough decision," Heather Ramola said she and her husband, Rakesh, will close the Collingswood location of their Indian restaurant, Indeblue, which opened in 2009 at 619 Collings Ave. Last night of service will be Feb. 23. "We do well there," she said, "but the building is in really bad shape and [the landlord] is selling it.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Polish astronomer and champion of the helioce...

Polish astronomer and champion of the heliocentric model of the solar system Nicolaus Copernicus was born on this day in 1473. Copernicus’ research, which established that the Earth and the other known planets revolve around the sun, was revolutionary when it was published in 1543 and has since become fundamental to our understanding of the universe and our place in it. Learn more: http://stanford.io/1PTn4Ih IMAGE: Thornton Oakley (American, 1881-1953) | Nicolaus Copernicus | 1940 | The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

    The Franklin Institute
    Polish astronomer and champion of the heliocentric model of the solar system Nicolaus Copernicus was born on this day in 1473. Copernicus' research, which established that the Earth and the other...
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2 days ago

WATCH this video about a presidential piece i...

WATCH this video about a presidential piece in our collection #PresidentsDay

    President Cleveland's Tumor
    President Cleveland secretly has a tumor removed aboard a fishing boat.
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2 days ago

Happy Presidents Day from The Print Center! T...

Happy Presidents Day from The Print Center! Take a moment to remember our founding fathers with Kevin Cummin’s gorgeous etching of Independence Hall, a great addition to any Philadelphian’s collection. Image: Kevin Cummins, Independence Hall, Etching, Edition of 40 Explore this work now in the Gallery Store or Shop online. For more information, contact The Gallery Store at gallerystore@printcenter.org, 215.735.6090 x2. https://printcenterstore.myshopify.com/products/independence-hall

    The Print Center
    Happy Presidents Day from The Print Center! Take a moment to remember our founding fathers with Kevin Cummin's gorgeous etching of Independence Hall, a great addition to any Philadelphian's...
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2 days ago

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2 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. Join us at Toasted Walnut to learn about the women's programming at William Way LGBT Community Center. This is a fund and friend raiser - attendees will be able to sign-up or renew their annual community center memberships, network, and learn about the programming planned for this year. Thanks to Toasted Walnut, our host for the evening, for offering complimentary snacks and drink specials. ABOUT WILLIAM WAY LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER: The William Way Community Center encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming. Membership in the center begins at just $50 a year, and carries many benefits. From discounts on Center activities to access to the Center's DVD library, your membership not only pays for itself quickly, but also supports so many of the life-saving and life-affirming programs at the Center. http://www.waygay.org/membership/ ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (IWD) 2017: Every person - women, men and non-binary people - can play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women. Through meaningful celebration and targeted bold action, we can all be responsive and responsible leaders in creating a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. So around the world, IWD provides an important opportunity for ground breaking action that will truly drive greater change for women. https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ ABOUT TOASTED WALNUT SPECIALS: Toasted Walnut is once again hosting us offering complimentary passed snacks, $6 apps and build your own Mac & Cheese; $4 Happy Hour (well brand mixed drinks and all beers); $6 Wines and $6 Tito's from 5-7:30 pm. Stay awhile and enjoy from 9-11pm we do a $6 Red Solo cup special, $9 Bucket of Coors light and $6 City Wide's. https://www.toastedwalnut.com/

    International Women's Day Happy Hour
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2 days ago

Don't forget the "Think Beyond the Pink Happy...

Don't forget the "Think Beyond the Pink Happy Hour" fundraiser happens this Tuesday night at Field House (1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia). Come with your friends and colleagues from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a fun, relaxing time that also supports our mission to increase the number of breast cancer survivors. More info: http://bit.ly/2GZAbuz.

    Susan G. Komen - Philadelphia
    Don't forget the "Think Beyond the Pink Happy Hour" fundraiser happens this Tuesday night at Field House (1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia). Come with your friends and colleagues from 6:00-8:00 p.m....
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2 days ago

Our Civil War Medicine exhibit Broken Bodies,...

Our Civil War Medicine exhibit Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits, allows you to experience what it would be like to be injured or sick during wartime before modern medicine. How did different people experience the war in different ways? What did "healthcare" mean?

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    Our Civil War Medicine exhibit Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits, allows you to experience what it would be like to be injured or sick during wartime before modern medicine. How did different people...
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2 days ago

"The orangutan's prime habitat in Borneo is l...

"The orangutan's prime habitat in Borneo is lowland rain forests, which have been ravaged for decades by illegal logging operations and slash-and-burn land clearing for palm oil plantations and other agricultural activities." http://nyti.ms/2oeOTpg

    Borneo Lost More Than 100,000 Orangutans From 1999 to 2015
    READ: Smuggled, Beaten and Drugged:The Illicit Global Ape Trade] Orangutans, which inhabit both the Indonesian and Malaysian sides of Borneo, as well as the Indonesian region of Sumatra, are an endangered species, with some populations critically endangered.
    https://www.nytimes.com

2 days ago

34th Annual High School Art Show Reception

The Philadelphia Sketch Club - 235 South Camac Street - Philadelphia PA 19107 - 215-545-9298

    34th Annual High School Art Show Reception
    PSC Members, You are invited to the reception and awards ceremony of our 2018 Annual Philadelphia School District High School Student Art Exhibition. It is Sunday, February 25th, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. We can't wait to see you there! This entry was posted in Information by Michelle Lockamy.
    http://sketchclub.org

2 days ago

Coordinator, Policy & Advocacy

Come out & #GetTested for #NBHAAD at Wash West tonight - 1201 Locust Street. We’ll be there until midnight tonight… https://t.co/O1Ei3N3foK

    Coordinator, Policy & Advocacy
    Keep AccessMatters Externally Engaged and Visible in Current Public Policy Dialogues By: Working with the Communications and Policy Manager and members of the management team to develop and implement a comprehensive city, regional, and national policy agenda to advance sexual and reproductive health goals; updating agenda annually in collaboration with the Communications and Policy Manager under advisement of the Communications and Advocacy Committee.
    https://www.accessmatters.org

2 days ago

Prince Theater shared Philadelphia Film Socie...

You’re invited to join the Philadelphia Film Society for the brightest night in cinema! Tickets are NOW available for our The 5th Annual Awards Night Party & Screening!! http://filmadelphia.org/events/2018-awards-night-party/ #PFSRedCarpet

    The 5th Annual Awards Night Party & Screening!
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2 days ago

Today, several centuries after their births, ...

Today, several centuries after their births, Renaissance-era astronomers Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei remain important figures in science. Learn more about the legacy of these two individuals whose birthdays we celebrate this week from The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer, Derrick Pitts, in this video. http://bit.ly/astro-philly

    The Franklin Institute
    Today, several centuries after their births, Renaissance-era astronomers Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei remain important figures in science. Learn more about the legacy of these two...
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2 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Junt...

Please join Juntos & Galaei Phillyi Monday morning at 11:30 for a press conference/rally to demand that ICE #FreeIvan and allows him to be reunited with his husband. On January 31, Jose “Ivan” Nuñez was attending his marriage interview at USCIS with his husband Paul fully expecting to be in and out of the office. Paul and Ivan are in love and have been married since April 9th, 2016. What should have been a dream come true ended in a nightmare. In the middle of his interview ICE agents stormed into the interview and handcuffed him without warning. We believe that love has no borders and ask you to join us in demanding that ICE free Ivan from detention so he may be reunited with his husband. If Ivan was to be deported back to Mexico, Ivan’s life would be in jeopardy due to his sexuality. His sister, who is also queer, is currently in hiding with her partner back home and close friends of the family have been severely assaulted for their sexual orientation. As of January 13th, USCIS has deemed Ivan and Paul’s marriage petition valid and Ivan has passed his Reasonable Fear interview, meaning there is no reason why he should still be in detention.

    Press Conference/Rally #FreeIvan
    What: Press Conference/Rally to #FreeIvan When: Monday, February 19th at 11:30am Where: William Way LGBT Community Center (1315 Spruce st) Please join...
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3 days ago

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2018...

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2018 Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art: James B. Abbott (our friend and Gallery Store artist), Gregory Brellochs and Samantha Holmes! WHAT IS & WHAT IF: 14TH ANNUAL BETSY MEYER MEMORIAL EXHIBITION at Main Line Art Center March 12 - April 15, 2018 Artist Talks & Reception: Friday, March 16, 5:30-8:00 pm https://www.mainlineart.org/events/event/14th-annual-betsy-meyer-memorial-exhibition/

    The Print Center
    Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2018 Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art: James B. Abbott (our friend and Gallery Store artist), Gregory Brellochs and Samantha Holmes! WHAT IS & WHAT...
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3 days ago

The Franklin Institute added 2 new photos.

Former NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam holds the record for most spacewalks in a single spaceflight. In 2006, he completed four extravehicular activities (EVAs) as part of the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116 in 2006 primarily working on building the International Space Station. https://go.nasa.gov/2obnowN

    The Franklin Institute
    IMAGE: Curbeam replaces TV Camera during first EVA | 2006 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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