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Are you free today? Come and help us get the library ready! 10-2pm, Bache-Martin Library Please note that this is during school hours, please make sure your clearances are up to date.
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Anne M. Mulcahy, 2018 Bower Award for Business Leadership
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“To be humble to Superiors is Duty, to Equals Courtesy, to Inferiors Nobleness.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1735. http://bit.ly/2u9z6cu #FranklinFriday IMAGE: Joseph Siffred Duplessis (French, 1725-1802) | Benjamin Franklin | 1778 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Every month our Spotlight Tours are devoted to a different theme, April is devoted to American artists. Nearly a quarter of all the paintings collected by Albert Barnes were created by Americans, among them William Glackens, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, and Charles and Maurice Prendergast. Learn about Dr. Barnes’s relationship with these artists, and why his collection of European modernism was so important to their creative development. Tours are daily from noon to 1pm. After the tour, you’re invited to explore the collection galleries. Book now: http://bit.ly/Spotlight-Tour-April 🎨 William James Glackens. Sunday on the Marne, c. 1915–1916.
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Join us for an evening of ‘out of this world’ astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. Night Skies in the Observatory is a monthly stargazing event connecting you to celestial objects in the night sky including stars, planets, and nebulae using telescopes in Bloom Observatory and at ‘Ben’s Starlight Lounge’ on our 5th floor rooftop observation deck, featuring a cash bar. Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows, a live science talk on astronomy or space science, hands-on astronomy activities and continuous telescopic observing all evening (weather permitting). The program is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided. Tickets at $10 for the general public and $5 for members. Details here: http://bit.ly/2pwxBW2 IMAGE: A New Year for Jupiter and Io | 2001 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration This event is part of The Franklin Institute's Night Skies in the Observatory series. http://bit.ly/2EaGARs
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Fact: Women remain dramatically underrepresented in the art world. For #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re joining National Museum of Women in the Arts' #5womenartists campaign to raise awareness about women’s artistic achievements, starting with our very own Barnes staff. Meet Allison Hardt, a painter, mother, and key team player in our Membership department. With a BFA in Painting from Boston University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Allison has exhibited across the US and in Europe. She is our Senior Coordinator for Membership and Programs. Inspired by visits to the Barnes Arboretum in Merion, a place built by Laura Barnes, wife of Albert C. Barnes, she recounts, “I sat by the pond watching all the newly hatched tadpoles flutter under the surface and thought about the freedom Laura must have felt in this space. I remembered her bride book, beautiful but clinical in its descriptions. In this painting, I reference both the pond and the book by using a pattern from one of Laura’s wedding garments to invoke plants following a current and placing the viewer looking simultaneously down at the surface and through it to the figure below. Who is her favorite female artist in the Barnes collection? “Since I started working at the Barnes, I have always been drawn to Laura Barnes. She was a risk-taker who created an incredible living collection, cultivating plant life, which some thought to be impossible to grow in Pennsylvania. Her achievements are often overshadowed by her husband's, and I wanted to shine some light on her life and work.” What advice would she give to young female artists? “It’s difficult to define your voice. It takes time. Reviewing my work over the years has been the most helpful in providing clarity about which interests keep pulling me back again and again to create. Follow those threads, and find someone you trust to discuss and debate the work. Also, never feel diminished by critiques like ‘it’s feminine,’ or ‘it looks like a woman made it.’ I am a woman and I did make it."
19 hours ago
Join us for the opening day of "Game Masters: The Exhibition," coming to The Franklin Institute from March 31, 2018 through September 3, 2018. For this special celebration, Philly’s best and brightest video game designers and developers will set up at The Franklin Institute for the ultimate gaming showcase. Visitors can experience playable versions of their newest releases, plus see early concept art. In a unique event designed to inspire tomorrow’s creators, future gamers can meet the local names behind these games, and learn the many aspects of a game’s creation from concept and story writing to the coding and programming. This event is free with museum admission; access to Game Masters: The Exhibition is an additional fee. Details here: http://bit.ly/2pwk6p1 ‘Game Masters,’ a new exhibition showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers and featuring more than 100 playable video games, will be open at The Franklin Institute from March 31, 2018 through September 3, 2018. http://bit.ly/2GzEw7u Activities at this Opening Day Celebration for "Game Masters: The Exhibition" include: Local developers include: Quadratron Games, Cleaversoft, Extra Life, Red Essence, Gossamer Games, Red Queen, PHL Collective, and Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Games studio. The classic game of Tetris® is brought to the next level with a life-size playable version on the 20-foot screens in the Ben Franklin National Memorial. Snap your photo with Sonic the Hedgehog—if you can catch him!
20 hours ago
There is still time to see our current exhibition "Abloom" featuring Judy Caldwell, Elizabeth Heller, Millicent Krouse, Heidi Leitzke, Bruce Lewis & Kerry Sacco - don't miss it! https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/abloom
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This looks perfect for making... #snowpeople! We’re open, come play!
21 hours ago
“How do you identify a person when all you have is half of a smiling face in a 47-year-old black-and-white photo?” http://nyti.ms/2FWNOtz
22 hours ago
This year's Parks on Tap is going to bigger and better than ever before!
22 hours ago
Welcome to the United Philly Family, Kensington Soccer Club!!!
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Celebrate the Start of Playground Season Next Saturday! #PlayAPalooza -
24 hours ago
Philippe Horvath, 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
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Got questions about #letsconnectphilly? Leave them in the comments below or attend one of our info sessions: Friday, March 23, 2018, at 3pm Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 3pm Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 1pm
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The next event in The Franklin Institute’s Night Skies in the Observatory astronomy series is coming up on April 10, 2018. http://bit.ly/2opkncg
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INSTALL NEW 200AMP MAIN ELECTRICAL SERVICE AND WIRING OF BUILDING WITH RECEPTS,SWITCHES,LIGHTS,FIXTURES,SMOKES,CO DETECTORS,PHONE,CABLE AND DOORBELL AS PER 2008 NEC (CC DISTRICT)
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INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO INCLUDE INTERIOR DEMO & FRAMING OF NON LOAD BEARING PARTITION WALLS, INSTALL 1/2 GYPSUM, AND REPLACE INTERIOR DOORS & TRIM WORK. APPLICANT AGREES TO LIMIT THE CONSTRUCTION TO COMPLY WITH EZ PERMIT STANDARD FOR INTERIOR ALTERATIONS, DATED JANUARY 2011. DEVIATION FROM THE STANDARD WILL RESULT IN REVOCATION OF THIS PERMIT AND IMPOSITION OF FURTHER PENALTIES. NO EXTERIOR WORK ON THIS PERMIT APPROVED BY PHC. (SFD)
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REPLACE CURB TRAP, MAIN DRAIN & FRESH AIR INLET - PA1# 2018-0740289 - "SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"
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INSTALL NEW 4 PIECE BATH ON 3RD FLOOR. SHOWER, WATER CLOSET, & 2 LAVATORIES