53 min ago

Love, literature, and libraries: is there any...

Love, literature, and libraries: is there anything more romantic? We're warming up to the theme with a month of affectionate offerings, from love letters to literary couples.

    Romance at the Rosenbach
    Love is in the library: over the holidays, two visitors got engaged while on a tour of the historic house. Admittedly, some of us were in on the plan. One of our artistic staff members created a library display case with a copy of the bride-to-be's favorite book, Jane Eyre, opened to the page with the famous line "Reader, I married him."
    https://rosenbach.org

1 hour ago

The Wilma Theater added 6 new photos.

"'Cause we say it's alright!" #WilmaPassingStrange photos are here! Take a peek at this musical that may "look like sodom, from top to bottom, a shopping mall of vice, but its alright with me." Experience this musical --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,791 likes · 343 talking about this · 11,360 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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2 hours ago

BREAKING: Philadelphia advances to the top 20...

BREAKING: Philadelphia advances to the top 20 list of Amazon HQ2 cities.

    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
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3 hours ago

Next week, celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Ro...

Next week, celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with an evening of raucous readings, plentiful tipples, traditional Scottish treats, and music. https://rosenbach.org/events/burns-night-at-the-rosenbach/

    Burns Night at the Rosenbach
    Celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with an evening of raucous readings, plentiful tipples, traditional Scottish treats, and music. In the event of inclement weather, the Rosenbach will announce any closures on rosenbach.org. Please call 215-732-1600 x0 if you have questions about program status.
    https://rosenbach.org

3 hours ago

Throwback Thursday video--don't forget that K...

Throwback Thursday video--don't forget that Kindergarten registration is now open!! Stop by the school to enroll your child.

    Chester Arthur Kindergarten Confessions 2014
    The 2013-2014 kindergarten class at Chester Arthur Elementary has a lot to say about how much they love their school in Southwest Center City, Philadelphia. Find out more at our open houses every month. Take a tour of the school (20th and Catharine Streets), meet the staff and ask questions of the principal, Ms. Kimberly Newman.
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4 hours ago

Uwishunu tops this week's to-do list with Res...

Uwishunu tops this week's to-do list with Restaurant Week and skating at Dilworth Park, and we couldn't agree more! #CCDRW

    18+ Fantastic Things to Do in Philly This Week
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

5 hours ago

William Kentridge, Plate from Receiver, 2006,...

William Kentridge, Plate from Receiver, 2006, Photogravure, etching, drypoint and letterpress on abacá paper, Courtesy of Sue Gosin On view, two exhibitions: Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications through April 21, 2018. Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné was co-curated by John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator, The Print Center and Cynthia Nourse Thompson, Director of the MFA Book Arts and Studio Art MFA Programs, The University of The Arts. It brings together prints and artist books created collaboratively at Dieu Donné, known for its creation of contemporary art using the process of hand-papermaking. The exhibition features work by Polly Apfelbaum, Chuck Close, Lesley Dill, Ann Hamilton, Eliza Kentridge, William Kentridge, Abby Leigh, Michele Oka Doner, Arlene Shechet, Kate Shepherd, Do Ho Suh, Mark Strand and Ursula von Rydingsvard. By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications is The Print Center's second exhibition dedicated to new photo publications and the artworks that inspired them. The exhibition includes books and artworks by Saleem Ahmed, Tim Carpenter, Julianna Foster, Nicholas Muellner and Public Collectors. http://printcenter.org/100/

    The Print Center
    William Kentridge, Plate from Receiver, 2006, Photogravure, etching, drypoint and letterpress on abacá paper, Courtesy of Sue Gosin On view, two exhibitions: Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and...
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5 hours ago

Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter On vie...

Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter On view through March 28, 2018 International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is pleased to announce Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter, selected by Miguel A. Aragón, Natasha Becker, Pepe Coronado, Bernard Lumpkin, Jennifer Melby, and Mark Waskow, from a record 1,313 applicants. Artists submitted work from all 50 states as well as Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Congratulations to The Print Center's Gallery Store artists Marianne Dages and Qiaoyi Shi and former exhibiting artist Derrick Adams and to all the artists whose work is on exhibit! When you are in New York check out this exhibition! https://www.ipcny.org/edgingforward/

    The Print Center
    Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter On view through March 28, 2018 International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is pleased to announce Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter, selected by Miguel...
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12 hours ago

16 hours ago

Morris Animal Refuge added 4 new photos — at ...

Some of the awesome adoptable dogs waiting for you at the Refuge this January! Continually updated. Want to give one of the these great dogs a home? Get in touch, stop by, or apply online!

    Morris Animal Refuge
    Some of the awesome adoptable dogs waiting for you at the Refuge this January! Continually updated. Want to give one of the these great dogs a home? Get in touch, stop by, or apply online!
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17 hours ago

Jennifer Summerfield performing her one-woman...

Jennifer Summerfield performing her one-woman show "Mary Shelley" at The Rosenbach.

    Matt Black
    Jennifer Summerfield performing her one-woman show "Mary Shelley" at The Rosenbach.
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20 hours ago

Job Alert: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is...

Job Alert: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is looking for a Public Relations Associate. For full details and information, see below. http://www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/PDF/Jobs/PublicRelationsAssociate.pdf

    http://www.phila.gov

20 hours ago

Brush up on your hair art knowledge with Atla...

Brush up on your hair art knowledge with Atlas Obscura for the "Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work" exhibition opening tomorrow night! Purchase tickets to the opening here: ow.ly/5H7L30hKh4K!

    The Intricate Craft of Using Human Hair for Jewelry, Art, and Decoration
    In 1867, a man named Mark Campbell published a 276-page book called Self-Instruction in the Art of Hair Work, Dressing Hair, Making Curls, Switches, Braids and Hair Jewelry of Every Description . That long title is just the tip of the iceberg: After pages and pages of instructions and illustrations, he writes, "there is much more to be said on this subject ..."
    https://www.atlasobscura.com

21 hours ago

Brush up on your hair art knowledge for the "...

Brush up on your hair art knowledge for the "Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work" exhibition opening tomorrow night with Atlas Obscura! Purchase tickets to the opening here: ow.ly/5H7L30hKh4K!

    The Intricate Craft of Using Human Hair for Jewelry, Art, and Decoration
    In 1867, a man named Mark Campbell published a 276-page book called Self-Instruction in the Art of Hair Work, Dressing Hair, Making Curls, Switches, Braids and Hair Jewelry of Every Description . That long title is just the tip of the iceberg: After pages and pages of instructions and illustrations, he writes, "there is much more to be said on this subject ..."
    https://www.atlasobscura.com

21 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Becoming U.S. - Living in a City of Immigrants
    Ask anyone living in Philadelphia where they live and you're apt to get a unique response. Places like Fishtown, Strawberry Mansion, and Bella Vista are just a few of dozens of small neighborhoods that make up the larger city.
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23 hours ago

We can't wait for our one-night-only screenin...

We can't wait for our one-night-only screening of NOSFERATU next Wednesday! Read more about the cinematic masterpiece and its collection to the Rosenbach collection: https://rosenbach.org/blog/the-destruction-of-nosferatu/

    The Destruction of Nosferatu
    On January 31, 2018, the Rosenbach will host a screening of the classic horror film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror , with Frederick R. Haas accompanying the movie on the organ at Macy's.
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25 hours ago

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PAS...

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PASSING STRANGE! Let's get ready to play all night. #WilmaPassingStrange #phillytheatre #philly

    Animated GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
    Discover & share this Animated GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.
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25 hours ago

The CultureWorks team is SO fortunate to have...

The CultureWorks team is SO fortunate to have this rad woman serve as our fearless leader. Our Chief Commons Director, Liz Sytsma is off to give birth to a tiny human. Help us in sending her all the well wishes during maternity leave. #SheRocks #WeAlreadyMissHer

    CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
    The CultureWorks team is SO fortunate to have this rad woman serve as our fearless leader. Our Chief Commons Director, Liz Sytsma is off to give birth to a tiny human. Help us in sending her all the...
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26 hours ago

What better way to get through winter than pl...

What better way to get through winter than planning for summer fun? Nominate your favorite movies for the 2018 Schuylkill Banks outdoor movie series and you'll be entered to win a Schuylkill Banks t-shirt! Send your nominations to info@schuylkillbanks.org by March 15!

    Schuylkill Banks
    What better way to get through winter than planning for summer fun? Nominate your favorite movies for the 2018 Schuylkill Banks outdoor movie series and you'll be entered to win a Schuylkill Banks...
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27 hours ago

It's a full market this Saturday, 10am-2pm, o...

It's a full market this Saturday, 10am-2pm, over 20 farmers and food artisans set up on Walnut Street with fresh, local food for this Championship weekend. Fired up for this market? We are too. Let's go, Birds, and shop for local food at Rittenhouse this Saturday.

    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market
    It's a full market this Saturday, 10am-2pm, over 20 farmers and food artisans set up on Walnut Street with fresh, local food for this Championship weekend. Fired up for this market? We are too. Let's...
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27 hours ago

Come to our Happy Hour tomorrow night - we pr...

Come to our Happy Hour tomorrow night - we promise we won't complain about trash delays. (ICYMI, collection 1 day behind this week due to MLK holiday)

    News of Bella Vista Jan. 17
    The Bella Vista Neighbors Association is the Registered Community Organization that serves residents of Bella Vista, which is bounded by 6th and 11th Streets, South Street and Washington Avenue. BVNA improves Bella Vista's quality of life, facilitates and augments the delivery of government services, strengthens community bonds, encourages civic involvement, provides a public and neutral discussion forum, and promotes dialogue with elected officials.
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27 hours ago

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster ...

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to “stick to your job,” which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war effort. This poster was produced by the United States Department of Labor and, like many other propaganda posters, was distributed to American factories in order to encourage workers to maximize efficiency for the war effort. Want to learn more about our holdings related to World War I and more? Check out our Guide to World War One holdings: https://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/finding-aids/wwi-guide. Feel free to consult 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. Also feel free to check out other National Archives resources related to World War I here: https://www.archives.gov/topics/wwi#event-/timeline/item/archduke-assassination. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Citation: Memorandum Regarding War Posters, with Attachments; File 2130-0; Box 16; Central Subject Files of the Naval Powder Factory; 5th Naval District; RG 181 - Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia; (NAID: 66540631) (HMS ID: PH-6192).

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to "stick to your job," which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war...
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28 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

January 17, 1706

    Parkway Museums District
    On this day in 1706, our favorite founding father, Benjamin Franklin, was born! To honor Philadelphia's most celebrated adopted son, the City officially changed the name of the Fairmount Parkway to...
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28 hours ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating—and significant—missteps: - from opium’s heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; - from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and - from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria. These are today’s sins of science—as deplorable as mistaken ideas from the past such as advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness. These unwitting errors add up to seven lessons both cautionary and profound, narrated by renowned author and speaker Paul A. Offit. Offit uses these lessons to investigate how we can separate good science from bad, using some of today’s most controversial creations—e-cigarettes, GMOs, drug treatments for ADHD—as case studies.

    Pandora's Lab Book Talk with Author Dr. Paul Offit
    Pandora's Lab Book Talk with Author Dr. Paul Offit
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29 hours ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

Guess who's coming back to the cafe?

    Live in the Cafe: Stew and ILL DOOTS
    Tony Award-winning creator of PASSING STRANGE Stew returns for another evening at the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Playing a selection of songs from his...
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30 hours ago

CALL FOR ENTRY | Aperture Foundation annual P...

CALL FOR ENTRY | Aperture Foundation annual Portfolio Prize | Jury is comprised of Aperture’s experienced editors and curatorial staff| Deadline: January 31, 2018| #CallForEntry http://bit.ly/2FxVenw

    The Print Center
    CALL FOR ENTRY | Aperture Foundation annual Portfolio Prize | Jury is comprised of Aperture's experienced editors and curatorial staff| Deadline: January 31, 2018| #CallForEntry http://bit.ly/2FxVenw
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30 hours ago

IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF A...

IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ALL FRAMED WORK (IN-STORE ONLY) This month take 10% off an incredible selection of framed prints and photographs ready to hang! From pacific intaglio works by Young-Sook Jang to eye-popping Op Art by Richard Anuszkiewicz, there is sure to be something you love. Come in to see our full selection. For more information, contact The Gallery Store at gallerystore@printcenter.org, 215.735.6090 x2. Image: Richard Anuszkiewicz, Rosafied (left) and Veridified (right), both 1971, Silkscreen, 39"x28 1/2" framed, Edition of 150. Regularly $1,500 each, in January each is available for $1,350.

    The Print Center
    IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ALL FRAMED WORK (IN-STORE ONLY) This month take 10% off an incredible selection of framed prints and photographs ready to hang! From pacific intaglio...
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36 hours ago

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