In this issue:
Lecture: Paul Hardin Kapp with Todd Sanders,
The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the
Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi.
E-Books Help Session
Athenaeum Genealogy Group
Lecture: Nancy Moses, Stolen,
Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures.
The Athenaeum presents a collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Boston-based artists Mary McCarthy and Shirley Veenema, longtime colleagues. Their collaboration began in 2009 while at a retreat for artists in New Mexico during which they visited sites and shared ideas. Returning to Boston, they decided to combine research and interests. Their first project drew on individual interests while in New Mexico: one was intrigued by the design of doors, the other drawn to stories of the saints. The resulting book, Doors to the Saints-2010, tells the stories of 12 female saints, one for each month of the year. They continued to focus on women in several subsequent pieces, while at the same time challenging new areas of content and technique. Dos-ŗ-dos style book constructions, the integration of digital print processes with handwork, miniature books, and a series inspired by Emily Dickinson followed.
Exhibition Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2015
and Meet the Artists: June
24, 5 to 7pm. Free.
RSVP to 215-925-2688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Star Museums
The Athenaeum is proud to participate once again in the Blue Star Museum program. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nationís active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.
For the complete list of participating museums click here.
An online version of our Bicentennial exhibition Looking Forward: Re-Imagining The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is now available. The online exhibition presents all of the entries in the competition to design a hypothetical Athenaeum for the year 2050.Click here to visit the online exhibit
Grotesque Revisited. The First Place Professional design by
Stanev Potts, Architects.
Have you noticed the change in Becca Daniels? Her shaved head demonstrates her commitment to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises funding for childhood cancer research. Because children with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, the St. Baldrick's Foundation has found this unique way to draw attention and donations by having volunteers shave their heads. On May 9th in the Poconos Becca participated in one of these programs, but in April she also organized a Benefit Art Show in Philadelphia with the proceeds to go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The Poconos program alone raised more than $15,000 this year.
PAGP Architectural Walking Tour: Architectural Ceramics in Philadelphia
Join Vance A. Koehler to discover the rich use of architectural ceramics throughout Center City. The tour will begin at City Hall and meander through Center City ending at Rittenhouse Square
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 10:00am - 2:30pm
PAGP Cornerstone Member-$175.00
PAGP Regular Member-$200.00
First three Saturdays of the month: 11:00am-3:00pm (excludingthe summer months).
This June, the Athenaeum will be open the first two Saturdays. Saturday openings will then resume in September.
219 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Group tours and research visits are by appointment only.
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