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July 2019

DAG: A Museum for Everyone: Building Transformation at the Penn Museum

Thursday, July 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Center for Architecture & Design, 1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
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Williams Director Julian Siggers discusses the Penn Museum’s ambitious Building Transformation campaign, which will reimagine more than 44,000 square feet of galleries and public spaces in the historic building, letting in the light and showcasing its important collections in new ways. How do you move a sphinx and then a pharaoh’s palace? How can exhibitions thoughtfully engage with other cultures? How can new galleries spark the thrill of discovery in visitors of all ages? Dr. Siggers will address these questions…

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Public Lecture with Sonya Clark and performance by jazz trio The Onus at AAMP

Friday, July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
African American Museum, 701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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FREE; RSVP encouraged Join us for a lecture by social practice and textile artist Sonya Clark, in which she will discuss the content and themes related to a duo of exhibitions currently on view in Philadelphia: Self-Evident at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Following the lecture, there will be a live performance by jazz trio The Onus. Throughout her career, Sonya Clark has explored narratives inspired by material objects…

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Summer Rush Opening Reception

Saturday, July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
James Oliver Gallery, 723 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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July 13 - August 31, 2019 SUMMER RUSH, an all female group exhibition at James Oliver Gallery & HOT•BED, features a variety of local, national, and international female contemporary artists. This exhibition will be curated by and take place at James Oliver Gallery as well as their sister gallery HOT•BED, where custom horticulture by Bryan Hoffman will accentuate the organic feel and intense color pallets of this show. The incredible line-up includes a diverse array of works by artists: Michele Kishita, M.K.…

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My Philly Summer Party 2019

Tuesday, July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cherry Street Pier, 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Join us for the My Philly Summer party on July 16, 2019 at Cherry Street Pier! My Philly Summer is an annual party that gives interns throughout the region the opportunity to connect. Enjoy views of the Delaware River from Philly's newest public space, Cherry Street Pier. Connect with colleagues from your organization, mix and mingle with new faces from other industries, and network with our sponsors and featured guests. Free food, fun activations, and prizes from partners throughout the…

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Horticulture Quizzo with Mike McGrath

Tuesday, July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PHS Popup Garden 15th St, 1438 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Free. Advance registration is not required. Join us for a fun few rounds of horticulture themed Quizzo hosted by 'You Bet Your Garden’s' Mike McGrath. Drink specials for participants, prizes for the top teams. For a complete listing of PHS Pop Up Garden events and activities, visit phsonline.org/popups.

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Wednesday, July 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
City Hall Courtyard, 100 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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  Make Art Philly is a free summer art-making event at the City Hall Courtyard geared towards children 5-12 years of age. Come participate in fun, family-friendly arts activities with one or all of 11 cultural organizations on July 17! Rain date July 24.

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Artist’s Reception Wallflowers

Wednesday, July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Philadelphia Horticulture McLean LIbrary, 100 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Meet artist Kathleen Kelly at a wine and cheese reception and learn about her colorful and whimsical oil renderings in her “Wallflower” series on view in the PHS McLean Library. Ms. Kelly will be reading one of her short stories 6:45-7:00. Kathleen Kelly was born, according to her brothers, in an army helmet at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation in Pennsylvania.  She spent a happy but rather uneventful childhood with them in upstate New York where she was happiest in the…

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Artist’s Reception Wallflowers

Wednesday, July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Philadelphia Horticulture McLean LIbrary, 100 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Free Advanced registration is not required Meet artist Kathleen Kelly at a wine and cheese reception and learn about her colorful and whimsical oil renderings in her “Wallflower” series on view in the PHS McLean Library. Ms. Kelly will be reading one of her short stories 6:45-7:00.

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Leeway Grant Applicant Support Session at William Way LGBT Center

Thursday, July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William Way Gay Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Click  to RSVP This applicant support session is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Leeway representative and get direct feedback on your application before the August 1 deadline. Drop-in sessions are held from 2:00pm and 7:00pm. No appointment necessary. This venue is wheelchair accessible.  ASL interpretation and childcare (for children 6 and under) available by request if you RSVP by July 8.

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Art, Science, Invention: Conservation and the Peale-Sellers Family

Thursday, July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Join us for the launch of the new book from the APS Press, Art, Science, Invention: Conservation and the Peale-Sellers Family. As the owner of the nation’s first successful natural history museum, Charles Willson Peale served as both curator and conservator, concerned with selecting specimens for exhibition and preserving them for future museum visitors. He was also his own archivist, saving letters, diaries, and museum records that passed through his family for generations before becoming enshrined in the American Philosophical Library.…

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