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November 26, 2010 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
The Library Company is giving Laurel Hill Cemetery its due in a new exhibit, "Building a City of the Dead: The Creation and Expansion of Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery. " But the exhibit isn't about Laurel Hill's 70,000 (deceased) inhabitants. Instead, it will focus on the historic cemetery's architecture and history. Laurel Hill was a "rural" cemetery, Philadelphia's first. Tied to the city economically (where do you think those 70,000 people came from?), it was located far away from the hustle and bustle of city life along the banks of the Schuylkill River near what's now the East Falls section.
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March 21, 2013 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
The tumultuous events of 1968 - the year of assassinations, massacres in a deadly war, chaotic street protests, and college shutdowns across the United States; the year of Janis Joplin and 2001: A Space Odyssey , Aretha Franklin and Apollo 7 and 8 - will flood the National Constitution Center with music, video, helicopters, bean bag chairs, and Boomer memories in an exhibition running from June 14 to Sept. 2. The show, called The 1968 Exhibit , "illuminates a pivotal year in our history and shines a light" down to the present, Vince Stango, interim head of the center, told a news conference Tuesday.
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October 4, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / AKIRA SUWA
Joseph Barbera, half of the famous animation team Hanna-Barbera, holds the Liberty Bell Award he received from the City of Philadelphia. Barbera is in town to talk up a new exhibit at the Animation Art Resources Gallery. Barbera is best known for creating such characters as the Flintstones and Yogi Bear.
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April 26, 2008 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
The Franklin Institute has landed a major corporate gift to help build its proposed "big brain" addition. Biopharmaceutical firm Cephalon Inc., based in Frazer, Pa., has pledged $4 million to the science museum to develop a new exhibit about neuroscience and the brain that will be housed in a structure to be built south of Franklin Hall. The gift is the largest single corporate donation in the museum's history, officials say, and brings to $27 million the total raised for the Franklin's $60 million capital campaign.
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September 7, 2012
ON FRIDAY the Philadelphia Museum of Art debuts its new exhibit "Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop," featuring more than 50 prints made for the world-renowned printmaking center and donated to the museum in 2009. This year marks the Brandywine Workshop's 40th anniversary, which is why the museum is exhibiting the prints now. The installation highlights work by artists from cultures including African-American, Asian and Native American. Local Philly artists James Brantley, Moe Baker and Barbara Chase also contributed.
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March 10, 1993 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Christmastime monorail that, for nearly four decades, children rode in the John Wanamaker eighth-floor toy department has found a new home. The 2,550-pound, three-car monorail, decommissioned and nearly scrapped a few years ago when the Wanamaker building was remodeled, will be installed in the Please Touch Museum, the museum for children 7 and younger. The monorail, an expanded TV studio and a new exhibit called "Growing Up" are part of the museum's $3.8 million expansion north into the building next door, which Please Touch bought three years ago and is now renovating.
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March 12, 1999 | By Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
HOORAY FOR HOBBIES The Fort Washington Expo Center, off Exit 26 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, hosts the East Coast Hobby Show - the largest full-line hobby exposition on the Eastern Seaboard - SATURDAY through SUNDAY. More than 350 exhibitor booths, a variety of contests, workshops and seminars round out the event. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8 (children 3-12, $3). Info: 800-252-4757. RITUAL DECORATION The cultural traditions behind an incredible art form come to light when the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 18 S. 7th St., presents a "Mehendi Workshop," at 1 p.m. SATURDAY.
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December 17, 2013
WITH BEING a real-life Cosby kid come the inevitable questions: What's Bill Cosby up to? What does he think about Temple University's controversial decision to cut its track-and-field program? Did you catch his recent appearance with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show"? Does Bill still eat Jell-O pudding? No, I didn't ask his daughter that. It wouldn't have mattered if I did, though, because Erinn Cosby, 46, wouldn't have gone there with me anyway. When we chatted last week by phone, she politely declined to answer questions about her uber-famous dad. Erinn, the second oldest of Cosby's four daughters, preferred to steer away from the personal and instead focus on her photography exhibit at Art Sanctuary, called "The Extension of Beauty," which runs through Jan. 31. It's a spin-off of a popular exhibit of Erinn Cosby's work that Art Sanctuary staged in May as part of the 29th annual Celebration of Black Writing.
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April 5, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
How better to capture the spirit and variety of South Jersey artists than through the lenses of regional photographers? A one-of-a-kind exhibit, "Clique: South Jersey Artists by South Jersey Photographers," will be on display at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood through May 5. A free reception open to the public will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. A second exhibit of "Clique" will be held from Sept. 16 through Oct. 18 at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville.
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March 20, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
In June 1909, Alice Paul sent a letter to her mother from London. "Dear Mamma. . . I have joined the 'suffragettes' - the militant party of the women's suffrage question," it began. About six months later, a New York Times report said that Paul's screams were heard "resounding through the prison" in London when painful force-feedings were implemented to stop a hunger strike by the suffragettes. Paul mailed another message to her childhood home in Mount Laurel and addressed it to her mother, Tacie: "I am sorry thee was so worried..
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September 10, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here they lie, 43 creatures and plants that are no more. Assembled in cases at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - in a library normally closed to the public - are birds stuffed with cotton, jars holding a snake and a bat, insects pinned to display boards. Most natural history museum specimens are, of course, dead. But the demise of the ones in this new exhibit - "Mortal Remains: Animals That Have Perished from the Face of the Earth in Recent Times" - held greater implications.
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March 6, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
CHRISTMAS is coming a little early this year for local history buffs and nautical fanatics. Starting Friday, the SS United States is going to be the focus of an engaging six-month exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum. Best-selling British author and illustrator David Macaulay also will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia's central branch, at 19th and Vine streets, tomorrow to discuss the ship, which will be featured heavily in a book by Macaulay that's expected to be released later this year.
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December 17, 2013
WITH BEING a real-life Cosby kid come the inevitable questions: What's Bill Cosby up to? What does he think about Temple University's controversial decision to cut its track-and-field program? Did you catch his recent appearance with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show"? Does Bill still eat Jell-O pudding? No, I didn't ask his daughter that. It wouldn't have mattered if I did, though, because Erinn Cosby, 46, wouldn't have gone there with me anyway. When we chatted last week by phone, she politely declined to answer questions about her uber-famous dad. Erinn, the second oldest of Cosby's four daughters, preferred to steer away from the personal and instead focus on her photography exhibit at Art Sanctuary, called "The Extension of Beauty," which runs through Jan. 31. It's a spin-off of a popular exhibit of Erinn Cosby's work that Art Sanctuary staged in May as part of the 29th annual Celebration of Black Writing.
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September 25, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
This Thursday, the African American Museum opens a new exhibit titled "The Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle. " It tells the story of the Tiberino family and its links with the city, its African American community, and the city's artistic life. It's a long affair, still going, sometimes prickly, sometimes combative, ever explosively creative. On display is a half century of challenging social commentary from Powelton Village's first family of the mural, sometimes called the "West Philly Wyeths.
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August 16, 2013 | BY BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
WHEN Ryan Berley was a kid growing up in Media, he didn't dream about becoming an astronaut or a basketball player. He wanted to have his own museum. "Our parents took us to countless museums," he recalled. "I wanted to build one myself. " Berley, 37, has achieved his goal, sort of. Along with his brother Eric, 33, Ryan is co-curating "Oh, Sugar!" an exhibition that opens tomorrow at the Independence Seaport Museum. The brothers are uniquely qualified to weigh in on the topic: They are the retro-obsessed owners of the Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery, in Old City.
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June 10, 2013 | Associated Press
HYANNIS, Mass. - A new museum exhibit tells the story of President John F. Kennedy's last visits to Cape Cod in the months before his assassination. Officials at John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum say the exhibit includes videos, photos, and news clips that look back on the final days of the president's administration through a Cape Cod lens. Museum development director John Allen says visitors will see images including JFK swimming with his children and the president kissing his father's head on the family's porch.
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March 21, 2013 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
The tumultuous events of 1968 - the year of assassinations, massacres in a deadly war, chaotic street protests, and college shutdowns across the United States; the year of Janis Joplin and 2001: A Space Odyssey , Aretha Franklin and Apollo 7 and 8 - will flood the National Constitution Center with music, video, helicopters, bean bag chairs, and Boomer memories in an exhibition running from June 14 to Sept. 2. The show, called The 1968 Exhibit , "illuminates a pivotal year in our history and shines a light" down to the present, Vince Stango, interim head of the center, told a news conference Tuesday.
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January 18, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Come out of your shell this weekend and learn how turtles have been able to adapt and survive since prehistoric times at Adventure Aquarium's newest exhibit "Turtles: Journey of Survival. " On display through March 24, the exhibit features more than 20 species of land and sea turtles from around the globe. Each day activities will educate about their biology, evolution, and living habitats. At "The Journey of Five Turtles," a daily interactive show in the Ocean Realm Dive Theater, visitors can learn about vulnerable species and meet Loggerhead Bob; Ozzy, a 3-month-old hatchling; and green sea turtles Old Green and Stitches.
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