Posts by Laura S. (18)

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From the mid-1930s to the early 1940s, artists working for the Federal Art Project’s Poster Division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA, later renamed Work Projects Administration)… continue reading Spotlight on Special Collections: WPA Posters in the Print and Picture Collection

By written by Laura S.    December 2, 2019   

It's no secret... the Free Library is thrilled to partner with Philadelphia's beloved film screening series, The Secret Cinema , now in its 27th year. In celebration of our current… continue reading The Secret Cinema Presents: Philadelphia: The Changing City

By written by Laura S.    March 19, 2019   

The Print and Picture Collection recently added a group of photos to the Historical Images of Philadelphia Digital Collection  featuring intrepid reporter Vivian Shirley climbing three… continue reading Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Reporter Vivian Shirley Climbs Philadelphia Landmarks!

By written by Laura S.    May 31, 2018    2

In the autumn of 2016, we were tasked with a fascinating challenge: create a bold and welcoming exhibition that would discuss the history of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. On the surface, this… continue reading Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

By written by Laura S.    September 8, 2017   

The Print and Picture Collection (PIX) in Parkway Central Library is home to diverse collections of fine art prints, photographs, drawings, and artists’ books, as well as extensive research… continue reading Grandfather's Papers: The Jacques Wissler Collection

By written by Laura S.    April 13, 2017    2

The Print and Picture Collection is happy to announce the addition of over 100 photographic images by William Rapp to our  Historical Images of Philadelphia  digital… continue reading William Rapp Collection of Historical Images of Philadelphia

By written by Laura S.    August 29, 2016   

Cat lovers and bird lovers unite! While cats and birds have a contentious relationship in nature, images of them have been living harmoniously side-by-side in the Free Library of… continue reading Fur and Feathers: A New Exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway

By written by Laura S.    May 16, 2016    2

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibtion in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition, Joel Katz and Jackie Neale , features… continue reading Joel Katz and Jackie Neale Exhibition and Opening Reception

By written by Laura S.    March 14, 2016   

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition,  Gerard Brown and Amanda D'Amico , features… continue reading Gerard Brown and Amanda D'Amico Exhibition and Opening Reception

By written by Laura S.    January 12, 2016   

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of The Print Center , and organizations citywide, including the Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection , are joining in the celebration. The… continue reading The Artists of The Print Center

By written by Laura S.    November 10, 2015   

Calling all creatives and burgeoning photographers! On Friday, October 9, 2015, the 6th Annual Philly Photo Day will celebrate photography as an art form, with the Greater Philadelphia region as… continue reading Celebrate Philly Photo Day 2015 with a Hands-on Photography Workshop for Adults over 50

By written by Laura S.    September 29, 2015    1

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition,  Robin Brewer and Sinéad Cahill , features… continue reading Robin Brewer and Sinéad Cahill Exhibition and Opening Reception

By written by Laura S.    September 15, 2015   

The Print & Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Print and Picture Hallway Gallery. Kollner's View: Philadelphia and Beyond… continue reading Kollner's View: Philadelphia and Beyond in the 19th Century

By written by Laura S.    July 30, 2015   

The Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia has mounted a new exhibition to coincide with Framing Fraktur: Celebrating Traditional Pennsylvania German Folk Art and Its… continue reading Text in Prints -- New Exhibit in the Print & Picture Hallway Gallery

By written by Laura S.    April 28, 2015   

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce  PIX Open Call , our 2015 call for entries for juried two-person exhibitions. Area artists are invited to enter this open call,… continue reading Now accepting entries for PIX Open Call

By written by Laura S.    April 22, 2015   

The Print & Picture Collection is pleased to announce two artist talks in conjunction with the current exhibition in the Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. Join us Wednesday April… continue reading Krupp + Nelson : Two Artist Talks at the Print and Picture Collection

By written by Laura S.    March 24, 2015   

Join us Saturday March 7th for the opening reception of Krupp + Nelson, the current exhibition in the Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery.  Meet the artists and… continue reading Krupp + Nelson Exhibition and Opening Reception

By written by Laura S.    March 4, 2015