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For an artist renowned for his use of color, my first exposure to Ashley Bryan (1923-2022) was the pen and ink drawings in The Dancing Granny . In the 1977 edition published by Atheneum, Mr.… continue reading The Vibrancy and Colors of a Great American Artist: Praising Ashley Bryan

By written by Jeff B.    March 22, 2022   

Do you enjoy creating things with your hands, be it simple origami shapes, drawing, painting, baking,  or even learning and creating code? There are few better ways to explore your creativity… continue reading National Children's Craft Day

By written by Jeff B.    March 14, 2022   

History is found in the pages of a textbook—or so I thought! This February, celebrate Black History Month by learning more about the history of Black quilt makers! Do you know about the… continue reading The Quilts of Gee's Bend

By written by Inaara S.    February 16, 2022    1

What art projects can you think of that involve layers? What recipes have you tasted that include layers of ingredients? Leanna and Tonii share two ideas for layering, while creating art and… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Let's Layer: Art and Cooking!

By written by Shayna M.    December 10, 2021   

Written by Lewis Shaw, who conducted extensive research in the Art Department as part of a Friends Select School Senior Internship Project. The following is a continuation of a previous blog post… continue reading A Continued Discussion on the Topics of Surrealism and Gender

By written by Administrator    November 10, 2021   

Updated Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Sherry L. Howard is a Philadelphia-based art collector and researcher who primarily focuses on local African American art and artists. She writes about her… continue reading African American Art Collecting and Research with Philadelphia Author Sherry Howard

By written by Alina J.    November 3, 2021   

Written by Lewis Shaw, who conducted extensive research in the Art Department as part of a Friends Select School Senior Internship Project. During the extended fever dream which we all refer to as… continue reading Surrealism and Gender

By written by Administrator    October 6, 2021    1

September is National Sewing Month and a great opportunity to create something new this year for everyone on your D.I.Y gift-giving list. Both the Art and Literature and Science and Wellness… continue reading Create Something New During National Sewing Month

By written by Juanita V.    September 30, 2021   

September 24 is International Bollywood Day! So... what exactly is Bollywood? Depending on who you ask, each person defines it differently.  In the film My Name Is Khan , an Indian man… continue reading What Do You Know About Bollywood? | International Bollywood Day

By written by Inaara S.    September 28, 2021    2

Whether it is eating ice cream, swimming, or visiting your neighborhood library, there are so many great summer pastimes. One of the most exciting parts of summer is listening to all the… continue reading Best Summer Albums Through the Decades

By written by Inaara S.    September 2, 2021    1

Last year, the Free Library put out a contest call for artwork from high school students. Deyania Sanders’ art teacher encouraged her to submit her designs and she was selected to be our… continue reading An Update from Our Summer of Wonder Teen Artist Deyania Sanders

By written by Emily S.    August 10, 2021   

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has studied the impact of loneliness and social isolation on American seniors and the results are deeply disturbing. Extensive studies of the… continue reading Central Senior Services Joins Moore College of Art to Fight Social Isolation During Pandemic

By written by Richard L.    July 22, 2021   

When Frank Stephens, Jr., passed away in March at the age of 89, many mourned the loss of a friend and colleague. Others were hearing about Frank for the first time. And it was an opportunity for… continue reading Frank Stephens, Jr.: A Free Library Legacy

By written by Administrator    May 11, 2021    3

by Mariam Williams, Project Director, Chronicling Resistance One of my greatest joys in this project is witnessing how the Fellows draw connections among their respective areas of research and… continue reading Thinking in Community

By written by Administrator    February 11, 2021   

The Art Department is now hosting a virtual book and art-making club and we're excited to kick off our next topic! Art Book Club Online: Picturing Information starts Tuesday, February 2,… continue reading Art Book Club Online

By written by Alina J.    February 2, 2021    1

Hannah Cho is a University of Pennsylvania Work-Study student from Davis, CA. During the Fall semester, she studied, recorded, and edited the Story Search podcasts remotely from South Korea.… continue reading Story Search from Special Collections: An Interview by Hannah Cho

By written by Joe S.    January 6, 2021   

by Mariam Williams, Project Director for Chronicling Resistance "I've studied what I could of the Niess and their culture. There isn’t much left, and I have to sift the truth from… continue reading Chronicling Resistance: Meet the Fellows

By written by Administrator    December 1, 2020   

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