Posts in “print-and-picture-collection” (22)

William Penn was a dreamer. Like many attracted to the New World, he was a member of a persecuted religious minority—the Quakers. But unlike the Puritans and Catholics who founded religious… continue reading

By Sally F.   March 16, 2018   

Now on view at the Rosenbach,  Of Two Minds: Creative Couples in Art & History   showcases the creations of romantic couples who inspired, instructed, or even assisted one another in… continue reading

By Sara D.   March 8, 2018   

Do you send out greeting cards around the holiday season? Families have been writing "Christmas Letters" for hundreds of years, but the commercially produced Christmas card is a little… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   December 8, 2017   

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

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

By Laura S.   April 13, 2017   

Katherine Milhous (1894-1977) wore many hats in her time: a supervisor for the Federal Art Project ; an artist for the Pennsylvania Art Project (a subsidiary of the Federal Art Project, which… continue reading

By Chris B.   April 7, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has digitized over 41,000 items from our extensive collections and is constantly adding more every day. Current collections include Charles Dickens , the Fine Arts… continue reading

By Victoria G.   March 6, 2017    1

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Laura S.   September 29, 2015    1

Philadelphia in the early 19th century was known as the “Athens of America.” Prominent city residents had established scholarly societies, libraries, schools, theatres, and museums;… continue reading

By Karen L.   September 16, 2015   

Swap: Four Years of Exchange at Second State Press, a new exhibition in the 2nd floor West Gallery. September 14 – November 20, 2015. Second State Press is a nonprofit communal printmaking… continue reading

By Karen L.   September 15, 2015   

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

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

By Laura S.   July 30, 2015   

Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 and grew up poor in Scotland. When he was 12 years old his father moved the family to Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where young Andy got a… continue reading

By Kim B.   June 11, 2015    1

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

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

By Laura S.   April 22, 2015