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Through this Lens: African American Photographers

Now through Fri, March 29, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

This exhibition of books and other materials from the collections of the Art Department offers a look at the camera work of African American artists from the earliest days of photography to today. In addition to photographers like Augustus Washington, Gordon Parks and Lorna Simpson, this…

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#5WomenArtists: Women in Children's Literature

Now through Sun, March 31, 2019 1:28 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

This March, the Free Library’s Special Collections Division is celebrating Women’s History Month by answering a challenge asked by the National Museum of Women in the Arts : “ Can you name five women artists? ” We can! Can you? Let us help you by presenting examples of…

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#5WomenArtists: Women in the Print and Picture Collection

Now through Sun, March 31, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library

This March, the Free Library’s Special Collections Division is celebrating Women’s History Month by answering a challenge asked by the  National Museum of Women in the Arts : “Can you name five women artists?” We can! Can you? Let us help you by presenting examples…

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#5WomenArtists: Women in Cartography

Now through Sun, March 31, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Map Collection at Parkway Central Library

This March, the Free Library’s Special Collections Division is celebrating Women’s History Month by answering a challenge asked by the  National Museum of Women in the Arts : “Can you name five women artists?” We can! Can you? Let us help you by presenting examples…

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Survivors and Casualties: Domestic Housing in Philadelphia During the 18th and 19th Centuries

Now through Sat, April 13, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Explore the long history of working-class housing in Philadelphia including the ubiquitous row home and the many residences that have disappeared in the name of progress. On display in the Art Department Hallway Gallery until mid-April, 2019

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Philadelphia: The Changing City

Now through Sat, April 13, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

October 10, 2018 – April 13, 2019 From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub for education, medicine, and entrepreneurship has…

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Whitman Illustrated

Now through Fri, May 31, 2019 11:34 A.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

A selection of Walt Whitman illustrated editions and other works by artists inspired by the American poet, from the callections of the Art & Literature Departments on the occasion of his 200 year anniversary. In collaboration with the  Art Department . Pictured: Woodblock print by…

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Whitman Illustrated

Now through Fri, May 31, 2019 3:40 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

A selection of Walt Whitman illustrated editions and other works by artists inspired by the American poet, from the callections of the Art & Literature Departments on the occasion of his 200 year anniversary. In collaboration with the Literature Department Pictured: Woodblock print by…

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At These Crossroads: The Legacies of Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois

Now through Sat, August 3, 2019 6:51 P.M.
First Floor Gallery West at Parkway Central Library

Like others of their generations, and ours, Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. Du Bois found themselves at the crossroads of belonging and not, of loving their nation and feeling rejected by it, of being both black and American. This special exhibition, on display in the West Gallery, invites you…

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