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The City of Arborly Love: Flora, Fauna, and Free Trees at Parkway Central Library!

Throughout Spring and Summer, every corner of the Free Library of Philadelphia will be taking inspiration from In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas - an exhibition taking place in our Rare Book Department's Dietrich…

Free Library of Comic Con Returns to Parkway Central Library on May 12, 2018!

For the fourth year in a row, the Free Library of Philadelphia will be hosting our very own Comic Con ! If you’re not sure what a “comic con” is, just imagine all of the amazing nerdy things you love balled up into one…

Celebrating History's Unsung Creative Couples

On February 7, we opened a new exhibition celebrating the art and achievements of romantic couples, from the powerful royalty of the 16th century to cinema stars of Old Hollywood to local artists creating together today.  Of Two…

Art of the Nature Printed Book

Nature printing is a term that encompasses several different printmaking processes for making direct reproductions of natural objects. The simplest and most direct of these is something most people will recognize: a plant, ideally one…

Take Your Broken Heart, Make It Into Art

We lost a lot of important things and people last year, and it looks like we’re on track for more losses and heartbreaks in the coming years. But, I guess we knew what we signed up for, eh? One of the more memorable statements to…

The Free Library Welcomes the Philadelphia Poet Laureate Program

We didn’t think we could love poetry any more than we already do here at the Free Library … but we were wrong. The City of Philadelphia Poet Laureate program —which has flourished in the five years since it was…

The Free Library Wants Your Art!

Do you know any local artists (and by that, we also mean writers, musicians, performers…) who are seeking a wider audience for their work and would like to get paid for it? The Free Library is trying out a new concept:…

Grandfather's Papers: The Jacques Wissler Collection

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 collections of Philadelphia images, both…

The Art of Katherine Milhous

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 itself was formed under the…

Free Library of Comic Con

At long last, the time has come... If you’ve been longing to get out of the house after a long snow and ice bound end to winter, Free Library of Comic Con ( FLoCC ) is a great chance to go out and get your geek on! This year's…

Abraham Lincoln: Fashion Trendsetter or Patent Pioneer?

So, what’s the story with Abraham Lincoln wearing a leather biker jacket? If you’ve ever entered or exited Parkway Central Library through the back door on Wood Street, you might have seen the picture in question. It gets…

Philadelphia-Based Artist Selected for Public Art Commission at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library, along with the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) ’s Percent for Art program , has announced a new site-specific public art commission to be carried out by Philadelphia-based public artist…

Fur and Feathers: A New Exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway

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 Philadelphia’s Print and Picture Collection . Fur…

Prince

Prince . One word. One being. Thousands of songs. Millions of fans . A purple pop polymath. That guitar SOUND! And now, he's left this mortal coil (as if he could ever be contained by it in the first place). Try as they might, words…

Public Art Commissions at Four Neighborhood Libraries

The Free Library of Philadelphia is delighted to announce four new site-specific public art commissions at neighborhood libraries across the city. The art will be placed at four of the libraries undergoing renovation and expansion…

Joel Katz and Jackie Neale Exhibition and Opening Reception

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 photographs and collage by Joel Katz and photographs…

David Bowie Has Left Us

It's been a few days, but it's still hard to process that David Bowie has left us . Newspapers, television news broadcasts, the internet as a whole—and more than likely—your social media feed have all been filled…

Gerard Brown and Amanda D'Amico Exhibition and Opening Reception

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 paintings and prints by Gerard…

Poe's Philadelphia: Views of the City, 1838-1844

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; built teaching hospitals; and designed and…

Swap: Four Years of Exchange at Second State Press

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 workshop whose mission is to foster the…

The Picture Book Masterclass: A Six-Month Intensive Workshop (Part III)

“The Picture Book Masterclass” is an intensive mentoring program for intermediate to advanced illustrators who wish to develop their manuscript into a submission-ready dummy in six months. This Workshop series is…

In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas

An Exhibition in the Rare Book Department's William B. Dietrich Gallery (3rd floor) April 9 - September 15, 2018 The ecology of the Western Hemisphere has been shaped by human intervention. Landscapes and wildlife have been helped,…

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

#slayinspirecreate

Come slay the art game! Inspire and be inspired by finding the artist within you by creating with us in #SlayInspireCreate.

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

#slayinspirecreate

Come slay the art game! Inspire and be inspired by finding the artist within you by creating with us in #SlayInspireCreate.

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

#slayinspirecreate

Come slay the art game! Inspire and be inspired by finding the artist within you by creating with us in #SlayInspireCreate.

The Picture Book Masterclass: A Six-Month Intensive Workshop (Part II)

“The Picture Book Masterclass” is an intensive mentoring program for intermediate to advanced illustrators who wish to develop their manuscript into a submission-ready dummy in six months. This Workshop series is…

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

#slayinspirecreate

Come slay the art game! Inspire and be inspired by finding the artist within you by creating with us in #SlayInspireCreate.

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

#slayinspirecreate

Come slay the art game! Inspire and be inspired by finding the artist within you by creating with us in #SlayInspireCreate.

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

Tuesday Crafternoon!

Join us for a short storytime and craft activity!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369…

Summer Sketch Club

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

Anime and Manga - Manga for You and Me

Learn the techniques behind the creation of anime.

Anime and Manga - Hot Manga

Get your hands on the newest manga we have.

Gordon's Art Datastore

AskART

Art Sales Index Database

Over the years more fields and more categories have been added to satisfy the art market. Estimates in currency of the sale added 1997 Provenance, literature and exhibition details added 1999 Miniatures 1991 Prints 1995 Photographs…

Art Full Text

Art Full Text™ is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984,…