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Anna Atkins Algae cyanotype print
Mar 23
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A World of Blue: Cyanotypes and Early Photography

Delve into the world of one of photography's earliest processes, then make one of your own.
Four teenage boys standing in front of brick and stone house, Philadelphia.
Mar 26
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Face-to-Face Photos of Keith's Philadelphians

Tour an archive showcasing Philadelphians working, playing, and living life on their stoops and streets as photographed nearly a century ago by John Frank Keith.
Open Roof at "Greet the Light."
Mar 29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sonic Seasonal at Skyspace With Laraaji

Take in sunset at Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse with a James Turrell installation and celestial music improvisation by multi-instrumentalist Laraaji.
Karen Krivit, director of the Philly Goat Project, kissing Bebito
Apr 6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Goats in the Hood

Go beyond the locked gates of Northwest Philly's oldest cemetery with the grazing goats of the Philly Goat Project.
Elkins Room.
Apr 23
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bibliomancy with Shakespeare at The Free Library

We'll employ a magician's wisdom to explore a unique collection of rare Shakespearean texts.
Pamela Colman Smith in the early 1910s and eight cards from a 1st edition Rider-Waite deck, originally published in 1909.
Apr 24
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tarot Gardens

Demystify an occultist tool while enjoying one of Philadelphia's most magical folk art venues.
May 4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eating Globally on North 5th Street

Enjoy the company of fellow food adventurers as we discover diverse, hidden culinary treasures.

Stories About Philadelphia

A sweet sampler.

Why a Museum Owns a Chocolate Company's Embroidery Collection

The Whitman Sampler Collection is pretty sweet.
Plants grow in graves at Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia.

A Year Gardening the Grave of a Stranger

At Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia, green-thumbed volunteers participate in a unique program.

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