Beginning in October, 2013 the Museum will change it's "Made" and "Played in Philadelphia" galleries with an exhibition on presentation silver from its collection, and an exhibition devoted to the Philadelphia-themed cartoons of Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Auth, spanning from 1972 to 2013. Read more below.
AUTHentic Philly: Tony Auth’s Cartoons of Philadelphia
Open now, over 40 works of Pulitzer Prize winner and cartoonist Tony Auth will be on view in the Museum’s Played in Philadelphia Gallery in the new exhibition, AUTHentic Philly: Tony Auth’s Cartoons of Philadelphia. Visitors can explore editorial and political cartoons drawn for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1972 to 2013. The exhibition runs through January 2014. To learn more about the exhibition, click here.
Gifts that Gleam: Stories in Silver
Opening October 29, the exhibition will explore how silver has been used by Philadelphians for over three hundred years to recognize achievement, mark important events in individual lives, and express affection and admiration for individuals and deeds.
9 to 5: 100 Years of Office Equipment from the Collection of the Philadelphia History Museum.
If you find yourself at Philadelphia International Airport between September 2013 and February 2014, be sure to stop by the exhibit cases between terminals C and D. Historic typewriters, telephones, stenographs, and adding machines from the Museum's collection will be featured in the exhibit, 9 to 5: 100 Years of Office Equipment from the Collection of the Philadelphia History Museum.
Behind the Scenes of The Nutcracker
Opening November 14, located in the Museum's Community History Gallery, the exhibition is part of a city-wide celebration of 50 years of the Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia. Visitors can experience the magic of creating a live performance and listen to the stories of the Philadelphians who have brought the show to the stage over the past 5 decades. The exhibition runs through February 2014.