Industrial Philadelphia: Past and Present Winter Art Competition at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the opening of its final exhibition of 2015, Industrial Philadelphia: Past and Present on December 6, 2015. Industrial Philadelphia is a juried competition which asked artists to submit works inspired by the significant role Philadelphia has played, and continues to play, in our country’s industrial life. Works being showcased in the exhibition feature a variety of subjects in a variety of mediums, including paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs. On December 6, 2015 an opening reception and sale will be held at the Athenaeum from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The exhibition will run through January 2, 2016, and a portion of the sales at the exhibition will benefit the conservation program of the Athenaeum.

Participating artists were chosen by a jury consisting of: Sandra Tatman, Ph.D (Executive Director, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia), Danielle Rice, Ph.D (Program Director, MS Museum Leadership, Drexel University) and Cameron J. Mactavish, AIA, LEED AP (Founder, Voith & Mactavish Architects). The winners of the competition will be announced at the opening reception at 3:00pm.

The Athenaeum is open MondayFriday 9:00am – 5:00pm and Saturdays from 11:00am-3:00pm except December 26, 2015. Admission to the Athenaeum is free. The Athenaeum is located at 219 S. Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA.

About the Athenaeum:

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia was founded in 1814 as a member-supported library and museum that engages members, scholars, and the public in the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia. For 200 years the Athenaeum has been dedicated to preserving and celebrating America’s rich cultural heritage of architecture, literature, and decorative arts.

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