Current and Upcoming Events

The Visual Culture Program (VCP) is an integral part of the Library Company’s public outreach. Initiatives include the exhibitions Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind, Ephemera Online, and Philadelphia on Stone: the First Fifty Years of Commercial Lithography in Philadelphia, 1828-1878.

VCP has hosted scholarly symposiums exploring early American advertising and the role of ephemera in our popular culture; an artist-in-residence intern creatively inspired by our juvenilia collections; and presentations by historians, curators, and artists on topics that include the visual politics of the woman suffrage movement, the history of scrapbooking, and the lithographic printing process.

5:30 pm
PLOT: In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission Rebecca Kamen in Collaboration with Tim Chrepta Tuesday, July 16 Doors open at 5:30pm Lecture begins at 6:00pm Rebecca Kamen is a sculptor[...]
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Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
5:30 pm
Mirror of a City: Images of Philadelphia, 1780 – 1950 September 26 / October 10 / October 24 5:30pm – 8:00pm Led By: Erika Piola, Director of the Visual Culture Program and Sarah Weatherwax, Curator[...]
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