State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents A Place for All: Three Stories of Integration in Pennsylvania

State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents A Place for All: Three Stories of Integration in Pennsylvania

New Exhibit Tells Civil Rights Stories That Many Pennsylvanians May Be Surprised to Know Occurred Above the Mason–Dixon Line The State Museum of Pennsylvania presents a new exhibition focusing on three stories of the Civil Rights Movement in the state. Scheduled to open to the public on Friday, June 17, A Place for All: Three …

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Press Release: Art of the State 2021 Purchase Prize Winners Announced

Press Release: Art of the State 2021 Purchase Prize Winners Announced

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the recipients of the Art of the State 2021 purchase prize. Artwork selected will become part of The State Museum’s permanent collection. This year The State Museum chose two artists as purchase prize winners, Becky McDonah of Millersville and Shelby Wormley of Lancaster. McDonah’s Particulate Protection: A Reliquary …

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Press Release: Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2021 Exhibition Winners Announced

Press Release: Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2021 Exhibition Winners Announced

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2021. Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has showcased the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. This body of art reflects over a half-century of creative endeavor in the Keystone …

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Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 54th Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 54th Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

Finalists have been announced for Art of the State 2021. Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. The body of art that has been exhibited reflects over a half-century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. …

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Press Release: State Museum Invites Artists to Enter Art of the State Juried Exhibition

Press Release: State Museum Invites Artists to Enter Art of the State Juried Exhibition

The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation invite artists and craftspeople to submit applications to exhibit their work in the annual Art of the State. Now in its 54th year, this acclaimed juried exhibition boasts a tradition of presenting highly creative art by Pennsylvanians, chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors. Art …

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Press Release: State Museum Presents Learn at Lunchtime

Press Release: State Museum Presents Learn at Lunchtime

Beginning Friday, February 5 at 12:15 PM, and repeating each Friday thereafter, The State Museum of Pennsylvania presents its popular Friday speaker’s series online. Virtual visitors will learn about Pennsylvania topics and museum collections by joining live conversations with curators, educators, colleagues and friends. The State Museum’s Learn at Lunchtime programs are free. Pre-register to join at …

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Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 53rd Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 53rd Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

Finalists have been announced for Art of the State 2020. Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. The body of art that has been exhibited reflects over a half-century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. …

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Winners Announced for “The Pennsylvania Modern: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Midcentury Modern Architecture”

Winners Announced for “The Pennsylvania Modern: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Midcentury Modern Architecture”

  The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of The Pennsylvania Modern: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Midcentury Modern Architecture, a state-wide juried competition that showcases the popular designs of Midcentury Modern architecture. This exhibition features nearly 100 images from across the state. More than 26 Pennsylvania cities and towns are represented and …

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Dorothea Dix: An early champion for the mentally ill

Dorothea Dix: An early champion for the mentally ill

Samuel B. Waugh, a well-known artist and native of Mercer, Pa., created this oil and canvas portrait of Dorothea Dix. His work became part of the permanent art collection at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in 2008. Previously, the portrait hung in the Dixmont State Hospital, named after its founder Dorothea Dix. The painting will …

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“First Pennsylvanians”: Unearthing the most recent findings with Kurt Carr

“First Pennsylvanians”: Unearthing the most recent findings with Kurt Carr

For years, Kurt Carr sifted through manuals and guides in search a Pennsylvania archaeology book that could be easily read and digested by the general public.   He didn’t have much luck. So…he decided to write his own. Recently, “First Pennsylvanians: The Archaeology of Native Americans, co-authored by Carr and Roger W. Moeller, hit both …

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