Art of the State Press Release: Art of the State Call for Entries

Press Release: Art of the State Call for Entries

The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation want to remind artists and craftspeople to submit applications to exhibit their work in the annual Art of the State. Now in its 55th year, this acclaimed juried exhibition boasts a tradition of presenting highly creative art by Pennsylvanians, chosen by a distinguished panel of …

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Art of the State 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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2021 Virtual Workshops in Archaeology

2021 Virtual Workshops in Archaeology

Saturday, October 30, 2021 Hidden Stories: Uncovering African American History Through Archaeology and Community Engagement The lives of African Americans prior to the 20th century are poorly documented in the historic record and frequently biased. In addition, the contributions of enslaved, indentured, and free African Americans are mostly missing from our history books and museum …

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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: The State Museum Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with New Exhibition, “Witness to History: Col. Paul Evanko’s 9/11 Field Notes”

Press Release: The State Museum Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with New Exhibition, “Witness to History: Col. Paul Evanko’s 9/11 Field Notes”

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Col. Paul J. Evanko, then head of the Pennsylvania State Police now retired, raced to a state emergency command center as soon as he heard the first plane had hit the World Trade Center in Manhattan. What he did not know is how he and his colleagues would …

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Protected: Resources: “Bring Your Dead Online” Webinar 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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