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Past Exhibitions

Philadelphia: Finding The Hidden City
February 7 - April 13, 2018
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Real Philadelphia: Selections from the Robert M. Skaler Postcard Collection
September 22, 2017 - January 26, 2018

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"I'm A Good Brick!" The Life & Times of Mr. Hy-Tex
May 30 - August 25, 2017

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Laying Tracks & Laying Foundations: Building for the Railroad
February 13 - May 12, 2017

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Preservation Pioneer: The Life and Legacy of Charles E. Peterson
October 2 - December 30, 2016

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Views of Independence: 250 Years of Images Depicting Independence Hall and Its Surroundings
October 2 - December 30, 2016

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A Philadelphia School Story: A Half-Century Legacy of Planning & Design Practice
May 6 - May 21, 2016
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Color In A Can: Early Marketing of Paint In America
January 15 - April 22, 2016


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Industrial Philadelphia, Past and Present (Juried Art Exhibition)
December 6, 2015 - January 2, 2016
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City Abandoned: Selected Photographs by Vincent D. Feldman
September 11 - October 31, 2015
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Sharing The Page: Mary McCarthy & Shirley Veenema
June 22 - July 31, 2015
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The Atlas Imagined: A Collaborative Project
April 10 - June 6, 2015
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Yellowbacks: Don't Judge These Victorian Books By Their Covers
March 6 - March 31, 2015

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Looking Forward: Re-Imagining The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
December 5, 2014 - February 14, 2015

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Treasures of the Athenaeum: 200 Years of Collecting
September 12 - November 15, 2014

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2014 Celebration of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia's 200th Anniversary
(Juried Art Exhibition)
June 29 - August 8, 2014
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Useful Arts and Useful Knowledge: The Founding of the Athenaeum
April 7 - May 17, 2014

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Samuel Breck (1771-1862): Books From The Library of a Philadelphia Francophile
December 7, 2013 - March 1, 2014

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Laurie Olin: Sketchbooks From the Mediterranean
September 6 - November 16, 2013
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Wrought: Robert Phillips Sketches and Drawings
June 7 - August 9, 2013
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From Seneca Falls To Philadelphia: Fourth of July 1876 and the Women of the Centennial
April 1 - May 18, 2013
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The Art of The Fan: Beyond The Victorian Lady
February 1 - March 15, 2013


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Athenaeum Fan Collection

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Face & Form: The Art and Caricature of Frank Furness
November 30, 2012 - January 11, 2013
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Three Generations of Book Collectors: The Evan Turner Gift at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
September 7 - November 7, 2012

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All Aboard! Paul P. Cret's Train Designs
July 5 - August 24, 2012

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Elegant Things and Vile Uses: The Civil War and the United States Capitol Building 
April 9 - May 18, 2012

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The Decorated Book: Continuing A Tradition 
December 2, 2011 - March 9, 2012

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Philadelphia Places On Paper: Selections From The Eli. P. Zebooker Collection
September 19 - November 11, 2011

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Bastille to Broad Street: The Influence of France on Philadelphia Architecture 
April 7 - August 19, 2011

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Haunted Philadelphia: Photography and Pop-Ups by Colette Fu
February 1, 2011 - March 18, 2011
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William Birch: Picturing The American Scene
December 3, 2010 - January 8, 2011
 

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Theophilus P. Chandler, Jr., Portrait of an American Architect
September 13 - November 12, 2010

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American Place: The Historic American Buildings Survey at Seventy-Five Years
May 21 - July 30, 2010

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Building By The Book: Book Artists Respond to Architecture & Design
March 1 - May 1, 2010
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Trading Up: Some Surprising Samples From the Athenaeum's Building Trade Collections
November 30, 2009 - February 6, 2010

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Jacob Stelman: Architectural Photography, 1936-1970
August 31 - November 7, 2009

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Enchanting Simplicity: Children's Book Illustration Past and Present
March 23 - August 7, 2009
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VMA Structure, Purpose, and Beauty: 20 Years
February 20 - March 7, 2009
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Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia
November 12, 2008 - February 7, 2009

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Design Projects: Examples of Student Architectural Work
September 19 - October 31, 2008

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Art Bound: Book Design Past & Present
June 16 - August 28, 2008

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Architectural Shades & Shadows: The Continuing Tradition of the Beaux-Arts. Featuring the Work of John Blatteau and John Harbeson
April 7 - May 30, 2008

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Palazzos of Power: The Generating Stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company, 1900-1930
Photographs by Joseph E. B. Elliott
January 7 - March 21, 2008

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Lost London: Selected Images from the Society for Photographing Old London Relics (1875-1886)
October 1 - December 14, 2007

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On the Boards: Philadelphia Architects at the Jersey Shore
April 16 - August 31, 2007

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Thomas U. Walter and the Design of the United States Capitol
January 9 - March 16, 2007

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Contemporary World Ex Libris
September 13 - December 9, 2006
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Modern Classics: Selections from the Paul Philippe Cret Collection
February 27 - August 25, 2006

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Arcadian Architecture: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: 12 Houses 
September 9, 2005 - January 27, 2006
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Historic Sacred Places of Philadelphia
November 4, 2004 - July 29, 2005
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Thomas Ustick Walter: Historic Architecture for a Modern World 
April 5 - August 27, 2004

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Developing Urban Images: 50 Years of Philadelphia Architecture as Seen Through the Lens of Lawrence S. Williams
November 6, 2003 - February 27, 2004

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Livres Francais
April 7 - September 30, 2003

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Silent Witness: Quaker Meetinghouses of the Delaware Valley, 1695 to the Present 
September 23 - December 31, 2002

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L'Opera de Paris 
April 8 - August 16, 2002

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A Splendid Array: Selections From the Robert L. Raley Collection
September 19, 2001 - February 1, 2002

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The Golden Age of Ironwork: Photographs by Robert D. Golding 
November 1, 2000 - August 17, 2001

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Collecting Architecture: A Quarter Century of Collecting Architectural Graphics, 1975-2000
April 17 - October 13, 2000
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Designing Independence: Three Centuries of Planning for Independence Hall and Its Surroundings
October 4, 1999 - January 31, 2000
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Treasures Secured: Recent Athenaeum Acquisitions and Conservation 
February 18, 1999 - August 31, 1999
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Historic Houses of Philadelphia 
June 3, 1998 - January 29, 1999
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Philadelphia Victorian: The Building of The Athenaeum
1998

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News From Mexico 
April 14 - August 29, 1997
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Painting the Town Victorian: Selecting Colors for Historic Buildings
July 1, 1996 - January 31, 1997

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Victorian Chestnut Street: Commercial Philadelphia as Illustrated by Baxter's Panoramic Business Directory 
Nov. 1995 - March 1996

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The Perspective of Anglo-American Architecture
June 30 - September 30, 1995

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Behind The Marquee: Philadelphia Theater Buildings, 1900-1932
September 26, 1994 - February 3, 1995

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Capricious Fancy: Draping & Curtaining, 1790-1930 
December 6, 1993 - April 30, 1994


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3 American Country Houses: The Architectural Patronage of Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Stotesbury
December 7, 1992 - April 30, 1993

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Architecture Exposed: Drawings From the Pew Charitable Trusts Museum Loan Program 
April 7 - October 30, 1992

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Thomas Ustick Walter, Architect
October 29 - December 28, 1979

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John Notman, Architect 
October 23, 1978 - January 31, 1979

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