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LECTURE: Andrew Lins, “From Small Beginnings to a Colossal Undertaking: A. M. Calder’s Sculpture of William Penn.”

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

Andrew Lins joined the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1979 and since 1997, has been the Neubauer Family Chair of Conservation. Of greatest relevance to this lecture, Lins has served as a consultant to the City of Philadelphia for City Hall Tower projects which have included the William Penn statue and eight sculptures above the clock level. Andrew Lins graduated from The University of Pennsylvania and then earned an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts NYU and an MSc in Corrosion Science and Engineering from Sir John Cass College, London Polytechnic, the latter during a Kress Fellowship at the British Museum Research Laboratory.

Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10 Members may RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing

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Lins Program Non-Member

LECTURE: Society Hill: Hot and Healthy!

Friday, October 24, 2014, 2:30 PM

Dr. Sarah Mathews, "How to Combat Anxiety and Depression."

Dr. Sarah Mathews is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Mathews completed both her residency in psychiatry and fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.   She has a particular interest in issues related to the behavioral health of aging and aged women, including the management of cognitive disorders, depression, and anxiety and is recognized as a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP).  She provides clinical services at the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness, and is actively involved in education for the University of Pennsylvania's medical and psychiatry programs.

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LECTURE: Medill Higgins Harvey, “Invaluable Treasures: The Philadelphia Athenæum’s
Fletcher and Gardiner Silver and Archives.”

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00 PM

Medill Higgins Harvey is research associate in the American Wing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is the co-author, with Beth Carver Wees, of Early American Silver in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013). She holds an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts from Cooper-Hewitt / Parsons.

Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Members may RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing

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Higgins Harvey Program Non-Member

GALLERY TALK: Donald Cresswell, A Plan of the City of Philadelphia and Environs
Surveyed by John Hills, 1808. (Eli P. Zebooker Collection)

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:30 PM

This map is the result of surveys taken in the summer of 1801 through 1807. It is one of only 17 copies known to have survived. The Philadelphia Print Shop, founded by partners Donald H. Cresswell and Christopher W. Lane, first opened its doors in September, 1982. Don Cresswell had worked at the Library of Congress on its collection of Revolutionary War prints and was a college librarian before working as a cataloguer and salesman for Graham Arader.

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LECTURE: Carol Eaton Soltis, “Partners in Art, Thomas Sully and His Daughter, Jane Sully Darley.”

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:00 PM

Carol Eaton Soltis is Project Associate Curator, Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently she co-curated and co-authored Thomas Sully: Painted Performance, with William Keyse Rudolph, Milwaukee Art Museum.

Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Members may RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing

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Eaton Soltis Program Non-Member

GALLERY TALK: Samuel Streit & Daniel Traister, “Rare Books at the Athenæum.”

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:00 PM

Samuel Streit (Brown University) and Daniel Traister (University of Pennsylvania) are retired rare book and special collections librarians who have contributed to past Athenæum exhibitions which focused on the collections of Samuel Breck and Evan Turner.

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