Events

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia Speaker Series presents innovative and inspiring authors, architects and scholars from the humanities and sciences. We host book clubs, conversation groups and workshops online and onsite. Exhibits, concerts, First Fridays and behind-the-scenes trips to local museums and historical sites bring our community together through conversation and learning.

For questions about upcoming events or trouble registering, please contact us at events@philaathenaeum.org or 215-925-2688.
UPCOMING EVENTS
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Course
Every week
Saturday, February 10 through
Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 AM
Introduction to Comics and the Graphic Novel
Matt Madden
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Social Event
Monday, February 26 at 5:00 PM
Member Monday

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First Friday
Friday, March 1 at 5:00 PM
A Visual History of Photography in Philadelphia

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Social Event
Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 AM
Knitting Circle

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Film Screening
Monday, March 4 at 2:00 PM
Babette's Feast (1987)
Carrie Rickey
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The Salon
Monday, March 4 at 5:00 PM
Philadelphia: Strengths and Prospects
Governor Tom Wolf
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Gallery Tour
Wednesday, March 6 at 12:00 PM
Orbis, The Natural World: Gallery Talk
Elayne Bryn
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Book Club
Thursday, March 7 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: The Moving Target by Ross Macdonald
Lois Reibach
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Film Screening
Monday, March 11 at 2:00 PM
The Artist (2011)
Carrie Rickey
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Discussion Group
Monday, March 11 at 1:00 PM
Intermediate Spanish Conversation Group

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Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 12 at 10:00 AM
Socrates Cafe
Gil Feinberg
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Concert
Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 PM
Rachel’s Mandolin
Duo Mantar
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Social Event
Monday, March 18 at 5:00 PM
Member Monday

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Film Screening
Monday, March 18 at 2:00 PM
Rashomon (1950)
Carrie Rickey
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Book Club
Tuesday, March 19 at 12:00 PM
Read With Us: Solito by Javier Zamora
Enaj Leotaud
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Course
Every other week
Thursday, March 21 through
Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 PM
The Design of Suburban Philadelphia: Past, Present, and Future
Kevin Block & Greg Prichard
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Speaker Series
Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 PM
Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape: Deep Roots, Continuing Legacy
Amy Cohen
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The Salon
Monday, April 1 at 5:00 PM
Philadelphia: Strengths and Prospects
Michael Gary
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Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 3 at 12:00 PM
The Undesirable in Box 14: Jews and Opera in Gilded Age New York
Samantha Cooper
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Gallery Tour
Wednesday, April 3 at 12:00 PM
Orbis, The Natural World: Gallery Talk
Elayne Bryn
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Book Club
Thursday, April 4 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: Face of Greed by James L'Etoile
Lois Reibach
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First Friday
Friday, April 5 at 5:00 PM
April’s First Friday: Game Night 🎲♠

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Book Club
Every other week
Saturday, April 6 through
Saturday, June 15 at 10:30 AM
The Odyssey Reading Group
Kera Sloan
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Social Event
Saturday, April 6 at 11:00 AM
Knitting Circle

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Film Screening
Monday, April 8 at 2:00 PM
Daisies (1966)
Carrie Rickey
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Discussion Group
Monday, April 8 at 1:00 PM
Intermediate Spanish Conversation Group

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Discussion Group
Tuesday, April 9 at 10:00 AM
Socrates Cafe
Gil Feinberg
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Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 PM
The Last Ships from Hamburg: Business, Rivalry, and the Race to Save Russia's Jews on the Eve of World War I
Steven Ujifusa
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Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 10 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone: Aliénor d’Aquitaine
Eric Simonis
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Book Club
Tuesday, April 16 at 12:00 PM
Read With Us: Master Slave Husband Wife by Ilyon Woo
Enaj Leotaud
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Speaker Series
Friday, April 19 at 3:00 PM
Taste of the Opera: Madame Butterfly
Dr. Lily Kass
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Book Talk
Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 PM
The Lost Subways of North America
Jake Berman
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Film Screening
Monday, April 29 at 2:00 PM
A New Leaf (1971)
Carrie Rickey
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Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 PM
Feminist Film Theory: The Male Gaze at 50
Kathleen Rowe Karlyn
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Speaker Series
Wednesday, May 1 at 2:00 PM
Scandal on the Dance Floor: Mixed Dancing and Jewish Modernity
Sonia Gollance
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Film Screening
Monday, May 6 at 2:00 PM
Hester Street (1975)
Carrie Rickey
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The Salon
Monday, May 6 at 5:00 PM
Philadelphia: Strengths and Prospects
Matt Rader & Paul Steinke
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Concert
Friday, May 10 at 5:45 PM
Allegro Presents: Trio Con Variazioni
Min-Young Kim: violin, Meng Wang: viola, Clancy Newman: cello
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Discussion Group
Monday, May 13 at 1:00 PM
Intermediate Spanish Conversation Group

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Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 AM
Socrates Cafe
Gil Feinberg
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Speaker Series
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 PM
Philadelphia and the Origins of Modern Advertising
Jennifer Black
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Book Club
Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00 PM
Read With Us: The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven
Lee Rodgers
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Speaker Series
Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone: Blanche de Castille
Eric Simonis
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Speaker Series
Wednesday, May 29 at 6:00 PM
Retranslating the Iliad
Emily Wilson
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