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 Tess Galen at events@philaathenaeum.org or call 215-925-2688.
UPCOMING EVENTS
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Speaker Series
January 29 at 10:30 AM
Contemporary Urban Landscape in the Making
Giulia de Appolonia
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Film Screening
January 31 at 2:00 PM
Cleo from 5 to 7
Carrie Rickey
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Book Club
February 3 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: The Night of Fire by Kjell Eriksson
Lois Reibach
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Special Event
February 4 at 6:00 PM
The Lukowicz Legacy: A Conversation
Sean O'Rourke and William Williams
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Speaker Series
February 7 at 6:00 PM
Camera Man: Buster Keaton and the Dawn of Cinema
Dana Stevens
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Virtual Speaker Series
February 10 at 6:00 PM
How Do We See the Human in Biodiversity and Extinction Narratives?
Timothy Sweet
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Film Screening
February 12 at 2:00 PM
Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit
Sam Katz and Jim Gardner
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Special Event
February 16 at 6:00 PM
Words and Pictures
Sean O'Rourke
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Concert
February 18 at 6:00 PM
Allegro Presents: New York City Guitar Quartet
Jordan Dodson, Phil Goldenberg, Tom Clippinger and John Marcel Williams
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Course
February 22 at 2:00 PM
Rembrandt's Holland Course
Larry Silver
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Speaker Series
February 22 at 6:00 PM
Our American Friend
Anna Pitoniak and Jo Piazza
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Virtual Speaker Series
February 23 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: Olympe de Gouges
Eric Simonis
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Speaker Series
February 24 at 6:00 PM
Read Until You Understand
Farah Jasmine Griffin
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Book Club
February 28 at 5:00 PM
Books with Beth: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell (In Person)
Beth Hessel
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Film Screening
February 28 at 2:00 PM
Contempt
Carrie Rickey
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Speaker Series
March 3 at 6:00 PM
Exploring Early Ideas of the Marvelous Natural World
Rebecca Bushnell
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Book Club
March 3 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: The Heron's Cry by Ann Cleeves
Lois Reibach
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Noon Talk
March 8 at 12:00 PM
Inside 219: From Robert Cornelius to Jerome Lukowicz
Bruce Laverty
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Course
March 10 at 2:00 PM
The Visual and Material Culture of the Site of Rayy, Iran
Renata Holod
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Speaker Series
March 10 at 6:00 PM
The Roots of Educational Inequality: Philadelphia's Germantown High School, 1907 -2014
Erika Kitzmiller
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Book Club
March 15 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: The Color of Law (Virtual)
Beth Hessel
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Concert
March 18 at 6:00 PM
Allegro Music Presents: The Sounds of Gut and Steel
Katie Hyun
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Noon Talk
March 22 at 12:00 PM
Pennsylvania Forum Building: Restoring a Place of Knowledge
Aaron Warkentin
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Speaker Series
March 22 at 6:00 PM
The Nature of Organic Nationalism: A Revisionist History of Euro-American Architecture Theory
Charles Davis II
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Film Screening
March 28 at 2:00 PM
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Carrie Rickey
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Virtual Speaker Series
April 6 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: George Sand
Eric Simonis
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Book Club
April 18 at 5:00 PM
Books with Beth: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue (In Person)
Beth Hessel
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Special Event
April 21 at 3:00 PM
Taste of the Opera: Rigoletto
Dr. Lily Kass
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