Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibit
On display from June 2 – August 6
The National Liberty Museum hosts the nation’s first museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBTQ+ community. This is a celebration of identity and freedom that will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these glass artists.
Opening Reception of Transparency
Friday, June 9 from 5:30-9:00pm
NLM is proud to partner with the Human Rights Campaign for the Opening Reception of Transparency. Meet some of the artists, view the gallery, enjoy free refreshments, and a glass art raffle. Representatives from the HRC will be in attendance to discuss their organization and mission. The Opening Reception is free, but a $10 donation is suggested to support NLM’s public programming. Learn more and RSVP for the Opening Reception.
Indie Lens FREE film screening : Real Boy by Shaleece Haas
Thursday, June 8
“Real Boy ” by Shaleece Haas is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace Gwizdalski, a charismatic 19-year-old with dreams of musical stardom. The film follows Bennett through the first two years of his gender transition from female to male as he grapples with newfound sobriety, struggles to repair a strained relationship with his mother, and seeks support and mentorship from his musical hero, the transgender folk singer Joe Stevens. Learn more and RSVP.
Pride at Work: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Heroes
All month long!
Celebrate some of the activists and pioneers of the LGBTQ+ community who fought for equality and showed the world what it meant to #LiveLikeAHero. You’ll learn about the work of heroes like Harvey Milk, Bayard Rustin, Dan Savage, Laverne Cox, Sally Ride, and many more. On display at NLM all month long as part of the Voyage to Liberty gallery.
Join us on Tuesday evening, July 18, when Ray and Glen present the greatest sports movie clips of all time, focusing on the theme of “overcoming adversity.” Special guests include St. Joe’s Hawks Head Basketball Coach Phil Martelli; Flyers Great Brian Propp; and Voice of the Eagles & Philadelphia Legend Merrill Reese. Food, craft beer, spirits, and a live auction of sports memorabilia. Learn more and buy your tickets here.
During Pride Month (June 1-30, 2017), we are celebrating heroes in the LGBTQ+ community through highlighted exhibits and special events all month long. When you visit NLM, you’ll learn the stories of those who pushed for progress while helping to support programming that preserves freedom and equality for generations to come. Click here to learn more.
Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award have been extended to July 7. Learn more and submit your nomination today!
Opened on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this is the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It showcases the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick is among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.
This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.
Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.