Virtual NLM@Night – Where Liberty Lets Loose

As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

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Upcoming Events:

Friday, June 5, 8-9pm: Get You a Babe Who Can #DoBoth – POSTPONED
In light of current events, the National Liberty Museum has made the decision to postpone the Get You a Babe Who Can #DoBoth virtual event scheduled for Friday, June 5. Please watch this space, follow us on social media, or sign up for our e-newsletter for the rescheduled date and time. If you have already registered for this event, we will be reaching out to you directly with options. Thank you for understanding.

NLM will celebrate the First Friday in June by hosting its 2nd #DoBoth event virtually. You’ll enjoy a delightful, raucous, AND educational night of lightning Tedx-style lectures followed by steamy burlesque performances… all done by the same performers and all virtually! The event will be hosted by Flirt Vonnegut, the internationally-touring and award-winning emcee.

Performers include: 
HoneyTree EvilEye — Topic: Social Media Censorship
One of Philadelphia’s most prolific burlesque performers and producers for nearly a decade, HoneyTree EvilEye is renowned for her mixture of politics, sultry performance and silly nonsense. The producer of a number of other popular burlesque shows, she is also the current head instructor of the Philadelphia Burlesque Battle Royale and the founder and co-organizer of the Golden Tassel Jawns, the annual fundraiser awards show for the Philly burlesque community. She’s not a doll; she’s an action figure.

Elsa Riot — Topic: How Dungeons & Dragons Help You Build Skills for Real Life
Elsa Riot is founder and curator of Smoke & Shadows, the Boston area’s premier burlesque & variety show, as well as the burlesque and jazz dinner theater experience Supper Club at Saloon. Elsa has a doofy grin on her face and wants to put one on yours, too. Her style encapsulates the glamour of classic burlesque with a twist of her own earnest charm, influenced by quirky characters, transformations and storytelling, and a cheeky wink toward nerd culture.


The event will also include engaging audience participation games! Tickets are $10 each. Once registered, you will receive a link to the virtual event.


Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 22, Transparency Retrospective
For Pride Month 2017, the National Liberty Museum presented Transparency, the nation’s first museum exhibition of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists in the LGBTQ+ community. Many of the selected works in this ground-breaking exhibition were created specifically for the show, and the result is a three-dimensional meditation on queer experience that is as multifaceted as the community from which it comes. While the physical exhibition is currently being housed at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, the NLM is partnering with this Museum from June 15-19 to host a week of virtual activities and social media posts to again draw attention to this thought-provoking exhibition. Events will include artist spotlights, an exhibition-centric pop-up shop, and chats with artists who are represented in the exhibition.

Event Details:
June 15-19 (and beyond) – Pop-up shop featuring Pride-related merchandise and artwork by Transparency artists

June 15 – Artist Spotlight: Tim TateEvent will be featured here.

June 16, 8pm – Pride Trivia hosted by Drag Queen extraordinaire, Miss Brittany Lynn. This event is FREE but reservations are required. Register here. Link information will be sent after you register

June 17, 2pm – Inside Look at Museum of Glass – Event will be featured here.

June 18 – Artist Spotlight: Eric HessEvent will be featured here.

June 19 – Artist Spotlight: Pearl DickEvent will be featured here.


Monday, June 24, 8pm, Dear Straight People: A Panel on the LGBTQ+ Experience
Join Moderator Jonathan Pryor, Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno, and other LGBTQ activists and family advocates for a virtual panel to explore the LGBTQ+ experience. In this open, honest space, we will learn how to have important but difficult conversations regarding our personal experiences, and how we can all learn to be an ally in the cause of gay rights.

The event is FREE, but registration is required. You will receive a link to participate.
Register for Dear Straight People


 

  1. Past NLM@Night Events: Check for activities that may still be accessible!

    Thursday, April 23: Our first ever VIRTUAL NLM@Night event took place on Thursday evening, April 23. It was an interactive trivia contest about some of the most interesting items in the NLM collection. We invite you to play the trivia game at home

    May 11-15: We Can Be (Stay-at-Home) Heroes Week: A Bowie Exhibition Retrospective
    Relive the excitement of the National Liberty Museum’s recent We Can Be Heroes exhibition from the comfort of your home during this multi-day, social media celebration of all things David Bowie featuring art, music, and more. The We Can Be Heroes exhibition was a major part of this year’s “Philly Loves Bowie Week,” an annual celebration of the man and his music. This virtual retrospective, brought to you via Instagram, is for those who missed the chance to see the original exhibition in January, as well as for those who just cannot get enough Bowie! All week, we invite you to be a part of the fun, as you view this collection of mixed-media figurative and abstract artworks that explored the influence that the “Starman” had –and continues to have– on contemporary art.

    Tuesday, May 12, 8-9pm, Trivia Night:
    Hear from the Philly Loves Bowie Week organizers, and test your knowledge of David Bowie at our trivia event featuring Philly’s own DJ NeeekNyce spinning on the 1s and 2s.

 

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Celebrating Pride Month with a Retrospective Exhibition

For Pride Month 2017, the National Liberty Museum presented Transparency, the nation’s first museum exhibition of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists in the LGBTQ+ community. While the physical exhibition is currently being housed at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, the NLM is partnering with this Museum from June 15-19 to host a week of virtual activities and social media posts to again draw attention to this thought-provoking exhibition.

We invite you to participate in these very interesting events. Learn more here.

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is July 17.
Click here to read a letter from our Exhibitions Department about the effects of COVID-19, complete the submission form, or browse our Artist & Cultural Institution Resource List.

Do you know a young person who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 TD Bank Young Heroes Award. This honor recognizes young people who have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Do you know a teacher who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.