Attention: Due to COVID-19, the deadline for Philadelphia’s Freedom Call to Artists has been extended to July 17, 2020. Opening Reception TBD.
The National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your unique interpretation of freedom.
When the National Liberty Museum opened in 2000, our founder Irvin Borowsky proclaimed, “We, who are fortunate enough to live in the land of liberty, must protect it, preserve it and guard it for future generations.”
Since then the Museum has nestled into the historic district of Philadelphia, taking its place just a block away from Independence Hall, with a mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity.
With the core beliefs of our founder and the concept of freedom in mind, please reference the questions below as a guide.
Please note that artists are invited to submit related works in any medium, including acrylic and oil painting, illustration, ceramic, glass, video, digital art, and much more. Links to deadlines and other important dates are provided below. Please review before submitting.
The NLM’s Artist Spotlight – Each week leading up to the announcement of the Philadelphia’s Freedom opening reception, the NLM will highlight an artist that has submitted the form for our Call to Artists . The NLM’s Artist Spotlights will be promoted on our website and social media platforms.
Want to be a featured artist? To participate, tap the button below to submit your artwork to our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia’s Freedom. If chosen, a member of our Exhibitions Department will follow up with you to discuss further details.
Help spread the word! Upload a photo of your submission to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag #NLMPhillyFreedom
We would like to take this time to thank you for being an important member of the NLM community. To show our gratitude, The National Liberty Museum has compiled a curated list of resources that benefit not only our city of Brotherly and Sisterly love, but the artists and cultural institutions across the globe.
The Exhibitions Department
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