Diverse Voices. One City.

How do we define “liberty”? What does it mean to be “free”? These are questions and concepts that we have grappled with at the National Liberty Museum for more than 20 years and ones we posed to a group of talented artists from across Philadelphia.

Through this exhibition of more than 75 works of art, Philly’s Freedom invites you on a journey to explore what freedom means to these artists as they use stories, reflections, and images to inspire us to see freedom and liberty in a totally new way.

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As always, for those of you who are not quite ready to return to the Museum in person, you can access the Philly’s Freedom exhibition virtually.

VIRTUAL SELF-GUIDED TOUR
PHILLY’S FREEDOM: ARTISTS SPEAK OUT
PRICE: DONATE WHAT YOU WISH


To give you a glimpse into what this extraordinary exhibition includes, we interviewed a number of participating artists. The presentations below include their personal sentiments about freedom and a sneak peek at the artwork they created. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the talented artists who shared this information with us.

Highlights of the Interview with Artist Chuck Styles
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Serena Saunders
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Chelsey Luster
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Lyn Godley
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Charlie Dunkel
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Shanina Dionna
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Sean Lugo
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Gary Grissom
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Jonathan Mandell
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A short video showcasing Jonathan’s work.
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Eve Hoyt
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist NTEL
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Natalie Hope McDonald
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Jean Broden
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We hope you enjoyed this preview. This exhibition has been extended through the spring.
We look forward to your visit.

 

We're celebrating MLK, Jr. Weekend & Day of Service virtually

Join us on Saturday, Sunday & Monday, January 16-18, for a full weekend of family-fun virtual programs –complete with story time, an art demonstration, and even a call to action– to honor the life, memory, and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

You'll find complete information on our Programs for Kids & Families page.

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

The Museum offers a wide variety of engaging digital experiences. Our Virtual NLM@Night series includes fun and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty specifically for adults.

Upcoming Events Include:
How to Create Change: An Interactive Virtual Tour, Tuesday, January 26, 5pm
Cocktails with a Cause: Speak Up Open Mic Nite, Thursday, January 28, 5pm
Get You a Babe Who Can Do Both, Valentine’s Special, Saturday, February 13, 8pm

Click here to learn about these upcoming events.

Learn about NLM's Virtual Field Trip Programs

Looking for fun and educational virtual experiences for your students this school year? Let the National Liberty Museum’s educators bring liberty to life through tours, group discussions, games, crafts, and more that tell the amazing stories of ordinary people who did extraordinary things in the name of freedom and equality.

You'll find complete information here.

Support the Next Generation of Heroes

Each school year, we send NLM educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills, such as courage, integrity, responsibility, respect, and most important, empathy. We show them that they have the power through their First Amendment Rights to use these skills to make positive changes in their school and community.

Help us continue to bring this program to as many students as possible.
Click here to donate now.

You're invited to participate in a National Liberty Museum study

The Museum is asking for help in an important audience research study. The goal of this study is to understand how people became part of the NLM community; how they engage with NLM through programs and exhibitions; and how we can best serve you in the future.

As a token of our appreciation for participating in this research program, if you choose, your email address will be entered into a drawing for a $100 VISA gift card.

Click here to participate in our survey.

Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are honored

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event included several notable keynote speakers and was attended by the honorees, their families and colleagues,

Learn more here about their impressive and inspirational stories.

NLM Honors Medical Professionals

The National Liberty Museum is proud to host its annual Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community.

The 2020 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on December 3.
Click here to learn about the honorees.

NLM Honors Outstanding Educators in the Delaware Valley and Beyond

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 14th annual Teacher as Hero Award sponsored by State Farm® with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 24. The ceremony honored 10 inspiring teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students. To mark the occasion, State Farm Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional educators.

Learn their stories here.

NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.

Learn about these amazing young people here.