On view October 16, 2020 – February 13, 2021

Philly’s Freedom is now open.

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(Special priority access for seniors and immunocompromised individuals from 10-11AM each day.)

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 in our newest exhibition, Philly’s Freedom.

Through more than 75 works of art, Philly’s Freedom invites you on a journey to explore what freedom means to 50+ artists as they use stories, reflections, and images to inspire us to see freedom and liberty as an ongoing human quest we all share.


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. We look forward to your visit.

 

NLM reopens with a brand new exhibition focusing on freedom

NLM's newest exhibition explores what freedom means through a diverse collection of work from more than 50 Philadelphia artists. The Opening Weekend is October 16-18, 10AM-7PM.

Learn more and purchase your time tickets now.

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.

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

Although the National Liberty Museum is now open, we will continue to offer varied and engaging digital experiences for those of you who are not quite ready to return to the Museum in person. Our Virtual NLM@Night series offers fun, engaging, and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty to adult audiences.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

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 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.