Upcoming Exhibitions at the NLM

 

 

Graphic Content will feature graphic-centered artworks that act as social commentary, taking inspiration from counterculture tradition and giving voice to those outside the mainstream. It will feature artists who do not shy away from confronting and responding to difficult issues within their creative process. The artwork will embody the artists’ personal reflections on the current social and political climate.

Graphic Content contains a number of uncensored artworks that feature violence, profanity, nudity, and racially sensitive imagery. May not be suitable for all ages.

Caretoons 2021
As a companion piece to Graphic Content, the NLM is bringing back select pieces from Caretoons, a popular annual exhibition/competition that ran from 2005-2010. In creating Caretoons, the NLM wanted to design an exhibition that used the powerful artform of cartooning to celebrate diversity, inclusion, liberty, and freedom. Through drawings submitted by children, as well as amateur and professional artists from around the world, the images in Caretoons grapple with contemporary issues through the approachable lens of cartoons and graphic art.

Members Only Preview, June 17, 5pm -on-site
Would you like early access to this exhibition? We are inviting Museum members to a Members-only Preview on June 17, 2021 at 5pm. This special evening includes fun and informative pop-up chats with Graphic Content artists, as well as light refreshments. Not a member? Become a member today to receive year-long free Museum admission and other benefits.

The is a Members-Only FREE event. Please register below.

Register for the Graphic Content Exhibition Members-Only Preview on June 17.


 

Exhibition Opening Event, June 18, 5pm -on-site
Join the National Liberty Museum as we celebrate our newest exhibition, Graphic Content, with an adult after-hours party! Every 30 minutes, hear from artists about how their graphic-centered artwork acts as social commentary with special pop-up artist chats. The fun continues with custom t-shirt printing from Philadelphia’s Awesome Dudes Printing. (These t-shirts will be available for purchase at the NLM gift shop) and two chances to see a VERY ADULT Drag Queen Storytime performed by Miss Brittany Lynn at 7pm and 8pm. You can also purchase tickets to be redeemed for cocktails made by one of Philly’s favorite bars, Tattooed Mom. While you are there, don’t forget to browse items on sale from local artists!

Ticket price includes admission to the Museum. First 50 attendees receive a complimentary beer from SlyFox Brewery (MUST show ID). Drink tickets for Tattooed Mom are $10. Special Offer: Purchase a Tattooed Mom drink ticket along with your admission and save 10%! $12 (general); $8 (student); $0 (members)

This event is for ages 18+. Please register below.

Register for the Exhibition Opening on June 18.

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Fall is for kids and Families
at the NLM.

The NLM offers a full calendar of virtual and on-site programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all.

Check out our exciting list of upcoming events for the fall.


Strength & Fragility Exhibition

*Final weeks to see the Peace Portal!

Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM highlights the life of the Museum’s founder Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to the creation of the National Liberty Museum. Strength & Fragility includes engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, immersive soundscapes and –*through September 12 only!– a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled the "Peace Portal.” Be sure to see this exhibition before the Peace Portal is taken down.

You'll find complete information here.

Art that acts as Social Commentary

The Graphic Content exhibition features graphic-centered artworks that take inspiration from counterculture tradition and give voice to those outside the mainstream. It features works that embody the artists' personal reflections on the current social and political climate.

The exhibition is on view through November 7, 2021
Learn more and purchase your Museum tickets now.

The artform of cartooning celebrates diversity, liberty, and inclusion

As a companion piece to the Graphic Content Exhibition, the NLM has brought back select pieces from Caretoons, a popular annual exhibition/competition that ran from 2005-2010. Through drawings submitted by children, as well as amateur and professional artists from around the world, the images in Caretoons grapple with contemporary issues through the approachable lens of cartoons and graphic art.

Click here to learn more and purchase your Museum tickets.

An exhibition celebrating NLM Award Winners

Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.

Click here to learn more and purchase Museum tickets.

Events at NLM

The NLM hosts a robust calendar of programs and events for adults, from thought-provoking panel discussions to fun and engaging tours and workshops.

To see what's happening this summer, click here.


For special evening adult programs, visit NLM@Night.

Virtual Guided Group Tours now available

Here's a great way to enjoy the NLM. Our staff will lead you on a virtual tour of the Museum, as they explain our history, our mission, and our special exhibitions. We offer a range of virtual guided tour themes or we can customize a tour specifically for your group.

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.

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 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.