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.
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.
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.
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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, and immersive soundscapes. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled “The Peace Portal.” It features a custom sound bath experience, Seeds of Love, written and produced by Philadelphia-based sound artist Luna Maye, in collaboration with composer Alfiya Glow.
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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.
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