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Sep 9 - Jul 4 2023


At the heart of our social and political divide lie questions of truth – how it is defined, by whom and for what purpose. truth*uses multiple lenses to bring current thoughts, questions and debates into focus. In an immersive and interactive space built by a community of thinkers and creators, we provide tools to navigate and engage in these critical conversations. With powerful visuals and activities that promote self-reflection and shared experiences, truth* invites us to consider how the quest for truth opens our minds to new ideas and perspectives, leading to a more connected and understanding world.    
  • Sep 9 - Jul 4 2023

  • National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106



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Truth Exhibition End


A companion experience in the Liberty Learning Lab features three interactives that call on visitors to employ skills of perception, analysis, and critical thinking. These include a “Truth Investigation Station” and a talk-back wall inviting visitors to share their own strategies for reading and assessing new information. In addition, two installations by Philadelphia-based artists complementing the exhibition provide opportunities for reflection on truth is our times.  

truth* is accompanied by a robust public program, including a line-up of speaker programs and discussions; a voter information session in advance of the upcoming mid-term elections; NLM at Night programs, and a family event. Field trips – onsite and virtual – are available for schools, and teachers can take part in an Educator Open House and download free educator resources to explore media literacy in the classroom.  

truth* Advisory Committee

Hammam Aldouri, Temple University
Lauren Cristella, Committee of Seventy
Lee McIntyre, Boston University
Kermit Roosevelt III, University of Pennsylvania
Jason Steinhauer, Woodrow Wilson Center
Rachel Zimmerman, InLiquid 

About the Artists

Joseph Lazaro Rodriguez, a multidisciplinary artist residing in Philadelphia, uses his personal experiences to create paintings, drawings, sculptures, and large-scale multi-channel video installations.  

williamCromar, a Philadelphia-based artist hybridizing a variety of media expressions into immersive art experiences, is director of the MakerSpace at Penn State Abington College, where he teaches new media art. 

Educator Resources

Educator Resource Guide

Educator Resource Guide – Additional Classroom Materials


Thu ‒ Mon: 10am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $12 Seniors (65+): $10 Students (with valid ID): $8 Youth (ages 6–17): $6 Children (under 5): No Charge Museum Members: Free

321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106 (215) 925-2800