Exhibitions at the NLM

In addition to our Signature Galleries, the National Liberty Museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions that reflect our mission to inspire visitors to think about liberty as an ongoing human quest we all share.

One of the Museum’s galleries, the GlassAccess Gallery on our lower level, specifically features glass art exhibitions by both local and international contemporary glass artists. These exhibitions present a variety of liberty-related themes, while showcasing different techniques for the medium of glass.  Click here for the current exhibit in our Glass Access Gallery.

Other spaces within the Museum, welcome exhibitions of varying themes, which continually enhance our visitors’ experience at the NLM. Our upcoming exhibition is Forbidden Art, a collection of 20 powerful images of fragile and rare examples of art made illegally by Jewish and Polish prisoners in the German Nazi Auschwitz Concentration and Extermination Camp. Forbidden Art will be on display from Monday, November 11, 2019 – Monday, April 12, 2020.


We Can Be Heroes Exhibition –
Call to Artists

Philly Loves Bowie Week (January 3-12) is an annual volunteer production created by a family of committed fans of the superstar David Bowie who felt it was important to gather together as a community to celebrate a truly one-of-a-kind performer. The National Liberty Museum will be participating in these Bowie-themed events with an exhibition in our GlassAccess Gallery called, We Can Be Heroes.

Artists who use glass, clay, paint, pencil, video, and other materials are invited to submit their works which relate to the general theme of David Bowie. Learn more and apply to participate today.

Destined for the Stars
by Ricky Bernstein

Destined for the Stars, a solo exhibition of painted glass, aluminum, and mixed media wall-reliefs. will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from August 2 - December 2, 2019. In this limited-time show, artist Ricky Bernstein celebrates victories over life’s everyday challenges, making the point that we are all heroes in our own right. Don't miss the opportunity to see this colorful and imaginative display. Learn more.

Learn about the 2019 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. The 2019 Awards have been presented to this year's honorees, Please click here for the names of the winners.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Read and Romp

Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries.

The upcoming Read & Romps will be held on Monday morning October 21. Check our events calendar for complete details.