Exhibitions at the NLM        

In addition to our Signature Galleries, the National Liberty Museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions in two galleries within our Museum, the Live Like a Hero Gallery and the Art Gallery@NLM. Both spaces enhance the Museum’s mission to inspire visitors to think about liberty as an ongoing human quest that we all share.

Live Like a Hero is a primary gallery space located just one floor up from our entrance level. Newly designated for temporary exhibitions, this gallery will feature a wide variety of mission-focused exhibits.

The Art Gallery@NLM, located on the lower level of the Museum, compliments the Museum’s permanent collection with art exhibits focusing on current themes. The Art Gallery@NLM hosts several exhibitions throughout the year featuring works by both local and international contemporary artists. These cutting-edge exhibitions enhance one’s understanding of the freedom of expression.

Use the links on the left to learn about the current and upcoming exhibits in our two temporary exhibition galleries. We will also provide information on opening receptions for new exhibitions, which may include performances, lectures, film screenings, and music.

If you would like to know more about our exhibitions or the artwork featured in the Museum’s permanent collection, our Exhibition Staff would be happy to assist you. They can also help you with art purchases, as many of the works that have been featured  in our temporary exhibitions are for sale. Please contact either Meegan Coll at mcoll@libertymuseum.org or Jocelyn Beaucher at jbeaucher@libertymuseum.org.



Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own unique interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is May 17.
Click here for complete details.

Giveback Workshops

On the first Saturday of each month from 10:30-noon, the NLM partners with a selected mission-driven nonprofit to give parents and children the opportunity to work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity for an important cause. This event is included with general admission, but registration is encouraged.

Learn more. Then, be sure to attend with YOUR family!

Read & 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.

Check our events calendar for Read & Romps scheduled for later this spring.

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. Please click here for the names of the 2019 winners.

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