Past Events

Monday, April 27, 2020 (All day)

Today's Rising is the release of a new video, based on David Lang's protect yourself from infection. The music was commissioned by us last summer for the Mutter Museum's Spit Spreads Death exhibition, which commemorated the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. We had no idea how timely this would become so we made this film. A more detailed commentary is below.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 7:30pm

With the 2019-2020 season starting in September, Teatro Esperanza is now devoting the summer to adding some finishing touches to the new space. According to Rhoads, “by the launch of our first full season, Teatro Esperanza will be fully outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment to support live productions in music, theater, and dance; a cinema series; and a recording and broadcast studio to serve our community and spotlight the very best in Latino arts and culture.”

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

In the cross-cultural spirit of The Rosenbach’s Manjiro manuscript, this hands-on workshop will introduce you to using brush and ink in two art practices: Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy; and Sumi-e, or ink painting. The workshop will be led by Janice Merendino, an exhibiting artist who has worked with brush-and-ink painting for over 40 years.

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

During this time of quarantine, it's important to socialize and have fun! And it's even better when you can do so by practicing your French and sharing your love of cinema and Francophones cultures.

 

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Friday, April 24, 2020 (All day)

One of the best ways you can help the Institute is to become a Friend. It’s also the best way to stay informed about what’s going on at the Wagner. All Friends receive our annual catalog, advance announcements for lectures and open houses, invitations to our new member programs, and a 10% discount in the Museum Shop. Members at the $35 level or above also enjoy fee-free course certificates and discounts for special events and receptions. Best of all, you’ll have the satisfaction of helping keep the Wagner and its programs going strong.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Be Your Own Boss Bowl (BYOBB) Competition started in 1997 at Temple University as the “Business Plan Competition” and has since evolved into the Be Your Own Boss Bowl, one of the nation’s most lucrative pitch competitions for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 10:00am

Dialogue & Diplomacy: A Chat with Yelena Potapova.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

Join us for an impactful webinar with Denise White, CEO and Founder of EAG Sports Management. Engage in a critical conversation with a pro in career management, contingency planning and crisis control within the sporting and entertainment industries. Leverage the knowledge of an elite industry leader, to develop your own career plan targeted for success!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:30am

The ACG and Atlantik-Brücke will host a digital discussion as part of the 2020 German-American Conference on COVID-19 and the Mess it Creates for the Global Economy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 6:30pm
We know this month's newsletter looks a little different from past editions, which typically highlight all the fun events we have coming up that month at Independence Seaport Museum. But we still have plenty of ways for you to get involved and exciting events to "attend"! 
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Watch ONLINE via ZOOM from the safety and comfort of your home. A link with instructions will be provided one hour prior to this virtual lecture.

During the first quarter of the 20th century, Philadelphians built what was, for a short time, one of the country’s largest urban park systems. Elizabeth Milroy, Professor and Director of the Art History Program at Drexel University, will reveal how art and politics combined to influence the expansion of green spaces in the city.

$20 | General Admission

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 5:50pm - 7:00pm

There are currently three shooting wars in the Arab Middle East — in Yemen, in Libya, and, of course, the charnel house of Syria.

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

“Le Cercle Francophone d’Histoire” is a group that combines love of the French language and of history. Lectures are conducted exclusively in French.

According to an established calendar, a pre-selected theme is discussed during each presentation. Prior to the sessions, participants may do their own research in order to familiarize themselves with the period and theme. However, there is no need to be an expert in any of the historical subjects discussed.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
OPEN HOUSE DAY POSTPONED (updated 3/16/20)

Out of consideration for the health and safety of all involved and following the recommendations of the CDC and the City of Philadelphia, we have decided to postpone the National Historic Landmark Open House Day that was scheduled on April 18th.

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm

The Strawbridge Observatory at Haverford College houses 12-inch and 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes which are actively used by students in Haverford astronomy classes. The telescopes are also periodically made available for public use with teaching assistants and/or professors present to provide assistance and background information about what is being viewed.

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 7:30pm

With the 2019-2020 season starting in September, Teatro Esperanza is now devoting the summer to adding some finishing touches to the new space. According to Rhoads, “by the launch of our first full season, Teatro Esperanza will be fully outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment to support live productions in music, theater, and dance; a cinema series; and a recording and broadcast studio to serve our community and spotlight the very best in Latino arts and culture.”

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship offers local community engagement opportunities, community-engaged courses and curricular pathways, and financial support for student and faculty activities that advance peace, social justice, and global citizenship.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Attendees of this Executive Briefing will gain context of how shifting interdependencies impact the future of geopolitics. We will explore both positive and negative interdependencies including supply chains, global trade, the medical system, the role of borders, and U.S./China relations.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

We've reached a point when everyone wants to have innovation, but most people don't know how. CREATE THE FUTURE by New York Times bestselling author and Trend Hunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche is a visionary and a visually striking playbook for grabbing hold of tomorrow’s opportunities with disruptive innovation.