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Tour of the Athenaeum at 11 AM (almost full - see 1:30 tour)
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 11:00 AM
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
219 S. 6th St.
Members and their guests
Two tour times! This 11 AM tour is filling fast, but the Athenaeum has offered a second tour, at 1:30 PM. Click here to go to that event and register if there's no space at 11.
Join us as we visit the Athenaeum for a tour of its National Landmark, 1845 Italianate Revival building and gallery exhibition.
The Athenaeum is an independent, special-collections library and museum housed in an exquisite Italianate Revival brownstone, the first of its kind in the city. The featured exhibition (November 7, 2022 - January 23, 2023) will be Rhythm and Meaning: Henri Matisse's Jazz. All 20 plates of Jazz, the most well-known of Matisse’s illustrated books, will be on display in full, the first time in Philadelphia since the mid-20th century. The exhibition explores Jazz as an intermingling of the written word, bound volume, and work of art. This edition is from the collection of Athenaeum members Frances and Michael Baylson.
Please register online or at 267-444-4507 (M-F, 9-6), as numbers are limited. Later, we will let you know about transit, carpooling, and lunch options.
COVID Precautions: Vaccinations and boosters are required. Masks may be required except while eating.
Members and their guests. Free. Registration required.