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Exhibits at HSP

Step into the past and explore the countless stories in our collection with curated exhibits at HSP. 

Exhibits are open to both researchers and the public. They can be viewed free of charge anytime during library open hours

Current Exhibit

Part of our 200th Anniversary celebration. Learn more here.

Public Art in Philadelphia: A Legacy Shaped By Women​

On view January 30, 2024 - March 15, 2024

In Collaboration with the Association for Public Art

This display highlights the historic accomplishments and recent contributions of women who have worked in the public art field as artists, benefactors, and leaders. Exploring the Association for Public Art’s archival collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, as well as contemporary materials housed at aPA, the exhibit provides insight into the long-lasting impact of women’s contributions to the ongoing public art landscape, both locally and nationally.

First Friday Meet the Curator

March 1, 2024

5:30 PM l 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Signature Lecture

In partnership with the Association for Public Art, HSP is delighted to host artist Xenobia Bailey as its 200th Anniversary signature talk for the theme Soul of America: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts. Ms. Bailey is a fiber-artist, crocheter, designer, researcher, and cultural activist.

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Artist Talk: Xenobia Bailey

March 13, 2024

6:30 PM l 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

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