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(To make a reservation call 215-925-2688 or email events@philaathenaeum.org unless other instructions are given)

     
     
April 17 6:00pm Saturnalia Books Poetry Reading.  Free. Additional program information. Reservations Required
     
April 18   Athenaeum closed for Good Friday
     
April 19 11:00am-3:00pm Athenaeum closed.
     
April 24 6:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Athenaeum Gala Dinner Registration
     
May 3 11:00am-3:00pm First Saturday, Athenaeum open.
     
May 5 9:30am-4:00pm Coffee Day in Members Reading Room.  Members Only Event
     
May 7 12:00-1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exploring The Athenaeum, Tips of The Iceberg: Join Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture Bruce Laverty for the next talk in this monthly series.  May will focus on the Great Tall Case Clock in the Busch Reading Room, by Isaiah Lukens, ca.1840.  Reservations Required
     
May 8 5:30pm Literary Award for Art and Architecture: George H. Marcus and William Whitaker, The Houses of Louis Kahn Free.  Additional program information. Reservations Required 
     
May 9 2:30pm Society Hill-Hot and Healthy: “365 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep,” Ronald L. Kotler, M.D., D.A.B.S.M. Free. Reservations Required
     
May 10 11:00am-3:00pm Second Saturday, Athenaeum open.
     
May 13 11:00am Socrates Cafe Discussion Group.  RSVP to Gil Feinberg at gsfesq@verizon.net
     
May 15 5:30pm Nathaniel Popkin, Lion and Leopard
"French and Russian Intrigue at the heart of Popkin's Lion and Leopard: A lecture and reading"
Popkin will explore the roles of Joseph Bonaparte and Pavel Svinin in his historical novel, set in early 19th c Philadelphia. Talk, slideshow, and reading that revolve around the historical characters Joseph Bonaparte and Pavel Svinin Popkin has adapted for Lion and Leopard.
Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Online payment and additional program information. Reservations Required
     
May 17 11:00am-3:00pm Third Saturday, Athenaeum open.
     
May 19 5:30pm Literary Award: Adrian Raine, The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime.  Free.  Additional program information. Reservations Required 
     
May 26   Athenaeum closed for Memorial Day
     
June 4 12:00-1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exploring The Athenaeum, Tips of The Iceberg: Join Executive Director Sandra Tatman for the next talk in this monthly series.  June will focus on the sculpture Pauline Bonaparte Borghese by Antonio Canova, ca.1811.  Reservations Required
     
June 6 5:30-7:30pm Athenaeum Book Sale Members Opening (Wine and Cheese Reception).  Reservations Required Members Only Event
     
June 7 11:00am-3:00pm Athenaeum Book Sale.
     
June 9-13 10:00am-4:00pm Athenaeum Book Sale
     
June 14 11:00am-3:00pm Athenaeum Book Sale
     
July 2 12:00-1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exploring The Athenaeum, Tips of The Iceberg: Join Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture Bruce Laverty for the next talk in this monthly series.  July will focus on the drawings of architect Benjamin Linfoot (1840-1912).  Reservations Required
     
August 6 12:00-1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exploring The Athenaeum, Tips of The Iceberg: Join Executive Director Sandra Tatman for the next talk in this monthly series.  August will focus on two paintings of Lydia Leaming. The first is by Thomas Sully (1806) and the other is a later portrait by George Inman (n.d.).  Reservations Required
     
September 3 12:00-1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exploring The Athenaeum, Tips of The Iceberg: Join Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture Bruce Laverty for the next talk in this monthly series.  September will focus on the work of photographer Jacob Stelman (1905-1974).  Reservations Required
     
October 1 12:00-1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exploring The Athenaeum, Tips of The Iceberg: Join Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture Bruce Laverty for the next talk in this monthly series.  October will focus on architect Thomas Ustick Walter's designs for the U. S. Capitol building.  Reservations Required
     
November 5 12:00-1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exploring The Athenaeum, Tips of The Iceberg: Join Gladys Executive Director Sandra Tatman for the next talk in this monthly series.  November will focus on a desk made by cabinetmaker Michel Bouvier for Joseph Bonaparte, ca. 1818-1820.  Reservations Required
     
December 3 12:00-1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exploring The Athenaeum, Tips of The Iceberg: Join Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture Bruce Laverty for the next talk in this monthly series.  December will focus on the photography of Karl F. Lutz (1896-1976).  Reservations Required