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Online Exhibitions & Symposia

Looking Forward:
Re-Imagining The Athenæum of Philadelphia

Online version of exhibition from December 5, 2014-February 14, 2015

This online exhibition presents all of the entries in the Athenaeum's conceptual architectural competition to design an Athenaeum of the year 2050.


Yellowbacks: Don't Judge These Victorian Books By Their Covers

Online version of exhibition from March 6-March 31, 2015

This online version contains all of the Athenaeum's yellowbacks, not only those that were featured in the physical exhibition.

Jacob Stelman: Architectural Photography, 1936-1970

Online version of exhibition from August 31-November 7, 2009


Fans at The Athenaeum

This online exhibition is made possible through a generous grant from the Fan Association of North America (FANA).

Keeping Time: Clocks at The Athenaeum

  Elegant Things & Vile Uses: The Civil War and The United States Capitol Building

Online version of exhibition from April 9-May 18, 2012

Gasoliers to Chandeliers: Lighting Fixtures of The Athenaeum

Art Bound: Book Design Past & Present

Online version of exhibition from June 16- August 28, 2008

Chess at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia


Thomas Ustick Walter: Historic Architecture for a Modern World

Online version of exhibition from April 3- September 30, 2004

The Art of the Fan: Beyond the Victorian Lady

Online version of exhibition from February 1-March 16, 2013
  Developing Urban Images: 50 Years of Philadelphia Architecture as Seen Through the Lens of Lawrence S. Williams

Online version of exhibition from November 5, 2003- February 27, 2004

Cast in Bronze at The Athenaeum: 19th Century Bronze Sculpture


American House Museums in the 21st Century

Papers from a symposium held at the Athenaeum from December 4-5, 1998