Politics, Porcelain and Revolution: A Discussion and Demonstration with Ceramicist Michelle Erickson
Internationally acclaimed artist Michelle Erickson has created exquisite ceramic pieces for the major motion picture The Patriot, HBO’s series John Adams, and even for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Now she is joining the Museum of the American Revolution to showcase her scholarship and craftsmanship with a special evening program on Thursday, Dec. 6 and a live ceramic demonstration on Saturday, Dec. 8. The Museum will continue the ceramics-themed weekend with a create-your-own ice cream bowl workshop, in partnership with The Clay Studio, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
What can a life tell us about an era? Next fall, the Museum of the American Revolution will present its first international loan exhibition, "Redcoat & Revolutions: Richard St. George in America and Ireland," anchored by two significant portraits painted by English artist Thomas Gainsborough and Irish artist Hugh Douglas Hamilton, neither of which has ever been displayed in the United States.
Treasured family heirlooms that once belonged to Alexander and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton are now on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution. They are on loan from Douglas Hamilton, the fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton.
This holiday season, there are so many reasons to bring the whole family to the Museum of the American Revolution! Visitors of all ages will enjoy the Museum’s special hands-on exhibit Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia and can participate in festive “History in the Making” crafts, activities and demonstrations showcasing life in the Museum’s neighborhood during the 18th Century.
Philadelphia earned a reputation in the 1700’s as the capital city of craft, and the city’s maker movement is still alive and well today. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5 – 8 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution’s Ceramics in the City-themed History After Hours event will celebrate the craftspeople, artisans, and artificers who made the Revolution possible and those who continue to make Philadelphia a hub for the handmade.
Got a Hamilton lover in the family? The Museum of the American Revolution has your holiday shopping list covered with unique gifts for the whole HamFam at all price points, from books to apparel and even a Hamilton-themed getaway. Gift items are available at the Museum’s shop (Museum admission not required for entry) or online.
Historian Colin G. Calloway to Discuss 2018 National Book Award Finalist “The Indian World of George Washington,” Nov. 29
Author and historian Colin G. Calloway will discuss his new book The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation (2018), which was recently announced as a finalist for the 2018 National Book Awards, at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 6 p.m. The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
It’s Hamiltime! Enjoy Double the Hamilton with Exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution and National Constitution Center
Move over, New York! Hamilton mania has descended on Philly. Even before the smash hit Broadway musical comes to town next year, Hamil-fans can get their fix with two exhibits that perfectly complement each other and are accessible with one discounted ticket. The joint ticket includes admission to the Museum of the American Revolution and its new, hands-on experience Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia, which opens Oct. 27, as well as to the National Constitution Center and its recently extended Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation exhibit.
Acclaimed Filmmaker Ken Burns to Receive “Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award” in April 2019
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will receive the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award in April 2019. Through more than four decades of masterful storytelling, Burns has illuminated the people, places, and events that shaped our nation’s history and the bold American spirit at its core.
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the appointment of Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, currently Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programming for the Museum, as President and CEO, effective Nov. 1, 2018. Since 2007, Stephenson has led the development of the Museum’s award-winning exhibitions, multimedia experiences, and educational programming, as well as overseeing the care and expansion of its rich collection of art and artifacts.