Illuminating Liberty

Date/Time

Nov 30, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Description

During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Philadelphia artist and soldier Charles Willson Peale produced several exhibitions of transparent paintings to celebrate important moments in the struggle for American Independence.  Painted on thin fabric or glass, these “scenes” were placed in windows and illuminated with candlelight from behind. The translucent effect was dazzling to viewers.  

The museum has revived this traditional form of celebration to mark the holiday season and express its gratitude to the generations of Americans who have struggled to secure and defend our liberty.

The display is best viewed at night. 

Cost

FREE

Location

View map Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Phone

215-253-3046

Location:

PA - Philadelphia

Free Event?:

No Cost

Approximate Cost Range Per Person:

Free

Ages:

All Ages/Families

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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