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Member Saturday: Meet the Artist

June 20, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Member Saturday: Meet the Artist

Members only. Registration required.

Meet an artist with an installation at Eastern State and learn more about what it’s like to create site-specific art for the penitentiary.

Have you ever wondered what inspires artists to install work here? Or are you curious about what their artistic process entails? Maybe you want to learn more about how the lack of climate control and overall conditions at the penitentiary affect their process.

This is your chance to ask these questions and more. Join Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation Sean Kelley and one of our artists for a Q&A about the process of applying for funding, creating art, and installing it here at Eastern State. The featured artist will be announced at a later date.

This event is free for all members. Reserve free tickets online or call 215-236-5111 x224. Space is limited. 

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a special members-only program.

Experience Eastern State as only members can, through exclusive tours on the third Saturday of each month at 11:00 am. These unique, members-only events shed light on new historical findings, take you behind the scenes, and much more. Discover our collections, explore our site, illuminate history, and make unexpected connections.

Not a Member? Join today! Questions? Email us at [email protected]


Photo: Artist installation by Jesse Krimes titled Apokaluptein16389067:II, photographed by Darryl Moran.

2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner