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19 Mar 2015

Folk Art Explorers: Day Trip to Philadelphia

Join the museum for a daylong exploration of traditional folk art in Philadelphia. After departing from the American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan by motor coach, the first stop will be a visit to a remarkable private collection in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. The collection features Shaker furniture, decorative arts, weathervanes, ceramics, Pennsylvania German redware and stoneware, and a significant display of antique, cast-iron penny banks. Guests will then proceed to downtown Philadelphia for a three-course meal at Rembrandt’s.

In the afternoon, guests will visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a private tour of Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection, led by collector and American Folk Art Museum trustee emerita Joan Johnson. These exquisite hand-drawn works on paper celebrate important moments in the personal and domestic lives of Pennsylvania Germans. With more than 230 fraktur on display by many of the finest and best-known fraktur artists, the exhibition showcases one of the leading private collections of fraktur in the country. The day will conclude with a return trip to the American Folk Art Museum.

$180; museum members only. Space is limited. For questions and for more information, please contact Anna Hessa at 212. 265. 1040, ext. 312, or

Price includes the following:

  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
  • Lunch at fine dining establishment
  • Admission and tour cost to museum
  • Light refreshments

Please note that Folk Art Explorers Trips are open only to museum members. If you are not currently a member, you can sign up for the trip and save $10 on any level of membership at the same time.


Image: Birth and Baptismal Certificate for Eleina Haack (born November 28, 1825) / Birth and Baptismal Certificate of Catharina Haack (born November 28, 1825), attributed to the Northampton County Artist (active c. 1816–1837), c. 1830, watercolor and ink on wove paper, 15 1/2 × 12 1/2″, collection Philadelphia Museum of Art, promised gift of Joan and Victor Johnson–482.

8:00 am–6:45 pm

$180; museum members only

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