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    Chocolate: The Exhibition
    Academy of Natural SciencesOctober 22, 2014
    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Chocolate: The Exhibition, showcases the treat that sparks desire and cravings from millions of people. The exhibit illustrates the effects the cacao bean has on the human culture, the global economy and the tropical ecosystem. Artists also display the journey of chocolate from a normal tree in the rainforest, over the Atlantic and how the cacao bean becomes a delicious treat through the addition of sugar. 

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    Pinned: Insect Art, Insect Science
    Academy of Natural SciencesOctober 22, 2014
    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Christopher Marley's art, made up of different specimens of insects, is featured in the exhibit Pinned: Insect Art, Insect Science. The variety of colors and textures allows viewers to see behind the beauty of nature. Marley creates visually elegant and intriguing mosaic pieces with a diversity of bugs, butterflies and beetles. The exhibit also displays different specimens alongside Marley's art to illustrated and explain why scientists pin insects on boards for their research. 

     

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    Audubon Page Turning
    Academy of Natural SciencesOctober 22, 2014 3:15 PM
    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography
    Philadelphia Museum of ArtOctober 22, 2014 10:00 AM
    2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19130

    The exhibition features the life's work of American photographer Paul Strand (1890-1976). His work is considered critical to the history of modern art and forms the core of this museum's modern photography collection. Strand had his breakthrough with his series of abstract and candid street portraits. 250 prints from his extended exploration of New England, Ghana, Morocco, France, Italy and Romania and many other countries are showcased at Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography. 

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    Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly
    Philadelphia Museum of ArtOctober 22, 2014 10:00 AM
    2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19130

    Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly is an exhibit featuring the clothing of American fashion designer Gerlan Marcel and her collection for the brand Gerlan Jeans. The collection is inspired by the renowned fashion designer Patrick Kelly (1954-1990). Marcel takes the signature buttons and bows from Kelly's designs and reinterprets them. Her designs are bright, colorful and full of pop culture references.  

     

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    Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love
    Philadelphia Museum of ArtOctober 22, 2014 10:00 AM
    2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19130

    Patrick Kelly (1954-1990) was a renowned American fashion designer. Runway of Love is an exhibit of his bright and elegant clothing designs.  Kelly drew his inspiration from the different cultural influences in his life. He grew up as a gay African American under the loving care of his mother and grandmother in the American South, later moving to New York. Patrick Kelly's creativity and happy outlook on life ended early due to AIDS. Drawings and videos from fashion shows and photographs by Horst P. Horst, Oliviero Toscani and Pierre et Gilles round out the exhibit.

     

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