The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress in Washington, DC, is a cathedral of books. Founded in 1800, it is the world’s largest library. The Thomas Jefferson Building opened in 1897, and Thomas Jefferson’s personal library is on exhibit there. The Great Hall and the Main Reading Room are below. A list of public events can be accessed here.










The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

The roses are in bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The Cranford Rose Garden opened in 1928 and holds one of the largest collections of roses in North America, with over 1000 species. The bronze statue by American sculpturer Harriet Whitney Frishmuth is called the Roses of Yesterday and is also known as the Rose Maiden.

Palm House

pink roses

Rose Garden Sculpture

More Roses

Sculpture garden

Pink Roses

Garden Vista

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The Philadelphia Flower Show

The theme of this year’s PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is Holland: Flowering the World. The show includes 6,000 flowers hanging upside down and 30,000 tulips at the entrance, plus an Ecodome. The large dome displays the Netherlands’ green techniques including solar power, recycled concrete, converting rainwater into drinking water, bio-based furniture and other sustainability efforts. The Dutch are the number one exporter of flowers in the world, producing four billion tulip bulbs each year. The show runs from March 11th – 19th, 2017.



floral canopy

floral bridge

tulips galore

bike on bridge

bike wheels and tulips

floral light bulbs

pink orchids





Chihuly Venetians Glass Exhibit at the Reading Public Museum

The “CHIHULY’S Venetians: The George R. Stroemple Collection” glass exhibit is on display at the Reading Public Museum from November 5th, 2016 to January 8th, 2017. Dale Chihuly was inspired by Italian Art Deco glass on a trip to Venice in 1998. You can read more about the exhibit on BCTV’s website here.

Chihuly extravaganza

Persian Sculpture Set

CHIHULY Sculpture

Pink CHIHULY Sculpture

Spitfire Red Piccolo Venetian

Persimmon Piccolo Venetian with Orange Swizzles

Dale Chihuly Sculpture


More Chihuly Sculpture



The Long’s Park Art Festival in Lancaster, PA

The Long’s Park Art Festival in Lancaster, PA held its 38th annual fine art show over Labor Day weekend. There were more than 200 artists from over 30 states exhibiting their artwork around Long’s Park scenic lake. Live music and art activities for kids using recycled materials were provided, while food from local restaurants was available. Sculptures below include Bird In Hand, American Dog, and Retro Trees by Massachusetts metal sculptor Dale Rogers whose work can be viewed in public spaces all over the country.


Sculpture by Lake

Dog Sculpture

Art Festival picnic tables

Longs Park Sign

Long's Park Bridge

View of Longs Park Lake

Hand Sculpture


The High Line Park in New York City

The High Line in New York City is a park built on an old elevated train track on the West Side of Manhattan. Below are views from an August evening.

High Line From Street

High Line Flowers

High Line Sculpture

Ice Cream Sculpture

High Line 1

High Line 3



The 67th Kutztown Folk Festival

The 67th Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, runs from July 2nd to July 10th, 2016.

two hex signs

Hex signs on display

Hex signs for sale

Drinka stand

Quilts for sale

log bunnies for sale

horse-pulled ride


Llama and a goose


Happy July 4th!


The Philadelphia Flower Show: Explore America

The theme of this year’s PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is Explore America, 100 Years of the National Park Service. The exhibits are inspired by different national parks, including Yellowstone National Park, Acadia National Park, the Cape Cod National Seashore, Arches National Park, and others. Children can become Junior Rangers by completing the Philadelphia Flower Show Explorer’s Journal and taking the Park Ranger oath at the Ranger Station where they earn a Junior Ranger Badge. The show runs from March 5th to March 13th, 2016.

Flower Show entrance

Flower Show American Buffalo statue

Floral Liberty Bell

Waterfall display

Flower show exhibit

Floral Display



More flowers





The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City

The Whitney Museum of American Art moved downtown near High Line Park and Chelsea Market.

Whitney Museum entrance

Frank Stella: A Retrospective is currently on exhibition.

Whitney Museum Art

The Whitney Kids Frank Stella Activity Guides

are available at the front desk.

Frank Stella Exhibit

The outdoor sculpture terrace…

Whitney Museum Outdoors

The outdoor stairs…

Whitney Museum Outdoors Stairs

View of the Hudson River…

Hudson River view





Brooklyn Scenes

The “Alligator” by sculptor Tom Otterness

MetroTech Tree

at MetroTech Commons park.

MetroTech Alligator

Paul Sisko’s red sculpture “Balanced Cylinders”

MetroTech Center Red Sculpture

at MetroTech Center.

Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway

Pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge.

View from Brooklyn Bridge

Pier 1 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Manhattan View from Pier 1

Modified Social Bench NY #05 by Jeppe Hein.

Pier 1 Sculpture

A scavenger hunt for the 18 sculptures in

Jeppe Hein’s Please Touch The Art exhibit

(through April 17, 2016) is available here.