National Constitution Center

Creatively Speaking
7:31 am
Fri October 18, 2013

150 Celebrated News Photographs: The Pulitzer Winners On Display in Philadelphia

Slava Veder's BURST OF JOY, 1974 Pulitzer winner

The National Constitution Center's new exhibition includes many of the world's most celebrated journalistic photographs. WRTI's Jim Cotter reports.

The Pulitzer Prizes were originally established by a bequest from newspaper baron Joseph Pulitzer, a century ago, to recognize exceptional contributions to journalism and literature.  Prizes for music and photography were added in the early 1940s.

The Constitution Center's Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs is a moving exposition of prize-winning images from the past 70 years.

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Creatively Speaking
6:45 am
Mon August 19, 2013

1968 At The National Constitution Center

The musical Hair opened on Broadway, and 2001: A Space Odyssey was at the movies. It was also in 1968 that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, and 14,000 American military personnel died in Vietnam.

A transformative year across American culture, 1968 is explored in a new exhibition that's now on view at the National Constitution Center. The 1968 Exhibit runs through September 2nd, 2013

Listen to Susan Lewis' interview with Minnesota Historical Society's Brian Horrigan, lead curator of The 1968 Exhibit.

Creatively Speaking
1:13 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Jeffrey Rosen On The Importance of Constitutional Conversations

National Constitution Center's new President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia has an important role to play in 21st-century public discourse. That’s the view of its new president and CEO. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

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Creatively Speaking
8:17 am
Mon June 24, 2013

How Transformative Was 1968?

The musical Hair opened on Broadway, and 2001: A Space Odyssey was at the movies. It was also in 1968 that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, and 14,000 American military personnel died in Vietnam.

A transformative year across American culture, 1968 is explored in a new exhibition that's now on view at the National Constitution Center. The 1968 Exhibit runs through September 2nd, 2013.

Listen to Susan Lewis' interview with Minnesota Historical Society's Brian Horrigan, lead curator of The 1968 Exhibit.

Creatively Speaking
4:14 pm
Sat December 22, 2012

No Booze at The Constitution Center

As the National Constitution Center stages a major exhibition on Prohibition, Susan Lewis looks at the early 20th-century ban on alcohol and its consequences for American culture.

News & Views
11:02 am
Mon November 5, 2012

National Constitution Center Examines the Legacy of Prohibition

Although it did not explicitly ban drinking, the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors. Ratified in 1919, it took effect in 1920. By the time of its repeal, 13 years later in 1933, prohibition had triggered major changes in the American social, political and economic landscape.  The National Constitution Center is now staging an exhibition about that era.


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Creatively Speaking
5:05 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Notes On A Dry Country

As the National Constitution Center stages a major exhibition on Prohibition, WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the early 20th-century ban on alcohol, and its consequences for American culture.

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is at the National Constitution Center from October 19, 2012 to April 28, 2013.

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News & Views
4:37 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Presidential Artifacts: A New Exhibition At The National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia has on display 30 presidential artifacts from the 1700s to the present. WRTI's Timothy Churchill looks at a few choice items from past presidential campaigns as the current contest between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney heats up. Information about the exhibition

News and Views
11:01 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Two Exhibitions at National Constitution Center Expose the REAL George Washington

GEORGE WASHINGTON Gilbert Stuart (1755 - 1828), American Oil on canvas, ca. 1798, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Gift of Caroline H. Richardson, 1904
Creatively Speaking
10:46 am
Sat May 1, 2010

Phila Orch in Korea--Leah Stein Dance MILL TONES--ANCIENT ROME & AMERICA--Leah Partridge LA TRAVIATA

David Patrick Stearns reports from Korea on the first week of the Philadelphia Orchestra's 2010 Asia tour.

On May 1st and 2nd, 2010, the Leah Stein Dance Company performs Mill Tones, a site-specific work at Historic Rittenhouse Town, the National Historic Landmark in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Jim Cotter speaks with Leah Stein.

Susan Lewis explores an exhibition at the National Constitution Center that highlights the influence of Ancient Rome on American culture.

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