Athenaeum Lithophane Collection

First Friday: Athenaeum Lithophane Collection

Lithophanes are three-dimensional translucent porcelain pieces that reveal surprisingly detailed images when back lit. Popular during the 19th-century, lithophanes took various forms such as fireplace screens, lamp shades, and even teacups. The images often depicted scenes from nature, travel, religion and mythology. On First Friday, December 3rd, from 5 to 7pm, the Athenaeum will feature a special display of its Victorian-era lithophane collection.

Also on view, the last night for "Inspired Sound: Philadelphia's Pipe Organ Heritage".