First Friday: Elemental Matters Opening Celebration

Join us for the opening celebration of Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry and meet the artists whose works are featured in the exhibit.

Elemental Matters features contemporary artists whose artwork uses the elements as symbol, material, or energy to transform ordinary associations about chemistry into something genuinely surprising and evocative.

The artists will be on hand for the opening and available for informal conversations about their work. 

CHF's permanent exhibit, Making Modernity, will also be open for viewing.

CHF joins over 40 Old City museums, galleries, and shops in opening its doors from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for First Friday. Learn more about First Fridays in Philadelphia's Old City Arts District.

Elemental Matters is generously supported by Kathryn Hach-Darrow.

Celebrate IYC 2011

Elemental Matters will be on display throughout the International Year of Chemistry (IYC2011), a worldwide celebration of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. 

Learn more about CHF's plans for a year's worth of activities that tell the story of chemistry at



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