First Friday: Night at the Alchemical Laboratory

First Friday at CHF

Detail from The Alchemist’s Experiment Takes Fire, Hendrick Heerschop, 1687. CHF Collections. Photograph by Gregory Tobias.

Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:

CHF
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
RSVP Online: No Registration Required

Secrets revealed! Alchemy comes to life in the CHF art collection, with the help of our in-house scholars. Donna Bilak transmutes your mind to reveal the hidden meaning in alchemical images. Elisabeth Berry Drago gives you X-ray vision to explore the technology of making alchemical art. Take home your own hand-painted alchemical pictures! 

With a special guest appearance by the rockin’ alchemical savant Count Michael Maier (died 1622 . . . or did he?).

Presentations at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m.

About First Fridays

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

First Fridays at CHF are always free and open to the public; no registration required. For more information about our First Friday programs, call 215.925.2222 or e-mail museum@chemheritage.org.

Sponsors

First Fridays at CHF are made possible with generous support from BNY Mellon Wealth Management and DuPont.

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