The Free Library of Philadelphia mounts two exhibitions. Quill & Brush: Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Material Culture will feature original fraktur works along with Pennsylvania German artifacts, manuscripts, and ephemera; Word & Image: Contemporary Artists Connect to Fraktur will showcase the work of seven artists. Visitors will be able to examine the aesthetics of fraktur and how it has influenced art and the look of everyday objects. (March 2-June 14, 215-686-5322 or www.freelibrary.org.)
A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life
The Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library explores the area’s German culture and related folk art in an exhibition of decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery. (March 1-Jan. 3, 2016, 800-448-3883 or www.winterthur.org.)
Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents vivid examples of this unique folk art. (Feb. 1-April 26, 215-763-8100 or www.philamuseum.org.)
Visitors coming to Pennsylvania from outside the state often associate Pennsylvania Dutch culture with the Amish of Lancaster County, sometimes even assuming that the group is representative of all Pennsylvania ...
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Originally produced in 1998 for PBS, this documentary traces the arrival of the PA Dutch in America, along with their visual culture.
Synopsis: Explores the handicrafts and traditional arts of the "Pennsylvania ...