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.)
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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 ...
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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UPDATE: You can find the full PA Books episode featuring Corinne and Russell Earnest discussing their book 'The Heart of Taufschein' here.
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The exhibition encompasses the period from 1750 to around 1850 and includes works by many of the finest and best ...
→ The Historian: Fraktur, the folk art of the Pa. Germans - berksmontnews.com
Read this article for a concise introduction to the basics of Fraktur.
→ Fraktur: More than Pennsylvania German artwork - Pocono Record.com
A fraktur by Daniel Peterman sold recently at Wehrly's Auction in Codorus Township for $9,680, according to Scott Wehrly.
Source: York County fraktur fetches nearly $10,000 at auction - The York ...
→ Pennsylvania German folk art discussion set for March 13 - Bucks County Courier Times
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She notes that, contrary to what many people believe, Pennsylvania Germans lived in urban as ...
As devout a Christian people as the Quakers were, they did not express their religious belief as dynamically as the Pennsylvania Dutch/Germans, whose American Folk Art spilled over from the ...
Contemporary artists find resonance in old folk tradition
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Soldiers’ pensions: Family records included in applications from Revolutionary War veterans
PA Books: “The Heart of the Taufschein” on PCN March 9
Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur at The Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Historian: Fraktur, the folk art of the Pennsylvania Dutch
Fraktur: More than Pennsylvania German artwork
York County fraktur fetches nearly $10,000 at auction
VIDEO | “The Heart of the Taufschein” on PCNTV
Pennsylvania German folk art discussion set for March 13 in Historic Fallsington
Lisa Minardi curates new Winterthur exhibition ‘A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans and the Art of
Relaying religious messages to early Pennsylvania Dutch frontiersmen