Stephan Salisbury has covered cultural news since 1982.

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Mutter Museum launching $25 million expansion drive to double its space

The expanded museum, which is still years off, will double the gallery size, free up space to exhibit items now in storage, and endow staff positions and programs.

N.C. Wyeth, Penn Museum’s moving sphinx, Gee’s Bend quilters, and more museum highlights

Also this summer: Hudson River School paintings at PAFA and two shows to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

What to do about Philadelphia’s buried colonial riverfront? Developer moves cautiously.

Archaeological testing will begin in about five weeks on the Columbus Blvd. site of the West Shipyard, a registered Philadelphia landmark. The developer is moving carefully, keeping the public informed of developing plans.

Graves beneath Schuylkill Yards? Developer meets with experts — and Quakers — to discuss what to do

Brandywine Realty Trust is seeking ways to address the possibility of graves lying beneath its huge development site on the west bank of the Schuylkill.

Head of Jewish Museum resigns

The museum has put together highly regarded exhibitions, but it has struggled financially.

Constitution Center’s bold new exhibit takes on the Civil War and Reconstruction

A new permanent exhibit, opening Thursday, is believed to be the only one in the nation exploring the monumental events surrounding the Civil War and its aftermath.

Schuylkill Yards may be rising on the graves of Philadelphia’s unstoried past

Two large historic cemeteries occupied land in the vicinity of the development planned near 30th Street Station. Whether or not skeletal remains are still there is an open question.