Stephan Salisbury has covered cultural news since 1982.

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Philadelphia’s Constitution Center is planning a big exhibition on the 19th amendment that granted women’s right to vote

The story is complex and very American — full of class, gender, and racial conflict.

Philadelphia museum shows: Climate crisis, Notorious RBG, shark-bite survival, and ‘Spit Spreads Death’ at the Mütter

And at the Museum of the American Revolution, an Irish soldier's life story reflects the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Revolution of 1798.

Painted Bride says it must sell its building with its famous Zagar mosaics to the highest bidder

The art center cannot sustain itself without maximizing the value of its building, leaders argued in Orphans' Court, depsite the fact that the sale will almost certainly result in the destruction of the murals covering the building facade.

Drexel is prepared to take charge of Philadelphia History Museum holdings

Plan for huge transfer of public collection to private university will see increased online and public access, officials say.

Amy Sadao, head of Penn’s ICA for seven years, steps down

Sadao will work on a book project. The University of Pennsylvania is assembling a search committee to find her successor.

Proposed sale of landmark Painted Bride building is going to court

A group opposed to the sale say the venerable art venue's board of directors has failed to protect the public trust, art, and its own existence and should be removed.

Philadelphia Museum of Art is about to get more expensive to enter

The museum will now charge adults $25 to enter, but free admission for children and young people has expanded to include those 18 and under.

100 years ago, the flu killed a Philadelphian every five minutes. This fall, the Mutter will celebrate this crisis of death and disease.

It crept into the city like a shadowy burglar in the late summer of 1918, and when it left, in March of 1919, it trailed a line of corpses 20,000 strong.

Philadelphia’s 18th-century waterfront emerges during archaeological dig on Columbus Boulevard

The West Shipyard site yields more evidence of the city's early shipbuilding days as archaeologists excavate in advance of development.

Human remains discovered at Schuylkill Yards, but developer has a plan

Bones were uncovered during archaeological testing at the site.