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Karen Chernick

Karen Chernick is an art historian and museum professional who recently moved to Philadelphia from Tel Aviv. She is excited to discover the stories that her new home has to tell through its design, architecture and urban renewal.

With Bloomsday Near, Remembering The Rosenbach Brothers

With Bloomsday Near, Remembering The Rosenbach Brothers

June 9, 2017  |  Vantage

Every year in June a crowd gathers outside of the Rosenbach Museum & Library to celebrate James Joyce's seminal literary masterpiece "Ulysses" with a block party and day full of public readings. Karen Chernick gives us the backstory on the Rosenbach Company and two rare book dealers whose legacy is enshrined on Delancey Place > more

Ralston Center Celebrates 200 Years Of Senior Care

Ralston Center Celebrates 200 Years Of Senior Care

May 3, 2017  |  Vantage

Ralston Center, a former Victorian residence for aging women on Chestnut Street, commemorates 200 years of service for the elderly with wellness programs and community outreach. Karen Chernick has the story > more

Meta Muralist Blends Architecture With Public Art

Meta Muralist Blends Architecture With Public Art

April 4, 2017  |  Vantage

Contributor Karen Chernick sits down with artist Michael Webb to discuss the process of mural making and his revolving theme of building-inspired public art > more

Colonial Dames? Yes, Still Active (And Growing) On Latimer Street

Colonial Dames? Yes, Still Active (And Growing) On Latimer Street

February 2, 2017  |  Vantage

Contributor Karen Chernick checks in at the Pennsylvania headquarters of the Colonial Dames of America where the Spirit of '76 is alive and kicking > more

Reassessing Horace Trumbauer

Reassessing Horace Trumbauer

April 22, 2016  |  Vantage

Architect Horace Trumbauer left an indelible mark on the city's landscape, yet even today he remains largely underrated. Karen Chernick talks with Bruce Laverty, curator of architecture at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, about the man behind some of Philadelphia's most iconic architecture > more