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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.

After 45 Years, Brandywine Workshop Still Thinking Creatively

After 45 Years, Brandywine Workshop Still Thinking Creatively

November 20, 2017  |  Vantage

It looks quiet, but the old 19th century firehouse at 730 South Broad Street, home of Brandywine Workshop, is buzzing with art and adaptation. Contributor Karen Chernick takes us behind the blue-green doors > more

Wish You Were Here: Postcards From The Past Recall

Wish You Were Here: Postcards From The Past Recall “Real Philadelphia”

October 10, 2017  |  Vantage

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia's new exhibition, "Real Philadelphia: Selections from the Robert M. Skaler Postcard Collection," puts elusive images of working class city life in the limelight. Contributor Karen Chernick has the review > more

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