National Constitution Center hosts First Friday event at Art in the Age

Daniel Okrent, curator of the new Prohibition exhibition at the National Constitution Center.

In conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s world-premiere exhibition, "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition", Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction will debut their latest exhibit "Art in the Age of Prohibition" during a special First Friday reception on February 1, 2013.

Art in the Age's exhibit, which features graphic illustrations by Philadelphia artist and writer Hawk Krall and other Prohibition-era artifacts, includes portraits of Smedley Butler, Benjamin Rush, and Max “Boo Boo” Hoff. Each portrait represents a real-life character who contributed a chapter to Philadelphia’s colorful Prohibition story.

Now through April 28, 2013, be sure to also visit the National Constitution Center's "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" exhibit. Spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring ’20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, this world-premiere exhibition brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


What: "Art in the Age of Prohibition"

When: Friday, February 1, 2013; 6-8pm

Where: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 116 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

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