Nearly 50 Painters and Sculptors to Display Military Miniatures at the Museum During Father’s Day Weekend, June 18 – 19May 23, 2022
“Revolution in Miniatures” Exhibit is Hosted by the Artist Preservation Group
During Father’s Day weekend, visitors to the Museum of the American Revolution can explore “Revolution in Miniatures,” featuring displays of hundreds of intricately detailed, hand-painted miniature military figures and Revolutionary-era scenes by nearly 50 painters and sculptors. The weekend exhibit, hosted by the Artist Preservation Group, will be on view in the Museum’s Liberty Hall from Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, June 19, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. It is included with regular Museum admission.
“Revolution in Miniatures” will introduce the public to the art of military miniatures, a craft that draws on history, art, and research. The artists, collectors, and hobbyists, including World Grand Master Greg DiFranco, will be available for conversations about their displays. For those interested in creating their own military miniatures, vendors will be selling supplies, paints, and unpainted kits. All proceeds will be donated from the Artist Preservation Group to the Museum.
“We are delighted to host this gathering of some of the world’s most talented artists and sculptors working in the field of military miniatures,” said Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, Museum President and CEO. “For thousands of years, cultures around the world have used miniature figures and scenes to tell stories, remember important people and events, and instruct and entertain their children. In a world increasingly dominated by technology and screen-based learning and entertainment, it is refreshing to be able to introduce families to a hands-on art form and hobby that is sure to be memorable and engaging for all ages.”
The weekend display coincides with the Museum’s current special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, which is included with regular Museum admission. Liberty brings together – for the first time in a major exhibition – more than 45 original paintings by nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani, plunging visitors into some of the most pivotal moments of America’s fight for independence. Alongside the original works of art, 40 historical artifacts illuminate the story in each scene. The artifacts are on loan from Troiani’s personal collection as well as from the Museum and other lenders. The exhibit is on view exclusively at the Museum through September 5, 2022.
A selection of miniatures and prints based on Troiani’s paintings are available for purchase in the Museum Shop, as well as a hard cover catalog of the special exhibition.
“Revolution in Miniatures” is included with regular Museum admission. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215.253.6731, at AmRevMuseum.org, or at the front desk. Save $2 per adult ticket by purchasing online. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days. Children ages 5 and under are always free.
Health and Safety Note
Masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required for daytime visitors to the Museum. More information about health and safety measures at the Museum is available here.
About Artist Preservation Group
The Artist Preservation Group is a dedicated group of individuals linking the historical art of miniatures to the museums and national parks to preserve the past for the future. Likeminded artists throughout the membership of the APG work to generate capital through donations and fundraising. These funds are used to aid in the preservation and restoration of threatened historical sites and/or artifacts. The APG is committed to utilizing the artistic talents of its members and staff to actively support historical sites as they continue their dedication to the preservation restoration and interpretation of events that have shaped history. For more information, visit www.artistpreservationgroup.com.
About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.