Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Happy Birthday Ben!

Jan. 17th marks the 300th Birthday of one of the most unique citizens the world has known, Benjamin Franklin. To live in the Philadelphia area and not feel the presence of this great man is impossible.

Last Spring, I visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art and stood transfixed at this marble bust sculpted by artist Jean-Antoine Houdon in 1779. Later this year, as part of the Franklin 300th birthday celebrations a special exhibition will be devoted to Houdon and his work.

Bust of Benjamin Franklin by Jean-Antoine Houdon at the Philadlephia Museum of Art.

Happy Birthday Ben!

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