About Jen Phillips April

Jen Phillips April is a freelance writer for businesses and non profits. With a Master's in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, she's worked at the National Constitution Center, The Highlands Mansion and Gardens and most recently, Washington Crossing Historic Park.

She learned to write for the web when charged with writing a website at one of her first museum jobs.

8 years later, she helps her clients make more money from their websites.

The Barnes Foundation Opens on the Parkway

The Barnes Foundation

'World's Leading Collections of French Art' What happens when you leave strict orders not to move or change a thing in your world famous art collection but the funding isn’t enough to last in perpetuity? It is Dr. Barnes’ worst nightmare comes to fruition. His beloved art collection has left Lower Merion. After a decade of litigation, protests and even a documentary, The Art of the Steal: The Untold Story of the Barnes Foundation the famed art collection is relocating to the Parkway … [Read more...]

Van Gogh at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – Museums in Philadelphia

Van Gogh Exhibit - Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Van Gogh at the Philadelphia Art Museum "Rare Glimpse of the Artist's Passion for Nature" Van Gogh Up Close opens Feb. 1 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA).  This collection of 46 paintings draws the viewer into the famous painter’s intimate view of nature. In these works, Van Gogh paints landscapes and still life images in a way no artist had before him.  He’s looking at scale and unusual angles.  Fruit is perched on the edge of the canvas, he’s painting objects from above … [Read more...]

The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia

National Museum of Jewish History in Philadelphia from National Museum of American Jewish History (dusk), © Jeff GoldbergEsto, courtesy of National Museum of American Jewish History

'The Story of Freedom' At the National Museum of American Jewish History, there’s no better place to tell the story of Freedom than within view of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center. Established in 1976, it's the only museum in the nation dedicated to exploring and interpreting the American Jewish experience. In 2010, the museum joined the above historical icons at 5th and Market. The stories of 350 years of American Jewish History live inside this … [Read more...]

The Philadelphia History Museum Gets a Makeover

Rendering of Ordinary Extraordinary Smokin' Joe Frazier

'Reflecting on Philadelphia's History' New Name, New Director, New Exhibits The Philadelphia History Museum, formerly known as the "Atwater Kent" museum, is one of hundreds of museums in Philadelphia rich in history.  The museum, with more than 100,000 items in its collection, is a sweeping repository of the city of Philadelphia history poised for new beginnings.  In February 2009, the 70-year-old institution closed from top to bottom for renovations.  Three years later, it’s on … [Read more...]