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Hex Signs: Sacred & Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars

  • Sponsor: Bryn Athyn Historic District
  • Co-Sponsor: Bryn Athyn Historic District
  • Location: Glencairn Museum
  • Dates: March 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
  • Phone: (267) 502-2600
  • Price: Included with Museum Admission

Explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania. This exhibition, which features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects, and related images, is guest curated  by Patrick Donmoyer, director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Donmoyer is the author of Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars (2013). The Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum will collaborate on a full exhibition catalog for the Glencairn exhibition.

Hex Signs: Sacred & Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars