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Woodmere Art Museum

Woodmere Art Museum

In the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, the Woodmere Art Museum tells the story of Philadelphia’s art and artists, including N.C. Wyeth, Benjamin West, Violet Oakley, Edna Andrade and Daniel Garber, as well as new and emerging contemporary artists. The 19th-century stone Victorian mansion sits on six acres of sprawling...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Family, Museums & Attractions

Big Bling

Big Bling

The 40-foot-tall Big Bling, created by artist Martin Puryear and presented by the Association for Public Art in collaboration with Madison Square Park Conservancy, will sit between Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River until November 2017. The large sculpture and great photo opp is made up of multiple sections of...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Big Bling

Big Bling

The 40-foot-tall Big Bling, created by artist Martin Puryear and presented by the Association for Public Art in collaboration with Madison Square Park Conservancy, will sit between Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River until November 2017. The large sculpture and great photo opp is made up of multiple sections of...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival

Held every May along the cobblestoned Trenton Avenue, the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival celebrates East Kensington’s local artists, musicians and restaurants. The day features more than 200 local arts and food vendors and the ever-popular Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby during which teams race their homemade, human-powered vehicles...

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Events, Neighborhoods & Towns

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival

Held every May along the cobblestoned Trenton Avenue, the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival celebrates East Kensington’s local artists, musicians and restaurants. The day features more than 200 local arts and food vendors and the ever-popular Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby during which teams race their homemade, human-powered vehicles...

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Events, Neighborhoods & Towns

The Galleries at Moore

The Galleries at Moore

Founded in 1848 as an art school for women, Moore College of Art & Design continues its mission to train aspiring female artists and offer art classes to children and adults. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway institution welcomes visitors to its galleries with free exhibitions and programs that explore the work...

Credit: Photo courtesy Art-Reach

Tags: Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum

The elegant Rodin Museum is a treasure of original art and sculpture along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Here, a vast collection of Auguste Rodin’s work—one of the largest such assemblages outside the Musée Rodin in Paris—is accessible to everyone, including people with low vision or blindness. Through special arrangement with...

Credit: Photo courtesy Art-Reach

Tags: Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation displays one of the world’s the finest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings. The Barnes is also fully wheelchair-accessible, offers assistive listening devices and provides visitors with blindness or low vision opportunities to experience art multi-sensorially. Pictured here are visitors with low vision or blindness...

Credit: Photo courtesy Art-Reach

Tags: Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition: Dear Street Art Lovers

Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition: Dear Street Art Lovers

Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition features 13 works of art that interpret the spirit of revolution at 13 locations in Philadelphia’s Historic District—an area of the city that runs from the Delaware River to 7th Street and from Vine to Lombard Streets. On view from May 25 through July...

Credit: Photo by A. Ricketts for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Historic Philadelphia, Public Art, Visit Philadelphia

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