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  • American Philosophical Society Museum

    Views of science and humanistic thought at Ben Franklin’s intellectual club

    American Philosophical Society Museum

    Snuggled behind the east wing of Independence Hall is Philosophical Hall, a brick building erected in the late 1780s that was our nation’s first museum, national library and academy of science. Inside, changing exhibitions highlight the intersections of science, history and art. Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Lewis and Clark journals are among the important documents, scientific specimens, patent models, portraits, maps, rare books and manuscripts that comprise this remarkable collection.

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  • Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

    Premier performance space at the University of Pennsylvania

    As one of the nation’s premier urban performing arts centers on a university campus, Annenberg puts on all genres of cultural performance. Jazz, world music, dramatic touring theater and local Philadelphia artists make the venue a place toexplore “adventuresome perspectives on contemporary issues and timeless ideas.”

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  • Arden Theatre Company

    The greatest stories from the greatest storytellers

    Arden Theatre Company's production of Peter Pan

    With a mission to tell “the greatest stories by the greatest storytellers of all times,” the Arden Theatre Company presents an annual season of five mainstage productions and two children’s works.

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  • Art at the Airport

    Local artwork takes flight at the Philadelphia International Airport

    PHL views of 2 installations, Spiral Q Puppet Theater and Ceramic Vessels Variations in Form,Terminal A-West

    In 1998, Philadelphia International Airport established an Exhibitions Program — a visual arts initiative to humanize the Airport environment, provide visibility for Philadelphia’s unique cultural life, and to enrich the experience of the traveling public.

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  • Art for the Cash Poor

    Annual affordable artwork sale and festival at InLiquid

    Art for the Cash Poor is held at the Crane Arts Building.

    Enhance your personal art collection without breaking the bank at InLiquid’s annual Art for the Cash Poor.

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  • Art Machine Production

    Art makers at work

    A shop, studio, gallery and tattoo parlor rolled into one, this 2,700-square-foot space provides plenty of working room for its six featured artists. Buyers and browsers get a taste of new gallery work, plus snacks and drinks, every First Friday of every month.

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  • Art on City Hall

    Hundreds of sculptures by a single artist

    William Penn stands on top of City Hall

    Today it seems an unimaginable feat. Alexander Milne Calder, the first of the famous Calder family, created not only the statue of William Penn on City Hall Tower, but also most of the other 250-plus sculptures that adorn the massive building.

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  • Art Star

    A cutting-edge craft shop in Northern Liberties

    Original designs fill the space at Art Star

    Art Star, a gallery and boutique in the artistic Northern Liberties community.

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  • Arthur Ross Gallery

    Global art on campus

    In just one room, Arthur Ross Gallery houses objects from Penn’s collections, as well as other major public and private collections. Though compact, it’s notable for its home in a Frank Furness-designed late-Victorian Romanesque building, completed in 1891.

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  • Arts Garage

    A dynamic and multifaceted entertainment venue

    One of the city’s most unique event venues, the Arts Garage is many things to many people: gallery, under-the-radar bar, dance club, presentation space and marketplace. Its “plug and play” accessibility means it appeals to a wide range of performers and creators.

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  • Asian Arts Initiative

    Community center for Chinatown creatives

    A community-based arts center and the cultural heart of Chinatown, the Asian Arts Initiative promotes dialogue about the Asian-American experience. In addition to a full calendar of events, the Asian Arts Initiative’s Social Practice Lab (seven artists in residence) fosters relationships with and creates public art projects for the community.

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  • Awesome Fest Drive-In Movie Theater at Eakins Oval

    Park and watch outdoor films on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Enjoy an outdoor movie at Eakins Oval for the Awesome Fest Drive-In

    Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the drive-in movie theater with The Awesome Fest at Eakins Oval.

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  • B Square Gallery

    Bella Vista’s artistic voice

    This spacious “living room for the neighborhood” has tons of great beer on tap and a cracklin’ fireplace to warm up your bones but not your pint.

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  • Bahdeebahdu

    Intriging interior artworks on display

    This interiors gallery is almost as fun to say as it is to explore. Featuring the elegant arrangements of designer R.J. Thornburg and the amazing sculptural lighting designs of Warren Mulller, the artsy space is a gasp a minute.

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  • Barbara Chase-Riboud : The Malcolm X Steles

    Massive works inspired by Malcolm X from Philadelphia-born artist

    A sculpture and charcoal drawing display by Barbara Chase-Riboud, a Philadelphia native.

    Discover more than 40 works from Philadelphia-born artist Barbara Chase-Riboud on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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  • Billy

    1914 by Albert Laessle

    The Billy Goat in Rittenhouse Square.

    A favorite of children as well as many adults, Billy, the small bronze goat, has graced the square since 1919. Sculptor Albert Laessle was born and trained in Philadelphia, and his bronze Penguins resides at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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  • Black Vulture Gallery

    Custom tattoo studio and gallery

    Pulling double duty as a gallery and a tattoo parlor, Black Vulture’s four staffed artists are game for ink requests ranging from the traditional to the out-there.

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  • BlackStar Film Festival

    Showcase of innovative and genre-defying cinema

    Now in its second year, the BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.

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  • Bloomsday at the Rosenbach

    A daylong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

    The Rosenbach Museum on Delancy Street.

    This year marks the 106th anniversary of Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, with the Rosenbach Museum’s day-long celebration of Bloomsday.

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  • Bolt of Lightning … A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin

    1984 by Isamu Noguchi

    Ben Franklin is memorialized in Isamu Noguchi’s Bolt of Lightning, a giant steel sculpture representing Franklin’s famous kite-flying experiment.

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  • Bottle Bar East

    A new craft beer haven

    With an eight-tap bar, dartboard, foosball table and local art installations, this new craft beer haven entices both Fishtowners and visitors.

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  • Brandywine River Museum

    Art and nature come together in a scenic riverside setting

    Experience artwork from the Wyeth family at the Brandywine River Museum.

    It’s hard to imagine a more bucolic place in which to explore art than the Brandywine River Museum run by the Brandywine Conservancy on a nature preserve. As you stroll its galleries, remember that the very settings which inspired much of the art on view-rolling hills, snowy drifts, and, always, the river-surround you. For many, this landscape, at once rough and gentle, has become synonymous with Andrew Wyeth, whose work is exhibited here in abundance.

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  • Breadboard

    The intersection of art and technology

    Breadboard is a facility designed to push the boundaries of hands-on creative innovation in a state-of-the-art workshop environment.

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  • Brickbat Books

    Literary retreat on Fabric Row

    Rare first-edition poetry tomes and brand-new graphic novels populate the wooden shelves of this Fabric Row shop. With creaky floors and a quiet atmosphere, it’s a great spot to discover a fondness for Edward Gorey or to rediscover that once-obsessed-over children’s book.

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  • Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

    A place for serious purpose and peaceful reflection

    Philadelphia railroad barons put a line through and renamed dusty, rural Humphreyville, Bryn Mawr. The college was founded in 1885, and an image was reversed. Observers noted how “striking Gothic architecture and rolling landscape foster a sense both of serious purpose and of peaceful reflection.” Bryn Mawr’s collections are comprised of literature, women’s studies, the college, history, travel and exploration, art of the book, and art.

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  • Bulletin Building

    George Howe’s last major commission

    Designed with Louis McAllister Jr., this simple modern structure was built as the offices and production plant for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin newspaper.

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  • Calvary Center for Culture and Community

    The meeting place

    A true reflection of Cedar Park’s diverse population and collaborative energy, the Calvary Center plays host to faith-based gatherings, community groups, music, theater, radio and more.

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  • Campus Philly College Day

    Philly welcomes back its students

    Campus Philly

    Philadelphia’s college students are welcomed back in grand fashion during Campus Philly College Day on Saturday, September 28.

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  • Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs

    Infamous imagery on display at the National Constitution Center

    Famous photo of soldiers raising an American flag at Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal, winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize

    View one of the most comprehensive collections of influential images during Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs at the National Constitution Center.

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  • Cathedral Basilica of
    Saints Peter and Paul

    The largest Catholic church in Pennsylvania

    Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

    Opened in 1864, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter of Paul serves as the principal or Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as it houses the chair or “cathedra” of the Archbishop.

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