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  • Hidden City Festival

    Contemporary art in forgotten city sites

    The Metropolitan Opera House.

    Find beauty amongst the abandoned, obscure and inaccessible sites around Philadelphia during the second annual Hidden City Festival.

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  • High Hollow

    George Howe (1886-1955)

    High Hollow is typical of the many beautiful country homes Howe designed in the early part of his career.

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  • Highwire Gallery

    An artist-curated co-op

    Established in 1987, this non-profit co-op prides itself on its do-it-yourself motto. Members curate and program all the gallery, video and performance art themselves.

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  • Historic Germantown Visitor Center

    Let the Germantown Historical Society welcome you

    The Historical Society’s 50,000 objects, library and archives guarantee a memorable experience.

    The Germantown Historical Society has preserved and interpreted Germantown’s nearly 350-year history since 1901.

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  • Hive76

    Maker-space

    “Make things awesome, make awesome things” is the Mantra at this Callowhill “hackspace,” where talented tech-heads create and collaborate.

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  • Hiway Theater

    Historic home of independent cinema in the center of Jenkintown

    The Hiway Theater has been a community destination in Jenkintown for more than 100 years.

    For more than 100 years, the Hiway Theater has been a cultural fixture in the center of Jenkintown.

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  • Hopewell Furnace
    National Historic Site

    An early American “Iron Plantation” — a forerunner of today’s iron and steel industries

    Hopewell Furnace

    Forging weapons and ammunition for the American Revolution

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  • I have a story to tell you …

    2003 by Pepón Osorio

    Embedded in the glass walls and ceiling of a casita (little house), enlarged photographs tell a story — or many stories — about Philadelphia’s vibrant Latino community. Using images contributed by local residents, artist Pepón Osorio created the structure as a “community photograph album” of shared experiences. This work at Congreso de Latinos Unidos grew out of the Fairmount Park Art Association’s New•Land•Marks program. Osorio added similar images in two windows of the adjacent headquarters building.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    The birthplace of American democracy

    The Liberty Bell Philadelphia

    Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Historic Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park (INHP) is located on the site of many of the seminal events that carried the nation through its founding as a global leader of democratic ideals.

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  • Institute of Contemporary Art

    Museum introducing provocative contemporary artists for more than 40 years

    Opening of Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens

    Ever since Andy Warhol and his entourage caused a near-riot here in 1965, the ICA has been shaking up the city with shows revealing the hottest and coolest trends in contemporary art.

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  • InterAct Theatre Company

    New and contemporary plays exploring social, cultural and political issues

    Tim Moyer and Frank X in Permanent Collection, 2003

    Something to think about, something to talk about, something to take home; InterAct defines itself by the content of its plays.

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  • International House

    Worldly perspective in West Philly

    Primarily a residential center for UPenn international student body, the “I-House” is also home to fascinating artistic and cultural programming, including film screenings, musical performances and speaker series.

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  • James A. Michener Art Museum

    Showcase for Pennsylvania Impressionism and other notable arts of the region

    The James A. Michener Art Museum in New Hope, PA.

    In the heart of Bucks County, the Michener Art Museum houses the finest collection anywhere of Pennsylvania Impressionist painters. Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, Daniel Garber and other artists of the Bucks County school are well represented — including Garber’s magnificent mural, A Wooded Watershed, rescued and placed here.

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  • Jeanne Ruddy Dance

    First positions

    Choreographer Jeanne Ruddy’s troupe stages original works out out of the versatile Performance Garage.

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  • Jed Williams Studio

    Art for all

    A representation of the artistic DIY spirit of Bella Vista and Philly as a whole, Jed Williams’ community-oriented gallery is a winning launchpad for emerging artists.

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  • Jenkintown Festival of the Arts

    14th annual arts festival will include 60 artists and a beer tent

    Local artists, musicians, and vendors will pack the streets of Jenkintown for an afternoon of fun during the 14th annual Jenkintown Festival of the Arts.

    Local artists, musicians, and vendors will pack the streets of Jenkintown for an afternoon of fun during the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts.

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  • Jerry’s Bar

    A Northern Liberties gastropub with Jazz Brunch Sundays

    Formerly a relic in Northern Liberties, Jerry's Bar has been transformed into a raved-about gastropub.

    Formerly a corner-bar relic in Northern Liberties, Jerry’s Bar has been transformed into a raved-about gastropub serving house-smoked meats, bistro bar favorites and a stellar brunch.

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  • Joan of Arc

    1890 by Emmanuel Frémiet

    Joan of Arc

    On 25th Street facing the museum, an inspiring Joan of Arc carries her standard into battle. Sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet cast identical monuments for Philadelphia and Paris. Only in Philadelphia, though, is the heroine known as “Joanie on a Pony.”

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  • John B. Kelly (The Rower)

    1965 by Harry Rosin

    Statue of John B. Kelly.

    With Boathouse Row and miles of challenging river, Philadelphia has long been a center for rowing enthusiasts. Who better to represent this tradition than Olympic champion John B. Kelly Sr., who won the single sculls in 1920 and the doubles in 1920 and 1924. A bronze sculpture of Kelly at the oars is located near the rowing grandstands.

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  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

    Pennsylvania’s largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh

    With 1000 acres, ten miles of trails and many native wildlife and plants, the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum protects the largest fresh water tidal marsh in Pennsylvania.

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  • Juneteenth Festival

    An annual all-day festival celebrating the end of slavery

    Germantown is an apt place to celebrate the end of slavery.

    Celebrate the end of slavery with free exhibitions, performances, vendors, discussions, family-friendly events and activities in Germantown.

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  • KAWS @ PAFA

    Influential pop artist transforms Historic Landmark Building

    The historic home of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will be transformed as the Brooklyn-based pop artist KAWS arrives in Philadelphia.

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  • Keepers of the Culture

    Tale spin

    KOTC, an organization of Afrocentric raconteurs, keeps culture alive through the populist art of storytelling.

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  • Kelly Writers House

    A place for pens at Penn

    Penn students, faculty, staff and alumni founded this gathering space for writers inside an actual 13-room house on campus. Each semester, the staff hosts around 150 public programs and projects that include poetry readings, film screenings, seminars, dinners, workshops, art exhibits and musical performances.

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  • Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

    At the races

    The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby is the featured event at the Trenton Ave. Arts Fest.

    Since 2007, Fishtown’s to-the-north neighbor Kensington has held this one-of-a-kind competition, which sees teams building amazing, elaborate sculptures that also happen to be downhill-raceable vehicles.

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  • Khmer Art Gallery

    Discover the art of Cambodia

    The first Cambodian art gallery in the city, Khmer displays and sells contemporary art that draws from traditional practices. The collection includes painting, sculpture, textiles, pottery and more.

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  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    One-stop multi-culture on the Avenue of the Arts

    The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    The brightest light on the Avenue of the Arts is the dazzling regional performing arts center, whose discreet brick exterior rises to a bold 150-foot glass vaulted rooftop for startling views of the city.

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  • King Solomon

    1968 by Alexander Archipenko

    Statue of King Solomon.

    The biblical Solomon might not have recognized himself in Alexander Archipenko’s Cubist-influenced bronze, but for modern-day viewers the work is richly evocative. There’s a stern dignity and perhaps a hint of self-righteousness in the king’s bolt upright pose with the points of his robe or cloak framing his head.

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  • Kopernik

    1972 by Dudley Talcott

    Kopernik

    A committee of Polish Americans commissioned this sculpture to honor Mikolaj Kopernik, known to most English speakers as Nicolaus Copernicus, on the 500th anniversary of his birth. Kopernik was the Renaissance astronomer who boldly theorized that the earth and other planets rotate around the sun. Sculptor Dudley Talcott symbolizes the sun with stainless steel disks and the earth’s orbit with a 16-foot ring.

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  • Kung Fu Necktie

    Small space, big sound

    Think low lighting, inexpensive beer and one of the best-sounding small rooms in the city.

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