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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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  • 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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    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


    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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  • Kutztown Folk Festival

    A week-long celebration of crafts, food, music and folk life

    The petting zoo at the Kutztown Folk Festival.

    Bring your family to enjoy the finest in traditional crafts, food, music and folk life. Good, old-fashioned fun and non-stop entertainment happens every day, all week at the Kutztown Festival.

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  • Laff House

    South Street’s intimate comedy club

    South Street’s long-running comedy club pulls in comics both local and national to cut it up in an intimate setting.

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  • Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

    The 8th annual celebration of music in Powelton Village

    Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.

    Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 8th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.

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  • Lantern Theater Company

    Contemporary dramatic works presented with a fresh, non-elitist flair

    The Lantern was created to serve a burgeoning theater-going population in Philadelphia with modern and classical works made accessible for a wider audience.

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  • Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University

    Exhibiting the work of local, national and international contemporary artists and designers

    The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

    Since opening in 2002, the Pearlstein Gallery has been committed to exhibiting the work of local, national and international contemporary artists and designers.

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  • Lion Crushing a Serpent

    1832 by Antoine-Louis Barye

    Lion Crushing a Serpent in Rittenhouse Square.

    French sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye helped establish a 19th-century school known as the animaliers, artists who focused on animal subjects, frequently as stand-ins for human emotions. Barye’s portrayal of a lion subduing a serpent illustrates his fondness for dramatic animal battles.

    The lion, however, is not an ordinary beast. It represents the French monarchy, and the serpent is a universal symbol of evil. Hence this sculpture convinced the French king to name Barye to the Legion of Honor.

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  • Little Berlin

    An exhibit and event space for the namesake artist-run collective

    This undefined exhibit space serves as the gallery for the artist-run collective of the same name.

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  • LOVE Statue

    1976 by Robert Indiana

    LOVE statue in Love Park Philadelphia

    The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall. Installed in 1976, LOVE was briefly snatched away in 1978, but popular demand brought it back where it belongs.

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  • Made In America Music Festival

    Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns

    The crowd at Made In America.

    The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.

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  • Major

    1982 by Charles Fahlen

    Charles Fahlen's Major.

    A huge pile of children’s blocks? A monumental arch with a kid-sized opening? A stiff-backed figure resembling an old military man? However you see it, Charles Fahlen’s colorful concrete structure — all 53,000 pounds of it — is both playful and provocative.

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