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  • Erdman Hall Dormitory (Higher Education)

    Louis I. Kahn (1914)

    A recent restoration by Bryn Mawr College has returned the distinctive slate and concrete structure to its original condition.

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  • Face Fragment

    1975 by Arlene Love

    A giant, gilded mouth and nose, this sculpture will surely catch your eye, but it was designed as a tribute to other senses — namely, smell and taste, the research interests of the Monell Chemical Senses Center. Sculptor Arlene Love often favors partial figures, which allow her to concentrate on what she considers the essential nature of the subject.

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  • Fairmount Art Center

    Release the artist inside with classes, workshops and more

    Located behind the Perelman Building, the Fairmount Art Center offers a variety of classes and workshops for adults and children in a variety of mediums, from watercolors to jewelry making to mosaics.

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  • Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

    The nation’s first municipal water treatment center

    Fairmount Water Works

    The Fairmount Water Works, one of Philadelphia’s architectural icons, now is an exciting combination of environmental education, architectural history and cultural heritage.

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  • Feria del Barrio

    30th anniversary of one of Philly’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture

    The annual Feria del Barrio is one of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture.

    The annual Feria del Barrio is one of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture, bringing together thousands of residents to celebrate 30 years of arts, education and community. The free, family-friendly day is filled with performances, crafts, games and other activities.

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  • Fingerspan

    1987 by Jody Pinto

    The Fingerspan Bridge in the Wissahickon

    Ready for a more rugged hike? In the Wissahickon section of Fairmount Park, the “Form and Function” program commissioned a bridge that resembles a human finger, complete with a “nail” at one end. With this steel span across a picturesque gorge, artist Jody Pinto hoped to make hikers feel a literal connection between the human body and the natural world.

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  • First Friday

    Monthly open house for galleries in Philadelphia

    On the first Friday evening of every month, the streets od Old City fill with art lovers of all kinds who wander among the neighborhood’s 40-plus galleries.

    Want proof of Philadelphia’s happening art scene? On the first Friday evening of every month the streets fill with art lovers of all kinds who wander among the neighborhood’s 40-plus galleries, most of them open from 5 until 9 p.m.

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  • First Friday Doylestown

    Celebrating the local arts and artists of Bucks County

    What’s better than a free evening of local artists and musicians at more than 40 locations in downtown Doylestown?

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  • First Person Arts

    Celebrating 10 years of stories

    For the past 10 years, First Person Arts has provided a stage for memoir and documentary art in Philadelphia.

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  • First Unitarian Church

    Frank Furness (1885-86)

    The First Unitarian Church

    While Frank Furness designed a number of churches, First Unitarian was a project that was especially dear to him.

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  • Fisher Fine Arts Library

    Frank Furness (1888-90)

    Fisher Fine Arts Library

    On the University of Pennsylvania, Frank Furness (1888-90)

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  • Fleisher Art Memorial

    The people’s palette

    Fleisher is a unique and inspiring space that hosts a large number of affordable classes and educational opportunities in addition to art shows and events.

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  • Fonthill Castle & Museum

    Henry Mercer’s concrete castle, an American treasure

    Exterior of Fonthill Museum.

    Harvard-educated Henry Chapman Mercer built his storybook stone mansion with its turrets and balconies from the inside out, without using blueprints. Modeled after a 13th-century Rhenish castle, it has Gothic doorways, 32 sudden stairways, dead ends, and 44 rooms, each in a different shape.

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  • Free Library of Philadelphia

    Incredible collection of rare books, special collections and media

    Free Library of Philadelphia

    A stunning Beaux-Arts building along the culture-heavy Benjamin Franklin Parkway serves as the hub for the Free Library of Philadelphia, which includes 50 branches around the city.

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  • Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department

    Highlights of book history preserved for posterity

    Free Library of Philadelphia

    When architects Horace Trumbauer’s and Julian Francis Abele’s building on Logan Circle opened in 1927, rare books were collected elsewhere in town. The Central Branch of the public library soon became a popular repository for everything from Sumerian cuneiform tablets to the works of Beatrix Potter. When the entire library of William McIntire Elkins, including the room that housed it, was given to the library in 1949, the Rare Book collection grew into a full-fledged department.

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  • Freedom Repertory Theatre

    A landmark of American theater history

    The “northern anchor” of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts.

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  • FringeArts

    Permanent home for progressive performing arts on the Delaware River Waterfront

    The permanent home of FringeArts on the Delaware River Waterfront.

    FringeArts, formerly known as the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, now has a permanent home for the arts on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • From Philadelphia To Monaco:
    Grace Kelly Beyond the Icon

    Discover the life of a local princess at the James A. Michener Art Museum

    Grace Kelly in her wedding dress, la Galerie d'Hercule du Palais Princier de Monaco, April 19, 1956.

    Explore the life of a homegrown princess during the new exhibition From Philadelphia To Monaco: Grace Kelly Beyond The Icon on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

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  • Galeria Frozen Beauty

    A worldly eye for art

    Michael Lawrence’s distinctive space specializes in fine art from Chinese, Japanese and Cuban origins, plus plenty of unorthodox museum-quality finds.

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  • General Ulysses S. Grant

    1897 by Daniel Chester French and Edward C. Potter

    Though less adventurous on his horse than the Cowboy, General Grant presents an imposing figure in this monument by Daniel Chester French (sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.) and French’s former student Edward C. Potter.

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  • Ghost

    1964 by Alexander Calder

    Stirling Calder’s son Alexander “Sandy” Calder became famous for sculptures that move. One of his graceful mobiles, Ghost, hangs in the Great Stair Hall of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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  • Glencairn Museum

    Centuries of religious artifacts in a modern castle

    Glencairn Museum

    Centuries of religious artifacts in a modern castle

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  • Go West! Craft Fest

    Craft local

    Attendees at this annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople can expect to find new and cool clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.

    Go West! Craft Fest is an annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople that allows shoppers to discover new creators of clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.

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  • Government of the People

    1976 by Jacques Lipchitz

    Government of the People

    After fleeing Europe before World War II, Jacques Lipchitz ended up in New York, where he became one of the 20th century’s major artists. Some of his best work is in Philadelphia, including the monumental Government of the People, a 30-foot, totem-like sculpture in the Municipal Services Building Plaza. Among the twining human limbs, look for a family group (father, mother and child) at the bottom and a man and woman at the top holding a form that represents the Philadelphia banner.

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  • Grizzly Grizzly

    Community art innovators

    This small exhibition space is run by practicing artists who curate an engaging series of exhibitions and alternative events.

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  • Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

    Live music, New American cuisine and one-of-a-kind rock memorabilia

    Hard Rock Cafe is centrally located at Market and 11th streets.

    Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia has it all: rocking live shows, tasty meals and historic rock and roll items that should amaze any music fan.

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  • Haverford College Libraries Quaker and Special Collections

    All things Quaker on a quiet Main Line campus

    The Haverford College Library.

    Ever since the Quaker founders of Haverford College set to work here in 1833, the library has grown into a dedicated repository for exceptional collections. In addition to materials that are just simply rare (Benjamin Franklin’s classic printing of Cicero’s Cato Major) Haverford’s Quaker Collection manages the office of the Friends Historical Association.

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  • Hedgerow Theatre

    Challenging theater in an 1840s gristmill

    Hedgerow offers the opportunity to watch emerging actors grow under the mentoring experience of veteran actors and directors.

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  • Henry J. Cadbury Library

    A historical place to study and practice peace

    Persecution led members of the Society of Friends to settle in the Delaware Valley more than 325 years ago. Today, this community numbers approximately 12,000. Its ongoing activities are supported by a small handful of libraries including the Henry J. Cadbury Library, which was founded in 1960. This contemporary collection of Quaker materials is designed to “nurture the spiritual life” of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and “to lend materials on Quakerism and its faith and practice to all interested people.”

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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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