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Barnes Art Foundation Offers Free Virtual Art Game App For Kids

“It’s fun,” said 13-year-old Zack as he used the iPad app to move through the Barnes galleries and jump, via his custom avatar, into a virtual copy of Giorgio de Chirico’s The Arrival.

09/03/2014

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For Parkway-Area Museums, ‘Made in America’ Festival Was a Downer

Cultural institutions along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway took a hit in the hundreds of thousands of dollars last weekend as the concert festival put a damper on attendance.

09/03/2014

PA Ballet 'Giselle' (Credit: CBS3)

Major Changes At Pennsylvania Ballet

The Pennsylvania Ballet has cleaned house, firing several staffers earlier this week.

08/29/2014

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Penn Museum To Display Ancient Human Skeleton

Visitors can look at the 6,500-year-old remains beginning Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Museum.

08/28/2014

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Drexel U. Study Looks At Why Some West Philly Neighborhoods Are Slow To Develop

Drexel University released a new study that takes a look at some of the reasons arts and culture have been slow to revitalize Mantua and surrounding West Philadelphia neighborhoods.

08/25/2014

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Fringe Arts Exhibit Is Floating Homage To Sustainability

The floating artwork-cum-living-and-performance-space, with aqua garden, is called “Wetland.”

08/15/2014

(One of the artifacts on Penn Museum's "Culinary Expeditions" self-guided tour.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Penn Museum Walking Tour Will Spotlight Food Down Through The Ages

A new self-guided tour celebrating food in various cultures is coming to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology from September through December.

08/15/2014

(Participants in the Symphony in C summer camp rehearse for their final recital on Saturday.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

South Jersey Summer Music Camp Readies For Final Concert of Season

Sixty students who play string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments spent two intense weeks studying with professional musicians from Camden’s “Symphony in C.”

08/14/2014

(Photo provided by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers)

Positively Philadelphia: Kun-Yang Lin and His Spectacular Dance Company

Company founder and artistic director Kun-Yang Lin started the group in New York, but moved it to Philadelphia after falling in love with the city.

08/10/2014

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Centuries Old Skeleton Discovered At Penn Museum

Keeper and Associate Curator of the Physical Anthropology section of the Penn Museum Janet Monge says they have always known he was here in the museum, just not his precise location.

08/10/2014

The Franklin Institute after dark. (Credit: The Franklin Institute)

Hear Philly: Mixing Science And Cocktails At The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute’s adults-only monthly events combine scientific learning and happy hour this summer through 2015.

08/04/2014

Participants in Girls Rock Philly's summer music institute perform on their handmade instruments at the Rotunda, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Young Women Learn About Music and Electronics in Hands-On Workshop

A Fishtown nonprofit that teaches girls confidence through musical self-expression held a concert this week. The “Girls Rock Philly” participants performed on instruments they made from scratch during a two-day workshop.

07/26/2014

(A large projection screen shows images from various Fringe Festival productions.)

Lineup Revealed For This September’s Philadelphia ‘Fringe’ Festival

“These are some of the biggest works we’ve ever brought to Philadelphia,” says Nick Stuccio, producing director of the 2014 lineup.

07/24/2014

(A frame from an Upper Darby Summer Stage video of their production of "Dr. Dolittle Jr.")

Delco SPCA Partners With Local Stage Company To Pitch Pet Adoptions

Animal advocates are getting creative, taking to the stage as they spread the message to adopt rather than shop for a family pet.

07/22/2014

(Michelle Khatwani takes a photo of her husband and son at the top of the "Rocky" steps, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Plan To Cut Into Museum’s ”Rocky” Steps Draws Visitor Consternation

“I think it would be sad, because we came here specifically for running up the stairs, because of the ‘Rocky’ scene,” said one tourist from Texas.

07/21/2014

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