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Large, Metal Tree Sculpture Installed Along Ben Franklin Parkway

New York artist Roxy Paine and his crew installed a 34-foot high, 3.5 tons of stainless steel sculpture called “Symbiosis”

05/29/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Area Remembers Impact of Maya Angelou, Dead at 86

Mayor Michael Nutter called Dr. Maya Angelou “America’s poet — a woman whose light will be missed.”

05/28/2014

(Karl Solmssen cleans the statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s Bronze Statuary Getting Its Spring Cleaning

On this day, technician Karl Solmssen was cleaning Einar Jonsson’s statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni, along Boathouse Row.

05/27/2014

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Mothers In Charge Exhibit Uses Portraits To Demonstrate Toll Violence Takes On Children

Mothers in Charge held its annual conference earlier this week. One of the exhibits included portraits of innocent children killed by violence.

05/17/2014

A portion of the 'psychylustro' project, along the train tracks in Philadelphia. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Large-Scale Mural Arts Project Aims To Catch Rail Commuters’ Attention

Visual artist Katharina Grosse and her team used her signature spray-paint technique to spread intense color at 7 sites she calls ‘psychylustro.’

05/16/2014

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Museums In Philadelphia Offering Free Admission Sunday

Several museums in Philadelphia will offer free admission to the public this Sunday as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, which coincides with International Museum Day.

05/15/2014

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New Chief Cultural Officer Named For City of Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter announced that he has chosen Helen Haynes, director of cultural affairs at Montgomery County Community College, to be the city’s new “chief cultural officer.”

05/13/2014

(The trio raising money to produce a film about West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.  Image from gosnellmovie.com)

Group Nearing Fundraising Deadline For Movie About West Phila. Abortionist

Even though Monday is the last day to donate to the Gosnell movie campaign, the filmmakers behind the project say they still need the public’s support.

05/12/2014

(A Brazilian celebration is being added to the Delaware Riverfront celebrations this summer.  Singers, dancers, and musicians mark the event at Peco headquarters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Brazilian, Israeli Fests Added to Delaware Riverfront Summer Activities

The Delaware River waterfront is gearing up for summer with a lineup of free festivals, multicultural events, and concerts.

05/09/2014

(Justin trades in his disposable coffee cup for a handmade ceramic mug, compliments of the Clay Studio.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Old City Pottery Studio ‘Mugs’ Passersby With 40th Anniversary Gifts

The Clay Studio celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with some creative programming.

05/09/2014

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Inaugural Philadelphia LGBT Jazz Festival Set For September

It’s called “Outbeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival,” and it will comprise events at various venues from September 18th through 21st.

05/07/2014

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Hospitality Workers Gather To Celebrate National Tourism Week

National Tourism week runs through May 11th. To kick off the occasion, hundreds of Philadelphia hospitality works gathered on Broad Street on Tuesday.

05/07/2014

A photo of one of Long-Bin Chen's sculptures. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Kimmel Center Exhibit Designed To Trick The Eye

An art exhibit in the atrium of the Kimmel Center combines sculpture, music and… recycling.

05/04/2014

The winning design will be used on new manholes placed all across the city, and to help identify green infrastructure tools.  (Credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Art Student Wins Competition For Philadelphia’s New Manhole Covers

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Philadelphia Water Department announced the winner of the city’s first “Medallion and Manhole Cover Competition” on Friday afternoon. The winning design will be used on new manholes placed all across the city, and to help identify green infrastructure tools.

05/02/2014

Commodore John W. Anderson's Flag from the SS United States' maiden voyage. (Credit: Tom Rickert)

Hear Philly: Discover America’s Flagship At The Seaport Museum

This ship has a lot of stories to tell. Her name is the SS United States, and she spent the better part of two decades as America’s Flagship, breaking speed records across the Atlantic Ocean, and serving as the luxurious temporary home to many famous travelers.

05/02/2014

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