Deputy Mayor for environmental and community resources Michael DiBerardinis says recent improvements have been remarkable, including $20 million in streetscape improvements, the new Barnes Foundation, the renovated Rodin Museum, Sister Cities Park and the restored Logan Square.
While art museums and classes can be pricey ventures, the best ways to appreciate and participate in artistic expression in Philadelphia are often free activities.
The Rodin Museum at 22nd and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has re-opened after a lengthy renovation.
After being closed for nearly a year for interior renovations, Philadelphia’s Rodin Museum reopened Friday morning to the delight of visitors.
The Rodin Museum will reopen to the public on Friday after a three-year, $9-million renovation that restores the site to the original vision of its architect, Paul Cret.
“It’s sparkling.” Rodin Curator Jennifer Thompson beams as she gazes around the mostly refurbished interior of one of Philadelphia’s cultural treasures. It’s scheduled to open in July.
Restoration work has now been completed on the exterior and gardens of the landmark Rodin Museum, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be free and open to the public on Wednesday, in honor of “International Museums Day.”
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