bells top For Art Project, Schoolkids Reinterpret the Liberty Bellby KYW’s Karin Phillips

Students from five elementary schools in Philadelphia have created their own “liberty bells” that go on display tonight at the National Liberty Museum.

In a collaboration with the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, the National Liberty Museum created “Let Art Freedom Ring,” a new arts and literacy program demonstrating the importance of art in creating new leaders.

The result: five unique variations on the Liberty Bell.

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Gwen Borowski is CEO of the museum:

“Their interpretation of liberty is through the image of the Liberty Bell.  As you can see, they’re all completely different.”

One is totally constructed of clear plastic shapes, representing the transparency of liberty.  Another incorporates a fax machine and dozens of cell phones.

Visitors can vote for their favorite bell in a citywide competition.  They will be on display at the National Liberty Museum (321 Chestnut Street) until July 1st, then at the National Constitution Center (6th and Arch Streets) throughout the summer.

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