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October 9, 2013

The Association For Public Art Expands Its Museum Without Walls Free Audio Tour To Include 65 Programs In Fairmount Park And Center City

Did you know Philadelphia one of the largest collections of public art in the U.S.? The extensive collection often goes unnoticed, but it’s the mission of the Association for Public Art’s Museum Without Walls program to help visitors and locals alike discover the city’s vast collection. Launched in 2010, the association’s multi-platform, interactive audio tour, [...]

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November 14, 2012

Open Air Facts And Figures: The Interactive 3-D Light Show Brought 6,000 Messages From 92 Countries To The Philadelphia Night Sky

From September 20 to October 14, Philadelphia’s skyline was transformed nightly by the mesmerizing patterns of 24 of the world’s most powerful robotic searchlights. Open Air, brought to the city by the Association for Public Art and created by internationally recognized Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, was a huge success. In part because of its innovative [...]

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September 20, 2012

Uwishunu Is Teaming Up With The Art Museum On A Special Edition Of Art After 5 This Friday, September 21 Complete With The Return Of Martinis On The Portico For An Unofficial “Open Air” Viewing Party

Open Air begins its three-week run tonight, with an action-packed opening night celebration, that’s going to include food trucks, special guests, a ceremonial countdown and more. One of the most important decisions to make in your night and weekend planning over the next few weeks is where to watch Open Air. Luckily, we’ve got you [...]

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September 20, 2012

Roundup: Top Picks For Hotels With Great Views Of Open Air, The 3-D Light Installation Kicking Off Tonight, September 20

The Association for Public Art’s highly anticipated Open Air begins tonight, September 20. For those coming from out of town, looking for a spontaneous night out or simply craving a spot to crash after a night on the town, we’ve pulled together a list of the hotels with great vantage points of the night skies [...]

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September 18, 2012

Countdown To Open Air: The 3-D Light Installation Set To Debut This Thursday Night, September 20 With A Free Opening Celebration Featuring Special Performances, Food Trucks, A Countdown And More

Open Air, the spectacular public art installation coming to the night skies above the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, begins this Thursday, September 20. In just two days, Philadelphia will be transformed by the nightly illumination of 24 powerful searchlights, sketching beautiful patterns above the city skyline, visible from 10 miles away. Such a blockbuster event deserves [...]

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September 17, 2012

Roundup: Our Guide To The Best Places To Enjoy Dinner While Watching Open Air, Kicking Off This Thursday, September 20 At 7:30 P.M.

Dinner and a sky movie, anyone? Open Air begins September 20, which means that in just three days the night sky above the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will come to life with 24 powerful searchlights whose pattern is determined by crowd-sourced vocal recordings. It’s definitely not too early to begin planning your Open Air experience. And [...]

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September 14, 2012

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Where To Watch Open Air, The Giant 3-D Light Installation Coming To The Benjamin Franklin Parkway September 20-October 14

It’s not every day Philadelphians get to experience an outdoor interactive light show manipulated by voice recordings of their fellow city-dwellers. But that’s exactly what the deal is with Open Air, created by renowned new media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and presented by the Association for Public Art. In just six days, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway [...]

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September 5, 2012

Open Air Update: Check Out A Cool Teaser Video Of The Giant Interactive 3-D Light Installation Coming To The Parkway September 20; Plus, A Step-By-Step Guide About How To Participate

  In just 15 days, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will become illuminated by 24 powerful robotic searchlights, creating enormous three-dimensional light formations in the night sky visible up to 10 miles away. Open Air, created by renowned new media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and presented by the Association for Public Art, is a Philadelphia first. It [...]

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August 21, 2012

Save The Date: The World Premiere Of “Open Air” – The Giant, Interactive 3-D Light Installation Coming To The Skies Above The Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Is Set For Thursday, September 20 At 7:30 P.M.

A few months back, we first told you about the awesome new 3-D light installation that was coming to the skies above the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this September called “Open Air.” It’s a project commissioned by the Association for Public Art (aPA) — formerly the the Fairmount Park Art Association — in conjunction with both [...]

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Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director Of The Association For Public Art
 

Today’s Philly 101 video spotlights Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director of the Association For Public Art (formerly known as the Fairmount Park Art Association).

The Association for Public Art is the nation’s first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. It was founded in 1872, but today is more active than ever in commissioning, preserving and promoting public art in Philadelphia.

Watch the quick video above to meet Penny, see just a sampling of some of the city’s most treasured pieces of public art, and learn what she wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia.

Bonus: get pumped for the Association For Public Art’s exciting fall project, Open Air, a world premiere sky-high interactive public art experience over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Association For Public Art
www.associationforpublicart.org

Museum Without Walls
www.museumwithoutwallsaudio.org

Today’s Philly 101 video spotlights Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director of the Association For Public Art (formerly known as the Fairmount Park Art Association). The Association for Public Art is the nation’s first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. It was founded in 1872, but today is more active than [...]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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