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December 12, 2012

New Year’s Eve In Philadelphia: Our Guide To A Full Week Of New Year’s Events In Philadelphia, December 24-January 1

From Christmas until New Year’s Day, school vacation and a typically slow work week give you the perfect inspiration to get out in Philadelphia for an action-packed week of holiday events. One of the most anticipated happenings of New Year’s Week, the conclusion of a jam-packed holiday season, is the annual and iconic Mummers Parade, [...]

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October 19, 2012

PAFA After Dark Returns With A “Designed With Love” Theme, Thursday, October 25

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in conjunction with their new Frank Furness exhibition, presents a special edition of “PAFA After Dark” as part of the city-wide celebration of 19th century architect Frank Furness. Join the celebration and enjoy the beautiful art displays and music while sipping on a tasty cocktail inside PAFA’s Historic Landmark [...]

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December 15, 2011

Penn’s Fine Arts Library Named One Of The Most Beautiful In The World

Flavorwire released its ranking of the 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World, and the renowned Fisher Fine Arts Library at Penn made the cut. Originally built as the main library of the University of Pennsylvania’s new campus after it moved from Center City to West Philly in the 1870s, the Fisher Fine Arts Library is one of architect Frank Furness’s masterpieces. Fun fact: the library’s beautiful main reading room had a shining role in the Oscar-winning film Philadelphia — it was the backdrop for the emotionally charged law library scene. [Flavorwire]