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December 16, 2013

Ice Pop 2013 Brings Some Of The World’s Most Talented Ice Sculptors To Logan Square For A Number Of High Energy Shows, Through January 1

Ice Pop 2013 Brings Some Of The World's Most Talented Ice Sculptors To Logan Square For A Number Of High Energy Shows, Through January 1

On select days through January 1, live ice carving takes over the courtyard at 3 Logan Square for Ice Pop 2013. Spearheaded by Peter Slavin, a renowned ice sculptor who has created ice molds all over the world… and we’re not talking your regular ice molds, he’s created everything from courtyard centerpieces to an indoor […]

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September 13, 2013

The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Debuts The Malcolm X Steles, An Exhibition Of Commemorative Sculptures And Drawings, Saturday, September 14

The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Debuts The Malcolm X Steles, An Exhibition Of Commemorative Sculptures And Drawings, Saturday, September 14

Over the past 40 years, Barbara Chase-Riboud, a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, has made it her mission to commemorate the life of Malcolm X through monumental, mixed-media sculptures known as The Malcolm X steles. After being scattered through major art museums in Asia, Europe and other […]

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May 16, 2013

James Oliver Gallery And InLiquid Present The Making Of A Modern Man, The First Solo Show By Local Artist John Wind, Opening Friday, May 17

James Oliver Gallery And InLiquid Present The Making Of A Modern Man, The First Solo Show By Local Artist John Wind, Opening Friday, May 17

Many might recognize the lovely fashion jewelry designed by John Y. Wind of Maximal Art, as his pieces are displayed and sold by retailers including Joan Shepp and Anthropologie. But beneath Wind’s commercial designs and success — Maximal Art has a 25-year history of international acclaim — the Rittenhouse Square resident has long been a […]

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May 14, 2013

Join In The Festivities At The Rededication Of Rafael Ferrer’s El Gran Teatro de la Luna Sculpture At Fairhill Square Tonight, May 14

Join In The Festivities At The Rededication Of Rafael Ferrer's El Gran Teatro de la Luna Sculpture At Fairhill Square Tonight, May 14

Puerto Rican-born Rafael Ferrer’s art has been seen at many of the premier museums across the globe, and tonight his monumental and influential sculpture created just for the Association for Public Art will be rededicated to Fairhill Square after being in storage for decades. El Gran Teatro de la Luna, or The Huge Theater of […]

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May 3, 2013

The Barnes Foundation Marks Its First Year On The Parkway With The Opening Of Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture On The Wall, This Saturday, May 4

The Barnes Foundation Marks Its First Year On The Parkway With The Opening Of Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture On The Wall, This Saturday, May 4

To commemorate its one-year anniversary on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Barnes Foundation is set to debut a special exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artist Ellsworth Kelly, the sculptor whose 40-foot abstract work Barnes Totem welcomes visitors from the head of a reflecting pool on the north side of the building. Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture […]

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December 17, 2012

Coming Attraction: Just In Time For Its One-Year Anniversary In Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation Presents Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture On The Wall, Opening May 4

Coming Attraction: Just In Time For Its One-Year Anniversary In Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation Presents Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture On The Wall, Opening May 4

Marking its one-year anniversary on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Barnes Foundation will present a special exhibition honoring the sculptor whose 40-foot abstract work The Barnes Totem stands at the head of a reflecting pool on the north side of the building. Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture On The Wall will open May 4 and run through […]

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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.

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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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June 19, 2012

Manayunk Development Corporation And Mural Arts Unveil A Cool New Water Sculpture At Canal View Park Called “Escaped Infrastructure,” Encompassing 50 Feet Of PVC Piping And An LED Light Display

Manayunk Development Corporation And Mural Arts Unveil A Cool New Water Sculpture At Canal View Park Called "Escaped Infrastructure," Encompassing 50 Feet Of PVC Piping And An LED Light Display

Public art in Philadelphia just got cooler, literally, with a water-inspired sculpture installed at Manayunk’s Canal View Park. It’s called “Escaped Infrastructure,” and it’s on display now through July 29. This weekend, the Manayunk Arts Festival (more on that tomorrow), is a great opportunity to check it out. “Escaped Infrastructure,” a collaboration between Mural Arts […]

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Ashlie Thornbury, Director Of Retention Initiatives At Campus Philly
 

Today’s Philly 101 video features Ashlie Thornbury, Director Of Retention Initiatives at Campus Philly, a nonprofit organization that fuels economic growth by encouraging college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region. Learn about what Ashlie does, and what she wishes more people knew about and appreciated here in Philadelphia, below.

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Today’s Philly 101 video features Ashlie Thornbury, Director Of Retention Initiatives at Campus Philly, a nonprofit organization that fuels economic growth by encouraging college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region. Learn about what Ashlie does, and what she wishes more people knew about and appreciated here in Philadelphia, […]

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May 1, 2012

Famous Maya Monument To Be Re-Imagined In Sand Outside 30th Street Station In Honor Of The Penn Museum’s Maya.2012 Exhibition

Famous Maya Monument To Be Re-Imagined In Sand Outside 30th Street Station In Honor Of The Penn Museum's Maya.2012 Exhibition

UPDATE: We just received word that the sculpture project has been halted. After the sand arrived, concerns developed because the sculpture was being created on a PennDOT bridge structure. In honor of the world premiere opening of MAYA 2012: Lords of Time, the Penn Museum, in partnership with the University City District, has invited California […]

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