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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is your Museum. We welcome you to experience this season’s exciting exhibitions, events, and activities. Connect with art in surprising, lively, new, and memorable ways.


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Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change. Please arrive early as we reserve the right to release seats at the start of the program.

June 25, 2014

Art Splash Gets Wild

From June 27 through September 4, all Family Programs are part of Art Splash, with daily gallery explorations, studio art creations, and imaginative play inspired by the wildlife photographs of Michael Nichols. Museum admission for kids twelve and under is always free.

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Saturday, November 1Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by textile artist Kevin O'Brien. Meet Christina Heppard from Kevin O'Brien Studio this Saturday November 1st and Sunday November 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Museum main store.
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11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by textile artist Kevin O'Brien. Meet Christina Heppard from Kevin O'Brien Studio this Saturday November 1st and Sunday November 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Museum main store.
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Tuesday, November 4Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by textile artist Andrea Geer.
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Wednesday, November 5Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by textile artist Andrea Geer.
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Thursday, November 6Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by textile artist Andrea Geer.
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Friday, November 7Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by textile artist Andrea Geer.
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7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
$45 includes beer tasting event and Craft Show admission. Tickets are limited. Must be 21 to attend. All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Meet the brewers – Sample their beer – Join us for the ultimate experience for the beer aficionado. Don Russell (aka Joe Sixpack), Daily News columnist, has curated a collection of local brews that cannot be found together anywhere in the city.

Participating brewers include, Brokengoblet, Conshohocken Brewing, Evil Genius, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company and Saint Benjamin Brewing Company.
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Saturday, November 8Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by textile artist Andrea Geer.
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Sunday, November 9Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by textile artist Andrea Geer.
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Tuesday, November 11Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by artist Chihiro Makio.
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Wednesday, November 12Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by artist Chihiro Makio.
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Thursday, November 13Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by artist Chihiro Makio.
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Friday, November 14Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by artist Chihiro Makio.
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Saturday, November 15Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by artist Chihiro Makio.
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Sunday, November 16Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by artist Chihiro Makio.
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Thursday, November 20Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by Great Falls Metalworks.
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Friday, November 21Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by Great Falls Metalworks.
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Saturday, November 22Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by Great Falls Metalworks.
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Sunday, November 23Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by Great Falls Metalworks.
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Friday, December 12Grid ViewRows View

 
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Julien Levy Gallery and the Skylit Atrium, first floor, Perelman Building
Tickets will be available at the door.

A two-part exhibition and performance premiere of Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
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Saturday, January 17Grid ViewRows View

 
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Paid reservations required

Celebrate over two centuries of exceptional African American art at this inaugural fundraiser hosted by our African American Collections Committee. Honoring Trustee Dr. Constance E. Clayton, this gala will include a reception, private viewing of the exhibition, keynote address by distinguished scholar and dean of the humanities at Duke University Dr. Richard J. Powell, and a seated dinner. Proceeds support a new fellowship to advance diversity within the curatorial field.
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Thursday, March 5Grid ViewRows View

 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CANCELED
Reservations required
Free

Shelley Spector has been actively engaged in Philadelphia’s arts community for years as a respected artist, innovative gallery owner, and champion of emerging talent. Join us for the opening of her first solo Museum exhibition, Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning, a walk-through presentation of wood and textile-based sculpture that reflects on the universal quest for hope, home, and connectedness. In addition to live klezmer music, the artist will curate a playlist for the evening.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Free

Shelley Spector has been actively engaged in Philadelphia’s arts community for years as a respected artist, innovative gallery owner, and champion of emerging talent. Join us for the opening of her first solo Museum exhibition, Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning, a walk-through presentation of wood and textile-based sculpture that reflects on the universal quest for hope, home, and connectedness. In addition to live klezmer music, the artist will curate a playlist for the evening.
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5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Education Corridor

This fun, free event features a student art exhibition, live DJ, art making, scavenger hunts, and break dancing.
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Saturday, June 20Grid ViewRows View

 
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Tickets available at the door

The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites you to this fundraiser celebrating a momentous exhibition, featuring works by world-famous painters, such as Cassatt, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, and others. This spectacular evening—featuring live entertainment and festive summer fare—is inspired by Paul Durand-Ruel, the international art dealer who “discovered Impressionism” and catapulted their careers. Join us as we journey around the world to the places where Durand-Ruel found great international success and be there as we toast the American debut of Discovering the Impressionists.


Tickets available in April. For general inquiries, call 215-684-7750 or email .

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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Location: Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

Join Philadelphia artist Shelley Spector in the closing event, a gallery “sit in” to talk about the exhibit, signs copies of her recent publication KEEP, and gives out pennies for the wishing well.

KEEP—published in conjunction with the exhibition Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning - is a record of the artist’s hands-on, labor-intensive process. Using her smartphone as an archive and sketchbook, Spector captured more than two hundred color photographs of her Philadelphia studio, works in progress, and sources of inspiration. The images are accompanied with an essay by Matthew F. Singer, Senior Museum Writer and Communications Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Friday, November 27Grid ViewRows View

 
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Museum Store

Casey Barber, author of "Pierogi Love" will be in the Museum Store signing books and offering samples of pierogi recipes.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free

The Perelman Building will play host this winter to three exhibitions highlighting the arts of South Asia. Celebrate this exciting moment with the curators and other Museum friends. While you’re here, enjoy all three exhibitions and the opportunity to chat over a glass of wine and a light bite.

Drawn from Courtly India: The Conley Harris and Howard Truelove Collection presents a collection of drawings from the royal courts of northern India. Picture This: Contemporary Photography and India features four contemporary photographers for whom India is an important subject or setting. Finally, Art of the Zo: Textiles from Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh offers a look at beautiful woven textiles of the Zo people.
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Friday, March 11Grid ViewRows View

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6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
$25, $20 members

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has embarked on an ambitious project to transform the gallery experience. We envision tools in the hands of our visitors that guide them through the galleries, tell them about objects they pass, and offer The Philadelphia Museum of Art has embarked on an ambitious project to transform visitors’ experiences. Our goal is to offer our visitors easy-to-use tools that guide them through the galleries, share stories about artworks on view, and present an array of thematic connections on subjects such as “Masterpieces” or “Love and Despair.” The possibilities are endless, and we are looking for your help.

Social media will play a vital role in this project. We would like our visitors to make the galleries their own by sharing their explorations digitally and socially.

You have the opportunity to reshape and elevate the experiences of thousands of visitors to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Are you up for this challenge?

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9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$25, $20 members

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has embarked on an ambitious project to transform the gallery experience. We envision tools in the hands of our visitors that guide them through the galleries, tell them about objects they pass, and offer The Philadelphia Museum of Art has embarked on an ambitious project to transform visitors’ experiences. Our goal is to offer our visitors easy-to-use tools that guide them through the galleries, share stories about artworks on view, and present an array of thematic connections on subjects such as “Masterpieces” or “Love and Despair.” The possibilities are endless, and we are looking for your help.

Social media will play a vital role in this project. We would like our visitors to make the galleries their own by sharing their explorations digitally and socially.

You have the opportunity to reshape and elevate the experiences of thousands of visitors to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Are you up for this challenge?

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9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$25, $20 members

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has embarked on an ambitious project to transform the gallery experience. We envision tools in the hands of our visitors that guide them through the galleries, tell them about objects they pass, and offer The Philadelphia Museum of Art has embarked on an ambitious project to transform visitors’ experiences. Our goal is to offer our visitors easy-to-use tools that guide them through the galleries, share stories about artworks on view, and present an array of thematic connections on subjects such as “Masterpieces” or “Love and Despair.” The possibilities are endless, and we are looking for your help.

Social media will play a vital role in this project. We would like our visitors to make the galleries their own by sharing their explorations digitally and socially.

You have the opportunity to reshape and elevate the experiences of thousands of visitors to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Are you up for this challenge?

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2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Museum admission not required to attend program

Join us as the final teams from the Power of Art Hackathon present their projects to judges from the tech and arts community. The audience will get a sneak peek at new digital initiatives and will be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award recipient. Be a part of the Museum’s first ever Hackathon.

This is a Power of Art program sponsored by the Wind Foundation.
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10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Friday, April 1, 10:00a.m. - 8:45p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 10:00a.m. - 4:45p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

A shopping event unlike any other featuring twenty-five select exhibitors offering one-of-a-kind gifts, including jewelry, fashion and housewares.

Presented by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Friday, April 1, 10:00a.m. - 8:45p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 10:00a.m. - 4:45p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

A shopping event unlike any other featuring twenty-five select exhibitors offering one-of-a-kind gifts, including jewelry, fashion and housewares.

Presented by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Saturday, April 16Grid ViewRows View

 
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Paid tickets required
Ticket will be available at the door

Calling all mods and rockers! Get ready to cross the pond and journey back in time with our tribute to sixties London, an unforgettable fundraiser benefitting the Museum’s School and Teacher Programs. Inspired by the far-out fashion and groovy sounds that caused a sensation around the world, this spectacular evening will include live performances by a Beatles/Rolling Stones tribute band and Pennsylvania Ballet II, a look at our special exhibition International Pop, jolly good food and drinks, and one cracking party. Learn more >>
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Friday, June 17Grid ViewRows View

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5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free Admission to teens with the STAMP pass

Celebrate the opening of the Teen Art Exhibition with a night of performances, music, and dancing. Explore the talents of local teen artists, create some wearable art in the splatter studio, and show off your talents during the open mic session.
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Starts at 9:30 a.m.
Location: East Terrace

Join Dhyana Yoga for an early morning yoga class to celebrate the opening of our newly renovated South Asian Art Galleries. Once you have flowed through your practice come inside to participate in art making, performances and tours of the galleries.

This class is weather dependent.
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Saturday, November 12Grid ViewRows View

 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free

Join us for the United States premiere of Covering Letter, the Museum's first acquisition by acclaimed Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat. Experience the immersive installation and enjoy a reception with the artist in attendance. ​
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Saturday, May 13Grid ViewRows View

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mifflin Square, Philadelphia, PA 19148

The Philadelphia Assembled mobile sanctuary dome visits the Laos in the House block party, hosted by the Cambodian Business Association. Inside the dome, attendees can share their stories.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Las Parcelas Garden, 2248 N. Palethorp Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Join us for a reading of “Las Mujeres” by Erlina Ortiz (2:00 p.m.) and “Shelter in Place” by Alisha Adams (5:00 p.m.), accompanied by performances by youth and local artists during intermission.
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Starts at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Las Parcelas Garden, 2248 N. Palethorp Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Join us for a reading of "Las Mujeres" by Erlina Ortiz (2:00 p.m.) and "Shelter in Place" by Alisha Adams (5 p.m.), accompanied by performances by youth and local artists during intermission.

Part of the Sovereignty atmosphere of Philadelphia Assembled.
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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: African Cultural Art Forum, 221 South 52nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19139

The African Cultural Art Forum (ACAF) has been manufacturing and distributing natural household products in West Philadelphia since 1969. In this workshop, learn how to produce and merchandise your own essential oils and incenses. This program empowers individuals with means to become self-sufficient and encourages local communities to work together in unity, sustainability, and sovereignty.

Space is limited; please RSVP.
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6:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. CANCELED
Location: ICE offices at 16th and Callowhill, Philadelphia, PA 19130

To be rescheduled.

Join Philadelphia Assembled and New Sanctuary Movement for an early morning dance party to celebrate our collective joy in the face of struggle and oppression. This ICE-Breaker event features local DJs, activists, and organizers from the immigrant rights movement as well as Sanctuary in the Streets trainees.
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Starts at 10:00 a.m.

Inside Out is back with more art in unexpected places. Want to learn more about Haddonfield’s Inside Out exhibition? Take a tour of the artworks the first Saturday of each month this summer. The tour starts at the Kings Court gazebo. ​
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Starts at 10:00 a.m.

Inside Out is back with more art in unexpected places.

Come out to ­­­­­Kings Court in Haddonfield to celebrate and explore reproductions of beloved artworks from the Museum’s collection with local vendors and activities.​ Curious to learn more about the artworks? Join us for a tour at 10:30, starting from Kings Court Gazebo.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Inside Out is back with more art in unexpected places.

Come out to the Media Upper Providence Free Library to celebrate and explore reproductions of beloved artworks from the Museum’s collection with local vendors and activities.​
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Events & Activities
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: 1808 W Tioga St, Philadelphia, PA 19140

This procession is to draw attention to the need for the permanent lighting of the underpasses in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood. Community members will join the Alumni Ex-Offenders Association in illuminating the resilience in the community while bringing hope, light, and possibility for permanent change. The lighting of the bridges will be created in partnership with the Illuminator Collective.
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5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Inside Out is back with more art in unexpected places.

Come out to the Singing Fountain at the intersections of E. Passyunk, 11th and Tasker Streets​ in East Passyunk​ to celebrate and explore reproductions of beloved artworks from the Museum’s collection with food and drink specials, tours and other activities. Stay late to enjoy the first of the summer's Passeggiatta, with an afternoon farmer's market and evening vendor specials.​​
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5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1335 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Join us for a house-raising ceremony and celebration as we put the finishing touches on the framework for an affordable house at the Blueprint for a Just Neighborhood site. The evening continues with a performance of Blurry Edges , a Philadelphia scene by playwright Mona Washington. The play reflects on the possibilities of engaging with and in the community and grapples with issues related to reconstruction, gentrification, and displacement.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Paul Robeson House, 4951 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19139

Philadelphia Assembled’s Mobile Futures Institute celebrates the Paul Robeson House Museum. This event includes a staged reading of Robeson’s testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

Please RSVP to Art Sanctuary.
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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Urban Creators, 2315 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133

Join us for an evening of storytelling, seed swapping, and knowledge sharing. Seed keeping is a way of sharing stories that connect the foods we eat and the seeds that produce them with a memory of our culture. Come, bring some seeds to trade or a special story or memory, and experience the love of seeds.
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9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join Stretch and Fly Youth Business Garden and Philadelphia Assembled for a day of planting, building, and mural making as we cultivate the garden for the season.
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Starts at 10:00 a.m.

Inside Out is back with more art in unexpected places. Want to learn more about Haddonfield’s Inside Out exhibition? Take a tour of the artworks the first Saturday of each month this summer. The tour starts at the Kings Court gazebo.
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Starts at 10:00 a.m.

Inside Out is back with more art in unexpected places.

Come out to the Pretzel Park Farmers Market to celebrate and explore reproductions of beloved artworks from the Museum’s collection with local vendors and activities.​​
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5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia Inc., 1939 W. Venango St, Philadelphia, PA 19140

One of a series of conversations (facilitated by William Goldsby of Reconstructions, Inc.) addressing the evolution of mass incarceration. This conversation explores the meaning of the first-nation word “Tioga” and our local bridges as well as the benefits of bridging the past, the present, and the future by examining the history of mass incarceration and its impact on our lives.

Space is limited; seats available on a first come-first serve basis.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: 1335 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Hear ​neighborhood stories “No Place for Us: Ghosts of the Displaced. Pushed Out. Pushing Back” by Staci Moore, and experience the initiation of a podcast series with a live recording of “Taking My Stake Out of the Ground” by Tieshka Smith.
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12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Urban Creators, 2315 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133

Urban Creators hosts open house volunteer days the second Saturday of the month. Dress for the weather and the dirt. We recommend you bring water and a snack.
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5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson University, Lubert Plaza, 10th and Locust Streets, Philadelphia PA 19107

How can Philadelphia become a true sanctuary city? Join us in launching a month-long forum in a specially constructed dome dedicated to discussing, dreaming, and collectively imagining sanctuary. This will also be a public introduction to the PHLA Sanctuary Stewards, who will welcome guests into the dome and maintain it over the course of this one month installation. Within the space there will be areas to rest, have a conversation, and collect materials on sanctuary related services throughout the city.
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Sunday, June 18Grid ViewRows View

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Germantown Ave. & W. Cambria Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133

Storyteller Denise Valentine shares narratives that combine archival research, oral histories, and folklore. In her series The Master Narratives, odd coincidences come into view in a strange confluence of time and place as connections to Old Philadelphia families and ancestral homelands are unearthed. Kamau Blakney will accompany the program with his capoeira music and movement.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 1335 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122​

Participate in a teach-in on displacement led by the Women’s Community Revitalization Project and the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities. Lead by Michaela Pommells of the Coalition for Racial Justice (CoRaJus), this teach-in falls at the end of WCRP’s campaign to pass legislation to create new resources for the production and preservation of affordable, accessible homes and to strengthen green spaces.

RSVP required.
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11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: 52nd Street between Walnut and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19139

A daylong celebration of the 52 Street corridor’s historic legacy as a center for black-owned businesses. Including food, music, local and international vendors, and activities for the whole family, the Marketplace aims to set the stage for collaborations that will promote a sovereign society and to engage sustainable economic development opportunities in West Philadelphia and around the world.
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