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February 23rd, 2007
Media Advisory: Philadelphia Announces the Spectacular Restoration of Alexander Milne Calder Sculptures Atop City Hall


Opportunity to see the restored sculptures up close and personal from the 35th Floor of Centre Square East

WHAT:
“Unveiling” of the eight newly-restored, colossal bronze sculptures on City Hall Tower, with information about the groundbreaking laser conservation process that will preserve them, and the additional plans that lie ahead.

WHO:
Mayor John F. Street
Managing Director Pedro Ramos
Andrzej Dajnowski, Director, Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio, Inc.
Anne d’Harnoncourt, Director and CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rebecca Rimel, President and CEO, The Pew Charitable Trusts

WHEN:
Monday February 26th at 2:00 PM

WHERE:
1500 Market Street
Centre Square East Tower, 35th Floor
(Please enter from 16th Street.)

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Margot Berg at 215-686-4596.
Refreshments will be served.


CONTACT:
Margot Berg, 215-686-4596
City of Philadelphia, Public Art Program
Norman Keyes, 215-684-7862
Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Public Art Program of the City of Philadelphia, consisting of the Percent for Art Program and the Conservation and Collection Management Program, supports the commissioning of new works of art and oversees the preservation of the City’s public art collection. For more information visit www.publicartphiladelphia.org.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is Philadelphia's art museum. We are a landmark building. A world-renowned collection. A place that welcomes everyone. We bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone. We connect people with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable. We are committed to inviting visitors to see the world—and themselves—anew through the beauty and expressive power of the arts.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at pressroom@philamuseum.org. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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