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Philadelphia Assembled
September 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Philadelphia Assembled banners in front of Philadelphia's City Hall
Come. Listen. Participate. Share your experience: @philamuseum #phlassembled
Philadelphia Assembled
September 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Collectively imagining our futures

Philadelphia Assembled joins art and civic engagement. Initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and shaped by hundreds of collaborators, it tells a story of radical community building and active resistance. Challenging, inspiring, and as big as the city, Philadelphia Assembled asks: how can we collectively shape our futures?

This project articulates a collective narrative about our city around five principles:

Reconstructions: How do we rewrite our histories?
Sovereignty: How do we define self-determination & unity?
Sanctuary: How do we create safe spaces?
Futures: How do we reimagine our tomorrow?
Movement: How do we share knowledge?

What began in 2013 as conversations and gatherings manifested in spring 2017 as programs, meals, and installations throughout Philadelphia. Now reuniting the works and ideas that emerged in these public actions, Philadelphia Assembled transforms the Perelman Building into a civic stage where the city is performed.

Pay What You Wish admission to the Perelman Building through Dec. 10

Exhibition Trailer


Philadelphia Assembled is made possible by the William Penn Foundation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art, Wyncote Foundation, The Arlin and Neysa Adams Endowment Fund, Nancy M. Berman and Alan Bloch, Lynne and Harold Honickman, Mr. and Mrs. Milton S. Schneider, Constance and Sankey Williams, the Mondriaan Fund, Lyn M. Ross, and The Netherland-America Foundation.



Perelman Building, ground floor