Philly To-Do: New Art Shows & Exhibits

Our Open Arts program is your key to unlocking the door to Philly’s arts and culture scene. March brings us openings at the Painted Bride Art Center, the National Constitution Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As an Open Arts member, you have access to free or heavily discounted tickets to these awesome events. Not a member? Learn more about joining here and use promo code “social1617” to sign up!

Soul Inspiration
March 1-25 | The Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street | Student Price: Free

Soul Inspiration is a visual art exhibition to honor six African American figures who inspired a generation of human and civil rights workers in Philadelphia, and the nation: William Still, James Forten, Richard Allen, Cecil B. Moore, Rev. Leon Sullivan and Paul L Robeson.


New Exhibit: Powers of the President
March 1 – May 17 | National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street | Student Price: $13

This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time. Discover both key actions by well-known presidents as well as the constitutional legacies of lesser known “forgotten presidents,” and the impact that they all have had while holding our nation’s highest office.


American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
March 1 – May 14 | Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | Student Price: $19

From the passion of a small group of painters in the 1860s to the flowering of modernism in the early twentieth century, this survey charts the artistic revolution that occurred during the lifetimes of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the two most influential American watercolorists.


American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
March 6 – July 16 | National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street | Student Price $13

Step back in time in American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, the critically acclaimed exhibit that brings the story of Prohibition vividly to life.

This is just a small sample of all the fantastic events listed on our Open Arts site. You can see more upcoming events here. If you want to meet the Campus Philly crew, come out to our Open Arts College Night at the Pennsylvania Ballet on Friday, April 7 you can’t beat $10 student tickets!