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The Liberty Bell is an important symbol of Philadelphia’s historic past. The Liberty Bell is free to visit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day on a first come first serve basis.
Monument Lab’s OverTime is a public art and technology platform designed to allow users to dig deeper into the living history of a city. Through a free downloadable augmented reality app, OverTime offers educational, self-guided tours of a public space by unearthing the multiple layers of history, meaning, and interpretation of that site through a personal smart device. Led by a virtual tour guide, the app opens an imagined outdoor art and history museum, so that users can access histories of an important street or intersection; explore stories and memories; and visualize new ways to access and share their own perspectives and knowledge of that site.
Head to the Art Museum steps for a virtual tour hosted by renowned poet Ursula Rucker!
OverTime is a collaboration with Dream Syndicate and the Center for Public Art & Space at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design.
The first prototype tour will be released for public use at the iconic Art Museum steps hosted by renowned poet Ursula Rucker. OverTime illuminates stories through a living timeline, city sightlines, and a “new art history” of the Rocky statue. Each stop of the tour is guided by an open research question: What has happened here? What can you see from here? What does this statue mean to you? Through the app, Monument Lab will gather visitors’ observations and make those reflections accessible through its website. Built with Philadelphia-based technologists Dream Syndicate, OverTime optimizes socially-distanced outdoor engagement by offering the option to engage on site at the steps, or off-site for accessibility and public health purposes.
Schuylkill Banks is the tidal Schuylkill River’s trail and greenway, and the perfect spot to bike (with your own, or using Philly’s bike share system, Indego!), walk, run, rollerblade, and explore. With plenty of trail space for your activity of choice, and plenty of grassy areas for relaxing, this spot is a must-visit all year round!
As the first art museum and school in the United States, PAFA celebrates the transformative power of art and art-making.
PAFA inspires the public by expanding the stories of American art through its collections, exhibitions, and programs; and educates artists from around the world to be innovative makers and critical thinkers with a deep understanding of traditions and the ability to challenge conventions.
Through its world-class museum and school, PAFA nurtures and recognizes artists at every turn in their career.
Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is an immersive audio experience tailor-made for Fairmount Park. Co-commissioned by the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in association with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and recorded by musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the SOUNDWALK Ensemble, Ellen Reid’s compositions were meticulously programmed for Fairmount Park and the Mann’s campus, and can be experienced via a GPS-enabled mobile app. SOUNDWALK is free to the public and was created with social distancing guidelines in mind.
Participants can experience SOUNDWALK by downloading the free Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK mobile app and listening to the compositions which were customized to reflect the individual journey of each participant through nature. Movement around Fairmount Park triggers musical cells which were carefully crafted to harmonize with the landscape and attractions. The experience is guided by the listener: the path you choose dictates the music you hear, and no two visits will be exactly the same.
A free weekly gathering that connects members of the community who have ideas, talent, resources, and/or passion to contribute and want to participate in a full slate of high-impact programming and informal networking. Powered by the Science Center.
Free to attend. No registration required.
The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.”
The exhibition invites visitors to meet women whose boundless curiosity impelled them to investigate the mysteries of the universe, from the stars glittering in the night sky down to the inner workings of cells in our bodies and the structures of the atoms that make up all matter.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum was founded in 1977 with a visionary purpose: to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the process of creating works of art with the public. Your unconventional museum experience awaits.
Free (with $5 suggested donation) and open to the public five days a week (Wed-Sun). Visit our Museum Shop for a free postcard!