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Art Museum Gets $5 Million State Renovation Grant

Gov. Corbett’s wife, Susan, on Tuesday announced the state will give the Philadelphia Museum of Art $5 million for its planned renovation.

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PA Billionaire Leaves Art Collection to Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art

Pennsylvania billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife passed away on July 4th, leaving nearly half of his extensive art collection to the nearby Brandywine Conservancy and […]


The Oval Kicks Off with Something New from Yards

This Wednesday, July 16th, Eakins Oval will transform into more than just a parking lot on the Parkway. For the second summer, The Oval returns, as […]


Is Frank Gehry Really “Apollo Creed-Level Bad for Philadelphia”?

Art Museum and expansion, seen in section. (Philadelphia Museum of Art/Gehry Partners) In a City Lab piece titled “Philly: Let’s Talk About Frank Gehry,” Kriston […]

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Here’s a Model of What Frank Gehry Wants to Do to the Art Museum Steps

This morning I came across the above image, posted on Twitter via Reddit. The Art Museum is calling it a “an option for consideration.” But, […]

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Heads Up: Academy of Natural Sciences Hosting Free Admission Day

Just a heads up for you early planners: The Academy of Natural Sciences will be hosting a free day on June 30th as part of […]

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Art Museum to Unveil Frank Gehry-Led Expansion

“The architect Frank Gehry’s design for a renovation and expansion of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be unveiled on July 1 in an exhibition at the museum […]


What Are Center City’s Hottest Neighborhoods?

Philadelphia’s hottest neighborhoods: a topic no one ever stops talking about. Where are they? Who lives there? How much does it cost to buy a […]


8 Reasons to Go See the Patrick Kelly Fashion Exhibit at PMA

Yesterday the Philadelphia Museum of Art debuted their much-anticipated Patrick Kelly exhibition. While many see only the glorious excess of Gianni Versace when they think […]


Art Museum Stunner With Four-Car Parking for $1.6M

Pretty sure I’m not the only one who would have loved to grow up here! This completely redone home (renovated in 2011) is a century-old, […]

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Author David Macaulay to Sneak-Peek New Book on the SS United States in Philly

David Macaulay, best-selling author/illustrator behind The Way Things Work, staple of coffee tables and active minds for years, will host a sneak-preview of his upcoming, yet-to-be-published book […]

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Petition Started to Turn Divine Lorraine Into an “Interactive Museum of Contemporary Art”

“Do people want something that provides more jobs and connects communities, or would you rather have a gentrification spaceship land here with more condos?” Caryn […]

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Whitney Houston Wax Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds

Jezebel has photos of the stunning Whitney Houston wax figure that arrived at London’s Madam Tussauds today. The unveiling came complete with a concert by […]

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Fumo’s Halfway House Digs: Quite a Distance From His Fairmount Mansion

Here we have the building where Sen. Vince Fumo will stay now that he’s getting out of prison. The Kintock Group halfway house is such […]

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What We Love: Free Admission to the Barnes

The Barnes Foundation is celebrating its grand opening this weekend on the Ben Franklin Parkway, where the new museum was built to house the impressive […]