Philadelphia Assembled Opening Celebration

9 Sep 2017
10am - 8pm
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Assembled, “Lighting of the Bridges.” Photo by Tim Tiebout.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an opening celebration for its Philadelphia Assembled exhibition. The day-long event will feature family-friendly activities, artist-led workshops, and a performance my Pew Fellow Camae Ayewa (as Moor Mother). The program will culminate in a light installation by Illuminator Collective in the Skylit Atrium of the Perelman building.

This event is free; advanced registration is required.

Philadelphia Assembled is an expansive, citywide project initiated by Dutch visual artist Jeanne van Heeswijk that invites change agents throughout the city to collectively imagine a present and future Philadelphia. The multi-part project is organized around five notions, or what van Heeswijk calls “atmospheres”—Reconstructions, Sovereignty, Futures, Sanctuary, and Movement—each derived from preliminary conversations about the city’s changing landscape.