Philadelphia Assembled Opening Celebration

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


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.