The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) ongoing project, Pop Up Garden: An Exploration of the Philadelphia Rail Park, is now welcoming visitors to experience the transformation of the Viaduct Rail Park at 10th and Hamilton Streets.
Designed by renowned landscape architect Walter Hood, the garden features imaginative public installations and creative community interventions that introduce audiences to the three-mile rail park’s emerging ecology and cultural history. These include a sound installation created by artist Abby Sohn, archival images provided by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and walking tours that explore the park’s native plant life and rich architectural heritage.
The pop up garden, open through September 30, has received extensive press coverage in recent weeks. In an interview with WHYY, PHS president Matt Rader explained, “PHS pop ups really exist to help people see how horticulture can change the urban environment and create a unique sense of place.”
Noting the project’s interdisciplinary nature, Al Día praised the garden as “a rare combination of historic preservation, contemporary planning, and green advocacy.”
Wednesday-Thursday: 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Sunday: 12:00-10:00 p.m.
An outgrowth of the anti-graffiti network, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced over 3,600 murals since 1984, making it the largest public art program in the United States and earning Philadelphia the nickname “City of Murals.”
Informed by first-person accounts of the Women, Infants, and Children (W.I.C.) nutritional assistance program, this mobile exhibition and series of public programs will explore the lived experience of welfare and expand the Philadelphia Public History Truck’s programmatic focus.
Structural preservation of the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark.
Richard Torchia and Catherine Morris consider visual artist Pati Hill’s contemporaneity, the creative influence of emerging technologies, and Hill’s place in contemporary and conceptual art.
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Steven Beyer is a sculptor and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
The Center for Architecture will host a special Monument Lab preview panel and reception that is free and open to the public on Friday, May 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at their Arch Street location near City Hall.
Made up of over 100 local Quaker Meeting communities in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Maryland, the Arch Street Meeting House is a regional hub for the Quaker community.
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Originally trained as a muralist, 2011 Pew Fellow Tim Portlock began experimenting with digital media platforms in the late ’90s.