7 hours ago

Made from salvaged granite from the former LO...

Made from salvaged granite from the former LOVE Park, proceeds will benefit maintenance of existing city skateparks as well as future construction, and maintenance and programming of the new LOVE Park.

    You can now own a piece of the old LOVE Park
    For those longing for the old LOVE Park and its infamous skate park where a 92-year-old Edmund Bacon once mounted a skateboard, listen up: You can now own a piece of the beloved park. Philly's Parks and Recreation Department just announced that it will be selling special commemorative pieces of granite engraved with the iconic LOVE sculpture at this year's Christmas Village.
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Center City District shared Dilworth Park's l...

    Dilworth Park
    DeckTheHall Light Show kickoff presented by Independence Blue Cross with 6abc Action News and Center City District!
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11 hours ago

Center City District added 2 new photos.

Join us and Independence Blue Cross now at #DilworthPark! #DeckTheHall #Wintergarden #DilworthPark #RothmanRink #RothmanCabin

    Center City District
    Center City District, Philadelphia, PA. 16K likes. Keeping Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive since 1991. CenterCityPhila.org
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12 hours ago

Once numbering in the billions, the passenger...

Once numbering in the billions, the passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) went extinct in the early 20th century after decades of hunting, habitat loss and other factors led to a rapid decline in population. http://theatln.tc/2jyE3vw

    What DNA Says About the Death-and Rebirth-of America's Most Common Bird
    The genome of the passenger pigeon complicates the story of its extinction-and the hopes for its resurrection.
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12 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

Thank you for supporting our school Rotary Club of Philadelphia!

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2...
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13 hours ago

Center City District shared Philadelphia Maga...

    Here's a Sneak Preview of City Hall's Awesome Holiday Light Show
    Center City is about to be lit for the holidays. 'Tis the season in Center City. Anyone visiting the recently reopened ice skating rink at Dilworth Park on Monday evening is in for a treat: a fancy new light show will debut at City Hall.
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14 hours ago

#KieferRodin is now on view at the Barnes––th...

#KieferRodin is now on view at the Barnes––the only US venue for this important exhibition co-organized with Musée Rodin in Paris. Take home this extraordinary documentation of contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer’s experimental responses to the works of master sculptor Auguste Rodin. This exquisite catalogue features work by both artists and makes a treasured keepsake or holiday gift for art lovers on your list! Visit shop.barnesfoundation.org.

    The Barnes Foundation
    KieferRodin is now on view at the Barnes--the only US venue for this important exhibition co-organized with Musée Rodin in Paris. Take home this extraordinary documentation of contemporary artist...
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14 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

Thank you Rotary Club of Philadelphia!

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2...
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15 hours ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy added 5 new photos...

These 🐦birdhouses🏚️ were designed by local artists last year and were installed in Fairmount Park's meadows this summer. Join us on 12/3 and 12/9 for guided bike tours of these "Meadow Mansions." Details here: http://bit.ly/2iszl1F

    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia, PA. 10K likes. Fairmount Park Conservancy is the nonprofit that champions Philadelphia's Parks.
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15 hours ago

Thanksgiving Day - Closed | Thursday, Novembe...

Thanksgiving Day - Closed | Thursday, November 23 After Turkey Play Day | Friday, November 24 Smith will be closed on Thanksgiving but we will be open the day after from 10am-4pm! So after an early morning of #BlackFriday shopping, join us for a fun day in the Playground and Playhouse! #smithplays

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Thanksgiving Day - Closed | Thursday, November 23 After Turkey Play Day | Friday, November 24 Smith will be closed on Thanksgiving but we will be open the day after from 10am-4pm! So after an early...
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16 hours ago

#SHOPSMALL this Saturday at 20+ Art Museum Ar...

#SHOPSMALL this Saturday at 20+ Art Museum Area businesses for your chance to win great local prizes. Learn more below! http://www.artmuseumareaphl.com/sbs2017

    Art Museum Area PHL
    Whether you are a first-time visitor or long-time resident, the small businesses in the Art Museum Area invite you to eat, shop, and explore everyday.
    http://www.artmuseumareaphl.com

16 hours ago

Have family in town for Thanksgiving? Take th...

Have family in town for Thanksgiving? Take the stress out of your visit to The Franklin Institute with our mobile app. http://bit.ly/tfi-app

    The Franklin Institute's Mobile Apps
    The Franklin Institute's Terracotta Warriors Augmented Reality App is available to download for your iPhone or Android™ device! Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor invites you to take a journey through one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history: the tomb of Qin Shihuangdi, First Emperor of China, buried in 210 BCE.
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17 hours ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse shared ...

Check out the Focus on Fathers Facebook page and learn more about their Parenting Program and other services! #playmatters #parenting #kids #family

    Focus on Fathers
    Photos of Fathers learning, implementing quality time, being engaged in their children's lives and their children enjoying themselves through play and activity
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17 hours ago

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts share...

New music from Barenaked Ladies from their latest album, 'Fake Nudes'.

    Barenaked Ladies
    To celebrate today's release of 'Fake Nudes', Barenaked Ladies is premiering their brand new video for 'Bringing It Home'. The Fake Nudes Tour Canada starts tonight in Vancouver. #BNLFAKENUDES...
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17 hours ago

The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/...

The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2 students. This Day of Service is part of the Rotary Club's $5,000 donation to Friends of Bache-Martin this past June. Rotary Club members took a tour of the the school ending in the Library with a presentation commemorating the Rotary Club's partnership with Bache-Martin. Bill Thomas (Rotary), Principal Mark Vitvitsky, Assistant Principal Dr. Danielle Merritt, and Lisa Zaborowski (Rotary) are featured below. Friends of Bache-Martin give thanks to the Rotary Club http://ow.ly/soqq30gF4bK for enhancing children's literacy and the love of reading in our community.

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2...
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18 hours ago

Center City District shared Dilworth Park's p...

    Dilworth Park
    A sneak peek at the #DeckTheHall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross! Starting tonight, City Hall will be bathed in color every single night through January 1! Produced by the Center City...
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18 hours ago

We love hearing from our scholarship students...

We love hearing from our scholarship students! A recent one shared: “I wish to thank the scholarship committee for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Understanding Sculpture class. Each class opened my eyes to yet another aspect of viewing sculpture with a new perspective and appreciation of the sculpting process.” Spring classes start in January. Apply for a need-based scholarship by December 31 to take a Barnes class for free! Learn more: https://www.barnesfoundation.org/classes/ Amedeo Modigliani. Head, 1911-1912

    The Barnes Foundation
    We love hearing from our scholarship students! A recent one shared: "I wish to thank the scholarship committee for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Understanding Sculpture class....
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19 hours ago

Named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble, w...

Named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was born on this day in 1889, the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most important devices for observing the universe. The impact Hubble made on the field of astronomy was immense. He is particularly well known for observing and describing the expansion of the universe. He was honored by The Franklin Institute with the 1939 Franklin Medal. http://bit.ly/2foMJ0C IMAGE: Hubble Space Telescope | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was born on this day in 1889, the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most important devices for observing the universe. The impact Hubble made on the...
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19 hours ago

BOOK FAIR STARTS TODAY!! Lots of great title...

BOOK FAIR STARTS TODAY!! Lots of great titles to encourage reading during the holidays! Please stop by! (and volunteer, if you can!) HALF DAY PROJECTS Want to make the school look amazing for the students? Come help us for an hour (or more!)! Let's surprise those Tigers with some school spirit and science decor for the holidays! To sign up, and make a difference at our school, click here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aca722a6f58-tigers

    Tigers, Books, and Science, oh my!
    Do you have an hour (or more) in the upcoming half days before Thanksgiving? Help us make a difference at school! We have various projects we'd like to tackle, and we need YOUR help! SCHOOL SPIRIT The gym was re-painted by Villanova volunteers earlier in the year, come and help us the final touches by adding some school spirit in the form of tiger paws!
    http://www.signupgenius.com

35 hours ago

Reminder! PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Remembe...

Reminder! PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Remember: We will have half days Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week for Parent-Teacher Conferences! If you have not scheduled a parent-teacher conference, please contact your child's teacher. http://thepowerofbachemartin.com/directory BOOK FAIR We will have a book fair during the conferences, please stop by! (and volunteer for an hour if you can!) PAINTING PROJECTS Want to make the school look amazing for the students? Come help us for an hour! Let's give all of our Tigers an amazing gym and science classroom for the holidays! To sign up, and make a difference at our school, click here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aca722a6f58-tigers

    Tigers, Books, and Science, oh my!
    Do you have an hour (or more) in the upcoming half days before Thanksgiving? Help us make a difference at school! We have various projects we'd like to tackle, and we need YOUR help! SCHOOL SPIRIT The gym was re-painted by Villanova volunteers earlier in the year, come and help us the final touches by adding some school spirit in the form of tiger paws!
    http://www.signupgenius.com

36 hours ago

Believed to be at least eight millennia old, ...

Believed to be at least eight millennia old, engravings in Arabia are possibly be the oldest depictions of dogs known to archaeologists. http://bit.ly/2jBmlrj

    These may be the world's first images of dogs-and they're wearing leashes
    Carved into a sandstone cliff on the edge of a bygone river in the Arabian Desert, a hunter draws his bow for the kill. He is accompanied by 13 dogs, each with its own coat markings; two animals have lines running from their necks to the man's waist.
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39 hours ago

NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 26 IS #MUSEUMSTORESUNDAY! ...

NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 26 IS #MUSEUMSTORESUNDAY! Kickstart your holiday shopping while supporting your local museum! Plus, get rewarded for being a patron: Take home a FREE TOTE BAG with any purchase over $50. Visit the #BarnesShop on the lower level.

    The Barnes Foundation
    NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 26 IS #MUSEUMSTORESUNDAY! Kickstart your holiday shopping while supporting your local museum! Plus, get rewarded for being a patron: Take home a FREE TOTE BAG with any purchase...
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40 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Enjoy a night among the stars at The Franklin Institute’s next Science After Hours going behind the scenes of your favorite movies and discovering the science of the cinema. http://bit.ly/2xGPEea

    Science After Hours: Hollywood
    The silver screen comes to life at the most glamorous Science After Hours of the year! Discover the secrets behind your favorite films, from the science...
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43 hours ago

Jean Hugo was born in Paris on this day in 18...

Jean Hugo was born in Paris on this day in 1894. Great-grandson of author Victor Hugo, he was a painter, illustrator, and theatre designer whose work brought him into contact with some of the most influential figures of 20th century art: Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Erik Satie, Marcel Proust, and many more. In addition to avant-garde theatre, he notably designed the costumes and sets for Carl Dreyer’s film “The Passion of Joan of Arc.” His personal work was modest in scale and dream-like in tone, mingling the influences of Henri Rousseau, Nicolas Poussin, and the Italian Primitives. He produced quiet, light-filled landscapes and scenes of magical realism like this small tempera painting from 1931. 🎨 Jean Hugo. The Flight (Beginning of the End of the World), 1931

    The Barnes Foundation
    Jean Hugo was born in Paris on this day in 1894. Great-grandson of author Victor Hugo, he was a painter, illustrator, and theatre designer whose work brought him into contact with some of the most...
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43 hours ago

The Barnes Foundation shared Mural Arts Phila...

Last chance to be part of this monumental citywide project! Drop in on Sunday, Nov. 19 as Monument Lab's curatorial team shares some of their exciting discoveries and answers questions about preliminary findings. FREE. Just walk up at 20th and the Parkway 1–5 pm. #MonumentLab

    After Monument Lab: Research Debrief Open House
    Since this summer, we've hosted a field research office for Monument Lab at The Barnes Foundation, holding idea-gathering sessions as well as artist...
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45 hours ago

The Philadelphia Marathon passes right past o...

The Philadelphia Marathon passes right past our building today. Best wishes to all of the runners in this year’s event. Give us a wave as you speed by! http://bit.ly/1l9Crn4 IMAGE: Étienne-Jules Marey (French, 1830-1904) | Running | 1883

    The Franklin Institute
    The Philadelphia Marathon passes right past our building today. Best wishes to all of the runners in this year's event. Give us a wave as you speed by! http://bit.ly/1l9Crn4 IMAGE: Étienne-Jules...
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2 days ago

George Kurzik posted 1 photo to Flickr:

2 days ago

"Slantjng Sqjare", 18.5" x 17" x 4", ceramic ...

"Slantjng Sqjare", 18.5" x 17" x 4", ceramic and steel sculpture by Sally Van Orden. On view now at Cerulean Arts https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/sally-van-orden

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    "Slantjng Sqjare", 18.5" x 17" x 4", ceramic and steel sculpture by Sally Van Orden. On view now at Cerulean Arts https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/sally-van-orden
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2 days ago

"Persephone Series: Flower Becomes Wallpaper ...

"Persephone Series: Flower Becomes Wallpaper II", 62" x 36", acrylic on canvas painting by Gus Sermas at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/gus-sermas

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    "Persephone Series: Flower Becomes Wallpaper II", 62" x 36", acrylic on canvas painting by Gus Sermas at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/gus-sermas
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2 days ago

"Little Landscape 1", gouache, casein, gold l...

"Little Landscape 1", gouache, casein, gold leaf, punch shapes, decorative papers and print remnants on Japanese handmade paper, 10" x 9" by Diane Pieri. Included in her "Landscape Fragments" exhibition on view now at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/diane-pieri

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    "Little Landscape 1", gouache, casein, gold leaf, punch shapes, decorative papers and print remnants on Japanese handmade paper, 10" x 9" by Diane Pieri. Included in her "Landscape Fragments"...
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2 days ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared a post.

    Lauren Summers
    Hi! BIG UPDATE!! Huge thank you to Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation! We are getting the rest of the playground finished in Spring 2018 with new big kid swings and play...
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2 days ago

"The Magic Lake #1", 22" x 30", oil on Arches...

"The Magic Lake #1", 22" x 30", oil on Arches oil paper painting by Laura Marconi. On view now at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/laura-marconi

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    "The Magic Lake #1", 22" x 30", oil on Arches oil paper painting by Laura Marconi. On view now at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/laura-marconi
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2 days ago

"Blues 10", 30" x 30", acrylic on canvas pain...

"Blues 10", 30" x 30", acrylic on canvas painting by Kassem Amoudi. On view now at Cerulean Arts https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/kassem-amoudi

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    "Blues 10", 30" x 30", acrylic on canvas painting by Kassem Amoudi. On view now at Cerulean Arts https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/kassem-amoudi
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2 days ago

As part of “Terracotta Warriors of The First ...

As part of “Terracotta Warriors of The First Emperor,” on view through March 4, 2018, The Franklin Institute has developed a special Augmented Reality experience for the exhibition. http://bit.ly/2xdSuKy Download our Terracotta Warriors AR app today for iPhone or Android to experience this wonder of archaeology in a whole new way: http://bit.ly/tcwar

    A better life through augmented reality? Really!
    What do the Franklin Institute, Ikea North America Services, QVC, and the Fringe Fest have in common? They're betting on augmented reality - a commingling of the real world we live in with computer-generated imagery that makes the scene better (or weirder) for consumers.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

The first American to travel into space, Alan...

The first American to travel into space, Alan Shepard, was born on this day in 1923. Shepard’s first voyage outside of the Earth’s atmosphere in 1961, in the capsule Freedom 7, lasted just over 15 minutes. Shepard would return to space in 1971 as part of the Apollo 14 mission to the moon. https://go.nasa.gov/2jzZFaC IMAGE: Alan Shepard | 1963 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    The first American to travel into space, Alan Shepard, was born on this day in 1923. Shepard's first voyage outside of the Earth's atmosphere in 1961, in the capsule Freedom 7, lasted just over 15...
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2 days ago

Calling all rising musicians: Apply for a Bar...

Calling all rising musicians: Apply for a Barnes Ensemble Fellowship Inspired by Albert Barnes’s unconventional approach to arranging art, the Barnes Ensemble seeks musicians who have completed their training and are now in the first substantial phase of their professional careers. Applications for all winds, brass, percussion, and strings close January 1, 2018: http://bit.ly/barnes-ensemble-apply

    The Barnes Foundation
    Calling all rising musicians: Apply for a Barnes Ensemble Fellowship Inspired by Albert Barnes's unconventional approach to arranging art, the Barnes Ensemble seeks musicians who have completed...
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2 days ago

Louis Daguerre, who was born on this day in 1...

Louis Daguerre, who was born on this day in 1787, developed the photographic process known as daguerreotype photography. At the time, in the 1830s, Daguerre’s system could create a photograph after a low exposure time of just twenty minutes. http://bit.ly/1NpUnTT IMAGE: William G. Mason (American) | [North side of Chestnut Street, between Second Street and Third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] | between 1842 and 1845 | The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    The Franklin Institute
    Louis Daguerre, who was born on this day in 1787, developed the photographic process known as daguerreotype photography. At the time, in the 1830s, Daguerre's system could create a photograph after a...
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3 days ago

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3 days ago

mklinchin posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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#KieferRodin opening night. Exactly 100 years...

#KieferRodin opening night. Exactly 100 years after #Rodin’s death, we bring his legacy back to life with an exhibition presenting contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer’s experimental responses to the masterworks of Rodin. #Rodin100

    The Barnes Foundation
    KieferRodin opening night. Exactly 100 years after #Rodin's death, we bring his legacy back to life with an exhibition presenting contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer's experimental responses to the...
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3 days ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared Fairm...

Cerulean Arts will be participating in the Art Museum Area Small Business Saturday, November 25, 12-6pm. Visit artmuseumareaphl.com/sbs2017 to learn more about special offers and view all the participating businesses. Shop Small!

    Art Museum Area Small Business Saturday
    Pickup a "Small Biz Passport" from participating locations, visit multiple locations, and enter to win great local prizes. All while supporting your...
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3 days ago

New research suggests that winemaking may hav...

New research suggests that winemaking may have gotten its start at least eight thousand years ago. http://n.pr/2jqIyba

    Georgian Jars Hold 8,000-Year-Old Winemaking Clues
    Anthropologist Patrick McGovern, at the University of Pennsylvania, has been pursuing the origins of wine for many years, and that search took him to the mountainous areas east of the Black Sea, in what is today Georgia, Armenia, and Iran. "Everything pointed to that region as the area to investigate," he says.
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