During this tour you will find out the history of the Kimmel Center, learn architectural and construction highlights, as well as visit the Commonwealth Plaza, Perelman Theater, Verizon Hall, Merck Arts Education Center and the Dorrance H. Hamilton Garden. This tour is approximately one hour in duration. Call ahead to schedule your tour.
Come for an in-depth look at the Kimmel Center's architecture. This walk along the Avenue of the Arts allows you to view the Center in the context of the cityscape. Tour artworks on display throughout the Kimmel Center, including the Moore Galleries and the recently installed Percent for Art collection. This tour is approximately 90 minutes in duration. Call ahead to schedule your tour.
The current museum building (Historic Landmark Building) opened in 1876. Designed by the American architects Frank Furness and George W. Hewitt, it has been designated a National Historic Landmark. As such, it is recognized as an important part of America's and Philadelphia's architectural heritage. The collection is installed in a chronological and thematic format, exploring the history of American art from the 1760s to the present.
Since its founding, PAFA has collected works by leading American artists, as well as works by distinguished alumni and faculty of its school. From 1811 to 1969, PAFA also organized annual art exhibitions from which significant acquisitions were made. Harrison S. Morris, Managing Director from 1892 to 1905, collected contemporary American art for the institution. Among the many masterpieces acquired during his tenure were works by Cecilia Beaux, William Merritt Chase, Frank Duvenek, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, and Edmund Tarbell. Work by The Eight, which included former PAFA students Robert Henri and John Sloan, is well represented in the collection, and provides a transition between 19th- and 20th- century art movements.
Today, PAFA maintains its strong collecting tradition with the inclusion of works by modern and contemporary American artists such as Jennifer Bartlett, Richard Diebenkorn, Nancy Graves, Alex Katz, Philip Pearlstein, Robert Motherwell, Raymond Saunders, and Frank Stella. Acquisitions and exhibition programs are balanced between historical and contemporary art, and the museum continues to show works by contemporary regional artists and features annual displays of work by PAFA students.
Docent tours meet in the lobby of the Historic Landmark Building and feature highlights of the permanent collection.
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours are free with admission. Check in with the front desk or call 215-972-2060 on the day of your visit to confirm docent availability.
After a successful season at its temporary location at City Hall in 2016, Christmas Village is happy to announce, that it will make the move back to newly renovated LOVE Park in 2017.
Come and experience Philadelphia’s Best Family Event, voted by the Philly Happening List, with your beloved ones! To get more information about our vendors and programming, visit our website http://philachristmas.com or simply get connected on social media channels.
Returning for its 10th anniversary season, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform Love Park into an authentic German Christmas market.
Times and Dates of Christmas Village in Philadelphia:
Thanksgiving (November 23th) till Christmas Eve (December 24th)
Preview Weekend: November 18th & 19th.
Sun. - Thur.: 11am - 7pm
Fri. - Sat.: 11am - 8pm
Thanksgiving Day: 9am - 5pm
Black Friday: 9am - 5pm
Christmas Eve: 11am - 5pm
Location: JFK Plaza, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Admission is free.
Join Aqimero Monday to Friday, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. for a variety of Happy Hour specials. You’ll find $7 cocktails, $6 wine, $5 draught beer, and $1.50 oysters.
Happy Hour also features Aqimero’s new Social Circle deal, fabulous for groups of 4-8 looking to mingle over savory fare. For $30.00 per person, guests will be able to choose two skewers from a list of options such as shrimp, octopus, fish, and chicken. Social Circle also includes the choice of one taco; crispy chicken, baja fish, or shrimp “al pastor.” Next, visitors will choose two snacks for sharing from a list that features crispy calamari, spicy shrimp quesadilla, guacamole, smoked swordfish dip, truffle fries, and Philly cheesesteak sliders. The deal is rounded out with a shareable chandelabra, a large format cocktail.
As the weather gets colder and we welcome the holiday season, Aqimero is excited to host their annual hot cocoa special and charitable toy drive!
Beginning on Black Friday and running until December 17th. Come and enjoy a glass of hot chocolate while marveling at the beautiful holiday décor in the iconic Ritz-Carlton lobby. Available starting on Friday, November 24 and running through the holiday season, Aqimero will sell a traditional hot chocolate and a boozy hot chocolate to guests. The booze can be of the guests' choice (bourbon, baileys, etc).
The holiday chocolate will available Thursday – Sunday from 12 noon to 10 pm.
Additionally, Aqimero will be a drop off location for toys that will be donated to CHOP and any child that brings in a toy will get 50% off their first glass of hot chocolate!
Known for its joyful and powerful multi-layered works, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company performs the Philadelphia premiere of New Conversations: First Look (2017).
This work was created in collaboration with multi-Grammy Award winning jazz composer Arturo O’Farrill and Ronald K. Brown Artistic Director/Founder. It is built on Ochosi- a Cuban Orissa that is a hunter and has male and female appearances. It speaks to the humanity, politics and interconnectiveness of heritage in the Diaspora.
Brown is recognized for his masterly fusion of African dance, contemporary dance and spoken word. A Guggenheim Fellow, Brown holds the distinction of setting a full evening of works on the celebrated Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Brown’s program spanning 20 years of his visionary works also includes Ebony Magazine: To A Village (1996), Torch (2013), and Four Corners (2014).
The New York Times notes, “The power of Ronald K. Brown’s choreography lies in its myriad layers. There is an undeniable way his propulsive movement crosses beyond the stage. Yes this is the rare choreographer who makes you want to get up and dance.”
Bringing the incomparable legacy of African American choreographers to the Perelman stage, PHILADANCO founder Joan Myers Brown has crafted a performance that highlights a past often left out of the history books.
With pieces including “Walking with Pearl” about historic choreographer and dancer Pearl Primus; a world premiere ballet entitled “Pieces of My Heart,” choreographed by Sonia Dawkins and based on the poems of renowned writer August Wilson; work from choreographer Geoffrey Holder performed by his wife, legendary guest artist Carmen de Lavallade; “Forces of Rhythm” from The Wiz choreographer and Tony Award winner Louis Johnson; and more.