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Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Now through Fri, November 30, 2018 5:00 P.M.
First Floor Gallery West at Parkway Central Library

Between September 2017 and November 2018, all of Philadelphia will be celebrating the centennial of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Since 1917, this grand avenue has connected Philadelphia’s City Hall with the entrance to Fairmount Park, linking the heart of our city to the natural wonders…

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Engaging Color: Philadelphia Center for the Book Member Exhibition

Now through Wed, January 9, 2019 9:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The Philadelphia Center for the Book is proud to announce Engaging Color: Philadelphia Center for the Book Member’s Exhibition. Curated by the Philadelphia Center for the Book Board, members were invited to submit books and works on paper for which color is an essential visual or…

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Philadelphia Stories Issue Launch and Art Opening: Journeys

Now through Wed, February 13, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The winter 2019 issue of Philadelphia Stories explores “journeys,” complementing this theme in in the One Book featured selection Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Writers will read their work, including poetry, essays, and fiction, in an event featuring original artwork from…

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Survivors and Casualties: Domestic Housing in Philadelphia During the 18th and 19th Centuries

Now through Sat, April 13, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Explore the long history of working-class housing in Philadelphia including the ubiquitous row home and the many residences that have disappeared in the name of progress. On display in the Art Department Hallway Gallery until mid-April, 2019

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Philadelphia: The Changing City

Now through Sat, April 13, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

October 10, 2018 – April 13, 2019 An exhibition in the Rare Book Department  From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub…

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