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    • James Turrell's proposed Skyspace, situated directly in front of the Art Museum's columns

Art Critics: Proposed “Skyspace” behind Art Museum provokes controversy at Historical Commission

For a moment Friday morning, it looked as though the Historical Commission might have a problem with world-renowned artist James Turrell and his plans to grace Philadelphia with one of his…

    • Rendering of Skyspace by James Turrell at the Fairmont Waterfront

Art Commission OKs art installation behind the Art Museum and considers concepts for Live! Casino’s public art

The Art Commission approved two art pieces that use unusual canvases—the sky and a forthcoming casino—at their monthly meeting Wednesday morning. The commissioners granted preliminary conceptual approval to some of the…

    • Rendering of Richard Serra sculpture on the Rodin Museum grounds, presented at December 2016 Art Commission meeting

Art Commission approves Richard Serra sculpture for Parkway, redesign ahead for Holocaust Memorial

Wednesday’s Art Commission meeting opened with two major upgrades to established sites on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Timothy Rub, laid out a proposal…

    • Illustration of proposed Skyspace at Philadelphia Museum of Art | KSK

New Turrell 'Skyspace' planned by Philadelphia Museum of Art

Behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, overlooking the falls and Fairmount Water Works below, there are two gazebos. Now the museum is proposing installation of a third, 21st century addition to…

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May 6: PMA coming to Passyunk | Designing for aging populations | The case against curbs

The Nutter administration clarifies they aren't against pay-by-phone curb parking, they just want an analysis of the revenue impact. Reproductions of artwork from the Philadelphia of Museum of Art are coming…

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April 9: Citizen Sam's L&I plan | Glow in the dark safety paint | The case for bus transfers

The King of Jeans building is finally coming down, to be replaced by a 59-foot building with 12 apartments and ground floor commercial. Glow in the dark paint for safer…

    • River Walk | 4224 Baltimore | Broad and Washington | W Hotel
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2015 Predictions: You call it

If you believe Back to the Future II, 2015 is the future. So let’s use our hoverboards to zip through the mists of a new year to make a few predictions.…

    • East Terrace Aerial Rendering | (c) Gehry Partners, LLP
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Frank Gehry's "quiet intervention" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Renowned architect Frank Gehry was hired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2006 to develop a master plan for the museum, part of the seismic effect of his highly sculptural…

    • patriotic grooves
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June 30-July 6: Civic Design Review | Making a Classic Modern | Green Infrastructure | DAG on 500 Walnut | Independence Day celebrations

Here’s what’s on our radar this week, leading up to and through the 4th of July (besides Hoagie Day). Yes, Welcome America. EVALUATE: July Civic Design Review meeting Tuesday, July…

    • Completed Art Museum, 1927 | #7626 Aero Service Corp | Courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring TX
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From Above: Philadelphia Museum of Art (1927)

As the Philadelphia Museum of Art edges toward its 90th birthday, starchitect Frank Gehry has designed an expansion of our most prized cultural landmark. Here's a view of how the museum…

    • 1900 Arch Street construction, May 2014
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May 19: Election preview | L&I feedback | Saffron on Gehry | Poor in Philly | Refinery pollution controls | Housing starts buoyed by multi-family trend

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s what catching our Eyes: Tuesday is Primary Day here in PA. That means Democratic gubernatorial candidates will vie to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett, and…

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    • Part of Dickinson Square Park was enclosed by construction fencing in November as construction began.
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November 15-17: New city lecture | Love Your Park service day | Stormwater infrastructure workshop | Women Bike PHL day | Philadelphia Marathon | Hamilton Family Arts Center community day

Hello Eyes on the Street! Need a little weekend inspiration? Here's what's happening in Philly.  LECTURE: Léger, Le Corbusier and Paris futur Friday, November 15, 6:30-8pm. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van…

    • A pedestrian walks by a gated lot located along Washington Ave. in Southwest Center City. | Photo: Neal Santos
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November 8-10: Washington Ave happy hour | Lancaster Ave second Friday | Thinkfest | Philly Bike Expo | Every Family Party

DISCUSS: History Happy Hour Friday, November 8, 5:30 pm. Bainbridge Club, 1529 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia. Join SOSNA's Andrew Dalzell and author of Evergreens: A Neighborhood History Michael Jones for a…

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Art Commission gives conceptual nods to Art Museum work, Pier 53 park

In a leisurely meeting that saw a modest proposal for a wetlands park merit almost as much consideration as an ambitious, albeit still pie-in-the-sky, plan for renovations to the Philadelphia Museum…

    • Helios, Photo by Phillytrax
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September 3-5: Art Museum exterior tour | Bicycle Coalition volunteer night | Little Nonna's restaurant opens | Fringe Festival kicks off

TOUR: Parthenon on the Parkway Tuesday, September 3, 2:30 p.m., Philadelphia Museum of Art, west entrance. Join the Park House Guides for a tour of the PMA's East Terrace. The…

    • Many of the original details remain
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Touring the Schuylkill's historic gazebos with the Parks Alliance

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) upstream, the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank has four gazebos dating back to the 1800s, originally built to capture views of the city’s impressive water…

    • Ben Franklin Bridge, PlanPhilly
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June 21: Council approves $3.8B budget | Bill to curb house theft | Region's worst commutes | Delaware River dredging | Sovereign Bank gives North Philly $600,000 | PMA to regild "Diana" |

Happy Friday Street team. There's a beautiful weekend ahead!  City Council approved a $3.8 billion budget Thursday. The budget includes $190 million in new spending and $85 million to resolve contract…

    • Marian Anderson Recreation Center, Photo courtesy of Phillytrax
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April 4: Chief Collections Officer | DRPA Investigation | Art Museum strategic vision | Former Glaxo HQ adaptive reuse | Bike sharing

Good morning Streeters! On PlanPhilly, Jared Brey reported yesterday that Mayor Nutter appointed Tom Knudsen, former CEO of Philadelphia Gas Works and Philadelphia Schools' chief recovery officer, as the city's first…

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