• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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10 Pew funded cultural projects to watch

This year’s $9.3 million in new Pew Center for Arts & Heritage grants promise to bring Philly plenty of provocative creations. The…

Peek at La Peg coming soon to FringeArts

Where Race Street meets the Delaware River we're seeing an important demonstration of what the future of the Central Delaware Waterfront…

Design Center in the works for former Catholic School

As schools close and parishes wither there are few bright spots when it comes to many Catholic campuses across the city,…

TEDxPhiladelphia 2014: Our tour, free tickets, and beyond

PlanPhilly is a proud partner of TEDxPhiladelphia 2014. This year's theme - the New Workshop of the World - is something…

Points of LEVERAGE: How Community Design Collaborative and Office of Housing and Community Development work together

Design as process. Design as product. They’re equally important and both will be in the spotlight this evening at LEVERAGE,…

Where a brick is more than a brick

The old Independence Visitor Center will soon be demolished to clear the southeast corner of 3rd and Chestnut to make way…

April 4: FringeArts presents 'The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller'

If the futures of the past, experimental design, and indie rock legends excite you, then we’ve got an evening for you.…

Artsy bike racks coming to Center City in summer

Imagine locking your bike to a cloud, or parking it amid huge blades of grass. That might be possible when new…

Laurie Olin oral history

The Cultural Landscape Foundation has been working up a series of oral histories for a project they call the Pioneers of…

Vital Signs: Fresh paint for businesses with "ghost signs"

“Ghost signs” are all over this city's walls, advertising businesses of yesteryear in vanishing paint. But some of the same businesses…

Torresdale Avenue storefront improvements take off this fall

Along Tacony’s stretch of Torresdale Avenue layers of vinyl siding and stucco are being peeled back in favor of restored woodwork…

Snap Philly on October 18 for Philly Photo Day

On Friday, October 18th we're all invited to take Philly’s picture as part of the fourth annual Philly Photo Day.…

Call for artist-designed bike racks

Philly already has a few artsy bike racks - the sculptural post outside of Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown, the bicycle-shaped racks…

KieranTimberlake's renovation of Ortlieb Bottling House underway

We know the Philadelphia firm KieranTimberlake for its high-minded contemporary design projects - from universities across the country to the future…

Among 43 Knight Arts Challenge winners, many will bring art to public space and neighborhoods

This year's Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia winners were announced Monday, marking the final round of of the three-year challenge grant program…

Barnes Foundation partners with Fairmount Arts Crawl, hosts local artist

The Fairmount Arts Crawl is back and, thanks in part to the Barnes Foundation, this year’s event is even bigger. …

Caring for the Vanna Venturi House like it's family

It is a rare thing to live in a modern landmark, much less a groundbreaking postmodern masterwork by Robert Venturi, but…

Thought Experiments: Human Geographies (4/3) and Curating the Public Realm (4/8)

From harnessing the visual power of maps in the name of social change to curating the messages embedded in street markings, …

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