• 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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Fleeting Fantasy: The Oval returns, replacing asphalt with art and parking with place

With pluck and paint a parking lot can become a magic carpet, and an underused bit of parkland can become an…

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…

Metallic trees take root in Iroquois Park

Two silvery trees appeared in Iroquois Park-that wedge of green between Eakins Oval and the Philadelphian-last week. They are Symbiosis, the…

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…

Back to the future to renew Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park is like Philadelphia itself: A legacy asset with unrealized potential. We are the lucky beneficiaries of the prescient 19th…

Studying public space usage via balloon mapping

We hear a lot about the value of “activating” public spaces through “lighter, quicker, cheaper” moves that enhance the public life…

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,…

Italian Fountain to reopen September 11

In late May we checked in on the restoration of the Italian Fountain between the Art Museum and Boathouse Row. Conservators painstakingly…

Hot fun at The Oval

On Wednesday, Eakins Oval debuted its new summer identity - “The Oval” - wearing a fresh paint pattern and…

Eakins Oval: More park, less parking

If the Parkway’s new mantra is “More park, less way” then the rallying cry for improving Eakins Oval might be “More…

Fairmount's new bike lanes are painted, ready to ride

New bike lanes are in on Fairmount Ave, and they're already getting plenty of traffic. The lanes showed up last week…

Italian Fountain restored, getting ready to splash again this summer

The seahorses behind the art museum have endured various indignities in recent decades: cement patching, pool paint, a non-functional fountain setting,…

Hidden City Festival turns former water plant turned aquarium turned pool into "Bibotorium"

Nearly two hundred years after Philadelphia became the first American city to build a municipal water system, a long abandoned portion…

Night Market season begins in Fairmount on May 16

Attention foodies and neighborhood explorers: The Food Trust’s Night Market will return for the season on Thursday, May 16, taking over…

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. …

Greater Art Museum Area businesses form new alliance

To address the growing business needs of Francisville, Spring Garden, Brewerytown and Fairmount while preserving the four neighborhoods’ unique identities, the…

Civics support proposed Fairmount Ave bike lanes

A snowstorm postponed one vote, poor attendance another and a mail-in vote a third, but after approximately two months of public…

More Park, Less Way reflects larger transportation trends

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway has always reflected Philadelphia’s general attitude toward transportation, and as the city rolls out More Park, Less…

From Above: Looking West on Market Street, 1925

It’s been a long while since we visited Philadelphia From Above. So this week, in honor of the release of More…

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