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Where the Heart is: Philadelphia Assembled

September 15, 2017
Philadelphia Assembled at the Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Assembled at the Perelman Building - Philadelphia Museum of Art
“Toward Sanctuary Dome”, Philadelphia Assembled at the Perelman Building - Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Assembled at the Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Workshop during Philadelphia Assembled at the Perelman Building - Philadelphia Museum of Art

How can we collectively shape our futures?  Philadelphia Assembled at the Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a collaborative exhibit that faces this question head on.  

Being a heritage city is a commitment to our living urban fabric of historic and contemporary interest.  Philadelphia is the birthplace of the first hospital and medical school, a tourism hotspot with many historical landmarks, and most importantly—home. Blending art and civic engagement into a thought provoking collection, hundreds of collaborators bring forward faces passed by in the street and raising the voices lost in a crowd.  

Who can take care of the urban conditions in which we are living?
— Jeanne Van Heeswijk

Reconstructions, sovereignty, sanctuary, futures, movement. These narratives lead the collection between installations and artwork to workshops and discussions.  Step into the warmth and safety of the “Toward Sanctuary Dome”. View the vibrant and laborious photos of Jeffrey Stockbridge. Brush up on the ABCs within the definition of sovereignty.

As the writers of this great city’s future, come experience its past and present with special events including:

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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.