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Convention Center Art Collection Tour

Tuesday, June 19

Art Downtown

For its 25th anniversary, the Philadelphia Convention Center will open its doors to the public to showcase an extraordinary collection of 125 pieces of contemporary art. Join WHYY’s Peter Crimmins for a guided walking tour of the collection before it opens to the public this summer. Hear how the art was chosen from over 1,550 submissions and enjoy pieces ranging from terra cotta sculptures and textile wall hangings to photographs and ink drawings. Tickets are limited for this unique opportunity!

Read Peter Crimmins’ article on the unconventional nature of the collection here.

Individual ticket for $30, couple's ticket for $60

Proceeds from this event support WHYY programs and services.


4:00 p.m. – Introduction by Tara Waltenbaugh, art collection manager

4:15 p.m. – Walking tour of art collection

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Venue Information

Independence Mall West
150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 351-1200 phone

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