Philadelphia Museum of Art

The lit signs that say "Fairmount Avenue" have officially been turned on in the 1500 and 2500 blocks of the avenue.
Spring Garden Community Development Corporation
Hadas Kuznits
December 05, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some radiant renovations are finally taking place on Fairmount Avenue. Patrick Boyle, a board member on the Spring Garden Community Development Corporation, said there's been a lot of buzz around his organization as they've been preparing to light up the street with...
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One of the exhibitors at the craft show is a Philadelphia lawyer by day and a lighting designer by night.
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Lauren Lipton
October 28, 2018 - 9:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art craft show begins this Thursday, and one of the exhibitors is a Philadelphia lawyer by day and a lighting designer by night. "A traditional lamp you think of is a bulb and shade emitting a glow 360 degrees all around you. The shade is...
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The life of H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest was celebrated Wednesday at the Academy of Music.
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Paul Kurtz
October 17, 2018 - 5:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two months after his death, thousands of guests packed the Academy of Music Wednesday to celebrate the life of legendary philanthropist and billionaire businessman H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest. A short documentary preceded a collection of memories from a dozen people who...
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Independence Visitor Center
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Suzanne Monaghan
September 26, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an effort to improve the tourist experience in Philadelphia, the Independence Visitor Center unveiled the second phase of its $15 million renovation project, featuring several new visitor amenities. In the new open theater, the official Welcome Film of Philadelphia...
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Israeli-born artist Yael Bartana
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Antionette Lee
September 20, 2018 - 7:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you see several people walking down the street with guns on Saturday, don't be alarmed. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting a one-of-a-kind public art performance. The performance — titled "Bury Our Weapons, Not Our Bodies!" — will begin at 2 p.m. on...
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Art Museum
Lynne Adkins
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "Hands off" is often the policy when enjoying artistic treasures. But a directive at the Philadelphia Museum of Art allows some visitors to touch the artwork. The visually impaired can't always see the beauty of Rodin's "The Thinker," but at the museum, you can feel...
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Jamie Gauthier, executive director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy
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John McDevitt
July 18, 2018 - 2:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the sixth year running, Eakins Oval, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is getting a pop-up park this summer. It's called The Oval+ (that's "The Oval plus"). It's a place where kids can run through a misting station, build a castle in a giant sand box, or play a...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is prepared for the Fourth of July crowds. More people than usual are expected to use SEPTA to get in and out of Center City for Philadelphia's free Independence Day festivities, so SEPTA Public Information Manager Kristin Mestre-Velez advised people to be aware...
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Lynne Adkins
July 03, 2018 - 7:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you hate paying full price, two local art museums have a deal for you. The Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are offering a combination ticket this summer. For $40, you can visit both museums, which will save you a total of $10. Regular adult...
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People take part in the 2018 Toronto Pride Parade
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Justin Udo
June 25, 2018 - 12:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Artist Gilbert Baker considered himself the "gay Betsy Ross," according to Michelle Millar Fisher. In 1978, Baker hand-dyed and stitched the two original eight-striped rainbow flags — the six-striped version is the primary usage today — for the Gay and Lesbian Freedom...
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