Exhibition Hub @ PAFA

Tuesday - Friday: 10 - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 11 - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Legal Holidays

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

Research Lab Hours

Wednesday - Thursday: 4 - 7 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m.   Lab Locations: City Hall, Franklin Square, Logan Square, Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square, Malcolm X Park, Marconi Plaza, Norris Square, Penn Treaty Park, Vernon Park. 


MONUMENT LAB TOURS

Mural Mile meets Monument Lab

Center City

Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Tour Program Runs Through September 16th–October 29th, 2017

Explore the world’s largest outdoor art gallery and get to know the city’s stunning mural collection on this exciting guided tour. Weave through diverse neighborhoods on foot and get inspired by the incredible public art that makes Philadelphia the mural capital of the world!  

Guests will also have a chance to get personal with a variety of Center City Monument Lab projects, including the hub space at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the courtyard at City Hall; and Rittenhouse Square. Monument Lab is a public art and history project that challenges people to join a citywide conversation about history, memory, and our collective future. For further information or to book your unforgettable tour, visit muralarts.org or call 215-925-3633. Advance reservations required. $25 per person.

Monument Lab Vehicle Tours

Germantown

Sunday, September 17th: 1–3 p.m.

This tour will explore several murals in the Germantown area, as well as featuring the work of artists Karyn Olivier—who is “remixing” a current monument to bridge past and present—and Jamal Shabazz—at work on a monument to African American veterans of all wars. These temporary monuments will be accompanied by interactive pop-up “laboratories” designed for creative conversations and to distribute information, answer questions, prompt participation, and collect monument submissions from members of the public. For further information or to book your unforgettable tour, visit muralarts.org or call 215-925-3633. This tour will begin and end at Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Avenue. Advance reservations required. $35 per person.

Center City

Sunday, October 1st: 1–3 p.m.

This tour will highlight the temporary monuments created by a variety of renowned artists in and around the original five squares of the city, as imagined by founder William Penn: City Hall (originally Center Square), Franklin Square, Washington Square, Logan Square, and Rittenhouse Square.  These temporary monuments will be accompanied by interactive pop-up “laboratories” designed for creative conversations and to distribute information, answer questions, prompt participation, and collect monument submissions from members of the public. This tour will begin and end at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad Street. For further information or to book your unforgettable tour, visit muralarts.org or call 215-925-3633. Advance reservations required. $35 per person.

Sunday, October 15th: 1–3 p.m.

This tour will highlight the temporary monuments created by a variety of renowned artists in and around the original five squares of the city, as imagined by founder William Penn: City Hall (originally Center Square), Franklin Square, Washington Square, Logan Square, and Rittenhouse Square.  These temporary monuments will be accompanied by interactive pop-up “laboratories” designed for creative conversations and to distribute information, answer questions, prompt participation, and collect monument submissions from members of the public. This tour will begin and end at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street. For further information or to book your unforgettable tour, visit muralarts.org or call 215-925-3633. Advance reservations required. $35 per person.