The Philadelphia Museum of Art, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, continues its 2017 season of Inside Out, a major arts initiative that brings high-quality reproductions of Museum masterpieces into communities throughout the city and region.
Beginning in early September, residents of Brewerytown, Glenside, Lansdowne, and Old City will discover outdoor art installations of Museum masterpieces popping up in their communities. This is the third year the Museum has participated in the program, having brought Inside Out to towns across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in previous years.
Timothy Rub, the Museum’s George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, said: “This project is not simply about the Museum sharing its masterpieces. This is a community project and it is about what we can do together. The Museum’s treasures are the community’s treasures, and they are for the enjoyment of everyone. We are delighted to build on last year’s success and share our art in this creative way, engaging a broader and more diverse audience across the entire region.”
"It is one thing to see such stirring works of art in a museum, but an entirely new experience to view them outdoors. By bringing Inside Out to communities across Philadelphia, we’re able to share the treasures of the Philadelphia Museum of Art more broadly and engage people directly as they go about their everyday lives, encountering art in unexpected places,” said Victoria Rogers, Vice President for Arts at Knight Foundation.
From October 13 through 15, 2017, the Museum is hosting a weekend of free admission for residents of all past and present Inside Out communities in and around Philadelphia. A valid driver's license is required for free entry.
The installation schedule, barring inclement weather or other unforseen circumstances, will take place on the following days between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 6
Thursday, September 7
Friday, September 8
Monday, September 11