Making Philadelphia Modern: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Art Deco

Monday March 25

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

at Independence Visitor Center (599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106)

David Brownlee, Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, takes us through the political, aesthetic, and social movements that dramatically reshaped Philadelphia in the early 20th Century. He tracks the long-fought battle to build the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, re-organizing the old industrial city around a new axis of culture and commerce, and he tells Philadelphia’s chapter of the story of “Art Deco,” the colorful, invented modern style that arose as an alternative to functionalism in the 1920s and 30s. 

$20 | General Admission  

$15 | Alliance Member - sign in first (button in upper right) to automatically receive discount

$10 | College Student*

Free | High School Student*

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