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Monument Spotlight: Washington Square

  • Washington Square 210 West Washington Square Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)
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Mural Arts Philadelphia’s citywide Monument Lab continues with a Saturday Spotlight event at Washington Square, with music and food from 1–4 p.m. 

This event will feature Monument Lab artists Kaitlin Pomerantz andMarisa Williamson, whose projects reveal missing or lost Philadelphia stories. Pomerantz’s On the Threshold explores the city’s stoop culture, while Williamson is creating an interactive scavenger hunt app that will lead a narrative about African American history in and around Washington Square.

The event is sponsored by the Philadelphia Media Network and moderated by Tommy Rowan, staff writer for Philadelphia Media Network.

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Reflect on history. Imagine the future. Change the present.
Monument Lab: A Public Art and History Project from Mural Arts Philadelphia and a team led by curators Paul M. Farber and Ken Lum, taking place citywide in fall 2017.

Visit monumentlab.muralarts.org for more information about this expansive, interactive project, coming to Philadelphia’s Center City squares and neighborhood parks in fall 2017.

Major support for Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia’s five squares has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

An expanded artist roster and projects at five neighborhood sites have been made possible by a significant grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Lead corporate sponsor is Bank of America.
Additional support has been provided by Susanna Lachs & Dean Adler, CLAWS Foundation, Hummingbird Foundation, J2 Design, National Endowment for the Arts, Nick & Dee Adams Charitable Fund, Parkway Corporation, Relief Communications LLC, Tiffany Tavarez, Tuttleman Family Foundation, Joe & Renee Zuritsky, and 432 Kickstarter backers (full backer list available at monumentlab.muralarts.org). Support for Monument Lab‘s final publication provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
Additional support for THE TIMES has been provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

Earlier Event: November 3
FOLLY - John Carlano
Later Event: November 4
Opening: Tim Schwartz - Thin Air