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Philadelphia, The Museum City
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Philadelphia, The Museum City

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:30p

From the opening of Charles Willson Peale's Museum in 1786 to the inauguration of the new home of the Barnes Foundation on the Parkway in 2012, Philadelphia has been a center of innovative museum design. Museums have been built or reshaped in every era of its history, expressing the encyclopedic curiosity of the Enlightenment, the mid-century "workshop of the world," and the post-industrial "City Beautiful." Dr. David Brownlee will explore the forces that made Philadelphia a city of museums.

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Wagner Free Institute of Science
West Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 763-6529
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