Interested in exploring Philadelphia’s public art over the long holiday weekend?
Museum Without Walls is an interactive audio tour, designed to allow locals and visitors to experience Philadelphia’s extensive collection of public art and outdoor sculpture along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Drive.
Philadelphia has more outdoor sculpture than any other American city, yet this extensive collection often goes unnoticed. This program reveals the distinct stories behind each of these works; hear the histories of the 51 outdoor sculptures at 35 stops through these professionally produced three-minute interpretive audio segments.
The many narratives have been spoken by more than 100 individuals, all with personal connections to the pieces of art. One example: in the audio program for the sculpture Iroquois, listeners hear a first-person account from artist Mark di Suvero, who discusses the abstract sculpture and its open shapes that invite public interaction and viewing from multiple angles.
The three-minute audio segments are free to access and are available through a number of mediums. You can download the audio, stream it live from the Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO website, get a mobile app or call 215-399-9000 from your cell phone.