Still Time to "Check In to a Masterpiece" Contest

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) has a contest running this summer, “Check In to a Masterpiece,” as part of the With Art Philadelphia™ campaign. Deadline of September 1 is approaching, so be sure to get busy in seeing art now!

Using Foursquare, people can share their art experiences in a new way—by virtually checking in at 12 works of art in Philadelphia. And, you could win a grand prize including an overnight stay in Philadelphia and museum memberships/tickets.

Visit Philly and Foursquare worked together to create “Check In to a Masterpiece” to encourage people to explore Philadelphia’s rich art. When Foursquare users “check in” at a specific painting or sculpture, they get bragging rights by sharing that moment with their social networks.

How “Check In to a Masterpiece” Works:
On, users can access the official “Check In to a Masterpiece” list, created by GPTMC, to explore the highlighted works of art. Once followers have checked in at a masterpiece, they can share it with their social networks—spreading the news about the great art scene in Philadelphia. The “Check In to a Masterpiece” program launches with 12 artworks of various eras and genres from six Philadelphia cultural institutions.

  1. Models (Poseuses) by Georges Seurat at the Barnes Foundation
  2. Seated Couple by the Dogon peoples at the Barnes Foundation
  3. Supper Time by Horace Pippin at the Barnes Foundation
  4. The Large Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses) by Paul Cézanne at the Barnes Foundation
  5. Swann Memorial Fountain by Alexander Stirling Calder, designed with architect Wilson Eyre at Logan Circle
  6. Three Wise Men Greeting Entry into Lagos by Kehinde Wiley at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
  7. The Artist in His Museum by Charles Willson Peale at PAFA
  8. Sphinx of Ramses II at the Penn Museum
  9. Puabi’s Headdress at the Penn Museum
  10. Sunflowers by Vincent Willem van Gogh at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  11. Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  12. The Gates of Hell by Auguste Rodin at the Rodin Museum

To enter to win, users must check in at a masterpiece and broadcast the check-in via Twitter using the hashtag #withartphl. One randomly selected person will win the grand prize—an art-filled weekend stay in Philadelphia.

The With Art Philadelphia™ collaborative is a first-of-its-kind partnership to position Philadelphia among the world’s great art destinations and to increase visitation to the region from around the world.

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