Celebrate the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with This Centennial Art Display
See the free, outdoor Winter Fountains exhibition happening now at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway! This magnificent modern exhibit illuminates the area with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes.
Created by multimedia artist Jennifer Steinkamp and commissioned by the Association for Public Art with support from the William Penn Foundation, Winter Fountains lights up Philadelphia’s winter nights with a special series of four outdoor installations. These dazzling works are inspired by the Parkway’s grand fountains and make up the featured centerpiece exhibition of Parkway 100, the city’s 14-month celebration commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the avenue’s groundbreaking.
You can discover all four of these digital waterworks in four key places along the Parkway, with installations at Aviator Park in front of The Franklin Institute, on the Rodin Museum grounds near 21st Street, at the Park Towne Place Museum Residences, and in the Spring Garden Triangle near Eakins Oval. The fountains are comprised of translucent domes with surfaces that are interlaced with glitter to capture and play with sunlight during the day, and at night the installations transform through the activation of 16 projectors. It’s a creative spectacle that uniquely celebrates Philadelphia, so make sure you witness this creative art exhibit!
If you feel like escaping The Annex @ Brewerytown, the premier apartments in the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Thursday, February 1, 2018— 9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103