Museum without walls

Do you enjoy going on guided museum tours, but could do without the large groups or having to follow someone else’s time? Or maybe, with the onset of spring, the idea of being indoors takes away from the lure and excitement of warmer weather.

Well, the Fairmount Park Art Association has come up with a solution. In honor of the Philadelphia International Festival of the ArtsMuseum Without Walls™: Audio allows enthusiasts to download a free tour (to any device of your choice and 24 hours a day) of 36 works of art and sculptures starting at the LOVE sculpture and ending at Kelly Drive. Each stop on the tour is narrated by unique voices of people who are connected to each piece, either by knowledge or experience.

Now you have the chance to enjoy the culture and history of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, designed after French landscape architect Jacques Gréber’s magnificent 1917 vision of a tree-lined boulevard punctuated with public sculpture and fountains. Following the PIFA theme of Paris in Philly, Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO interpretive audio program is tailored to focus on the Parkway’s tie to Paris, including historic records and images about the planning and construction of the Parkway.

After (or during) enjoying the tour by yourself or with family or friends, you have the opportunity to submit your photos and stories to share. What is your favorite part?

Stay tuned for more coverage of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts through May 1, supported by PIFA.

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