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A variety of special events are happening in conjunction with this exhibition, for members and the public alike.

Events & Activities

Visages of the Underground Move-In Performances
August 18 & 19
Free

Art objects, installations, and other elements of Philadelphia Assembled will move through the city in public processions to the Perelman Building.

Reconstructions: Blueprint for a Just Neighborhood
Friday, August 18
11:00 a.m.
Starts at 1335 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Movement of elements from the framework of an affordable house.

Land Sovereignty
Saturday, August 19
2:00 p.m.
Starts at Philadelphia Urban Creators (2315 North 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19133).
A trail of soil forms a path from this urban garden to the Perelman Building.

Conceived by Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez of Amber Art & Design, this series of performances is collectively titled Visages of the Underground. For more information, visit phlassembled.net.

Parties & Celebrations

Philadelphia Assembled Opening Celebration
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

Celebrate the arrival of Philadelphia Assembled to the Perelman Building after an active season of programs and actions across the city.

Open House
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Family-friendly activities, artist-led workshops, seed-sharing, poetry reading, and storytelling

Community Celebration
4:00–8:00 p.m.
Live music, a performance by sound artist Moor Mother, and light refreshments

Assemble and Illuminate
8:00 p.m.
The Illuminator Collective light up the Perelman Building.

Cohosted by Philadelphia Assembled’s initiating artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and the artistic team including Phoebe Bachman, Kirtrina Baxter, Shari Hersh, Nehad Khader, Mabel Negrete (CNS), Damon Reaves, Amanda Sroka, and Denise Valentine

Performances

Storytelling & Spoken Word
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Starts at 5:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Storyteller Denise Valentine and poet Ursula Rucker premiere works inspired by Philadelphia Assembled and the oral histories of North Philadelphians. With musicians Owen “Fiidla” Brown Jr. and Tim Motzer

Warning: Strong language will be used during these performances.

Courses & Workshops

Mass Incarceration: Its History and Its Present
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​This program speaks to rewriting personal and collective narratives of mass incarceration and displacement. Activities include a workshop, a teach-in on the Reconstruction Era with Dr. Allison Dorsey of Swarthmore College, and a public dialogue reflecting on the present state of reentry and imprisonment in Philadelphia.

Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled

Members-Only

Members Night: Philadelphia Assembled
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free for Members
Members free; guests $10

​Explore the galleries in this after-hours member event. Celebrate Philadelphia Assembled, an exhibition that joins art and civic engagement. Enjoy stories and conversations with collaborators and local community members. Light bites and refreshments available for purchase; complimentary transportation between the main Museum building and the Perelman Building.

Events & Activities

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​A day honoring indigenous communities, with teach-ins and story circles that reveal the histories of this land

Presented in collaboration with the Indigenous 215 Collective. Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled

Teacher Workshops

Teacher Appreciation Morning
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
3 NJ or PA hours

Find out what’s in store for educators at the Museum this school year. Join us in the Perelman Building and explore Philadelphia Assembled, a project that combines art and civic engagement. Then choose your own adventure: sample a school tour, sign up for a membership with our educator discount, register your class for a field trip, or discuss ideas with Museum educators.

Courses & Workshops

On Gentrification and Displacement
Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​A daylong series of programs about gentrification and displacement

Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled

Friday Nights

Final Fridays: Afrofuturist Costume Ball
Friday, October 27, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Come dressed to impress in your best Afrofuturist and sci-fi costumes for a night celebrating the intersection of imagination, art, and activism. With featured musical performances by Moor Mother and King Britt

Presented in collaboration with the Black Quantum Futurism Collective as part of Philadelphia Assembled

Courses & Workshops

Celebrating Activism—A Philadelphia Forum
Sunday, October 29, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

This forum seeks to celebrate the various forms in which activism manifests today and into the future.

​Led by members of the Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia and moderated by Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym. Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled

Friday Nights

Odean Pope
Friday, November 3, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This legendary saxophonist and his quartet perform an evening of original jazz compositions animated by the themes of collaboration, movement, and spirituality. Pope trained amid the illustrious jazz scene of the mid-twentieth century and has devoted a lifetime to developing a distinctive voice that remains inventive and vibrant.

Performances

Philadelphia Fathering Festival
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

A three-day event promoting equal responsibilities between parenting partners, and advocating for deeper engagement between fathers and the children in their lives. With performances, film screenings, workshops, and public forums.

Organized by Billy Yalowitz, Les Rivera, and Eric Marsh and offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
  • Friday, November 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Courses & Workshops

On Climate Change
Saturday, December 2, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Perelman Building, Perelman Auditorium
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

This panel discussion brings together artists, advocates, and researchers to speak about climate change and sustainability with a specific focus on seeds. Also includes seed-selling and seed-swapping activities.

​Led by Ron Whyte of Deep Green Philly and Nate Kleinman and Dusty Hinz of Experimental Farm Network. Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled

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