Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

Philadelphia has more Pride this week as we also celebrate the flag, The Big Pickle, live music, theater and comedy, and kick off Juneteenth in West Philly

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

The 60 Wrd/Min Art Critic Comes to Philadelphia

Close to 30 Philadelphia artists brought their work to Broad Street, where an esteemed Chicago art writer typed up fast yet incredibly insightful reviews. Here is the result.

By Lori Waxman

Memo to Madam Mayor: Strengthen Bonds Among Museums

In the next in a series of political and policy advice to presumptive Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker, the National Liberty Museum CEO calls for deeper investment in the city’s cultural institutions — a driver of democracy for all Philadelphians

By Alaine Arnott

Art for Change: The Institutional Critic

The next in a series with Forman Arts Initiative profiles Maia Chao, whose anthropology-informed art practice challenges institutions of museums, schools, and more

By Morgan Nitz

Who Gets To Be In The History Game

Drexel is set to take over the orphaned Atwater Kent historical collection. But the Historical Society, and City Council, might have other ideas. What’s all the fighting really about?

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity

The African American Museum in Philadelphia’s exhibit features the work of 55 women and non-binary people of the African diaspora

By Kiersten A. Adams

How Diverse is Your Art Collection?

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts leads the way among American museums in buying art by women and African Americans. It’s about time.

By Sarah Jordan

The Citizen Recommends: Beyond the dinosaurs

The Academy of Natural Sciences hosts the third installment of Philadelphia Contemporary’s series about the future of museums

By Jessica Blatt Press