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What We Do

HONESTLY, A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING

Philadelphia Contemporary presents cross-disciplinary art through a dynamic model of collaboration and partnership.

 

Since 2016, we have offered a robust program of pop-up exhibitions and performances across the Philadelphia area in collaboration with various partner organizations, while working towards building a new permanent home.

 

Our future building designed by Johnston Marklee will be an independent, freestanding art space: multidisciplinary and exploratory.

The Fun Stuff

(AND PROBABLY WHY YOU'RE HERE)

Black woman with braids wrapped in gauzy fabric stands in front of projection of anemones

museums of the 21st century: the black joy symposium

READING & TALK

man with dreads and sunglasses smiling while he performs outside in front of a microphone

the parlay: birdsong

PERFORMANCE & MUSIC

woman reads poetry in front of large wall of wooden speakers outside at a block party

pearl street block party

MUSIC & POETRY

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100 people listening: a shared decade

DIALOGUE

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water marks: a moment without you

SCULPTURE

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billboard poetry

POETRY INSTALLATION

Philadelphia Contemporary
now hosting the Velocity Fund

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