Events

Take in a world music concert or attend an ethnic festival. 

Participate in a conference or symposium on an international topic at one of the 
region's distinguished colleges and universities. or research institutes.  

Attend a public reception for visitors from another country or a talk by a senior foreign policy official
There's always something for the global citizen to do in the Philadelphia region! 

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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:30am - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Featuring three engaging actors who play multiple roles, Living News introduces controversial constitutional issues and encourages the students to explore their own points of view. Following the performance, students engage in dialogue about these timely issues along with the museum’s education staff. Admission also includes a special curriculum package.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 1:00pm - Monday, September 3, 2018 - 1:00pm

Bright lights, big country

From jazz and the jitterbug to assembly lines and skylines: the early twentieth century was a time of great social, artistic, and technological change. Artists responded with a revolutionary language of shapes and colors.

From April 18 - September 3, 2018, stop by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to view the "Modern Times: American Art, 1910 - 1950" exhibit. See how Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, and others challenged convention and forged bold new styles to fit the times.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am - Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00pm

2017–2018 SEASON
La traviata · Giuseppe Verdi 

Plagued by sickness, Violetta finds love in Alfredo, but before long they are torn apart by betrayal. A "fallen woman", she is forced to abandon her lover, until the truth comes out and they are reunited, if only for a moment. One of opera’s enduringly popular classics, Verdi’s La traviata has thrilled Philadelphia audiences with the tragic love story of Alfredo and Violetta for 160 years.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles 

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

On April 26, experience the Wagner Free Institute of Science Civil War-era building - now a National Historic Landmark - in the company of a preeminent art historian.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Aaron will introduce the audience to the Rail Park, Phase 1 opening this spring, and the eventual 3-mile park running along the north edge of Center City. He will set the historical context for the site and give an overview of related projects in the US and internationally. He will also offer a brief history of the organization, Friends of the Rail Park, and the wide range of partnerships needed to create a beautiful celebration of our past and future.