Vive La France! The Art and Architecture of The Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Date: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
United States

With Therese Dolan and Lynn Miller

Event in partnership with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Just over a century ago, the creation of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by two French architects provided a stunning boulevard for Philadelphia that was inspired by the Champs-Elysées. That gave a major piece of this city something of the look of Paris, allowing museums and green space to grow there that would hold some of the greatest examples of French and French-inspired art in the world.

Lynn Miller and Therese Dolan, the authors of Salut! France Meets Philadelphia, will explore this subject in a program co-sponsored by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the Alliance Française de Philadelphie.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Date: Thursday, November 11 2021  
  • Time: 6:00 pm 
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Athenaeum of Philadelphia 219 South 6th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 (in person event)
  • Fee: Free 
Categories
Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Event Type: 
Community Events
Topic: 
Arts and Culture
Topic: 
Community Arts
Topic: 
Architecture
Topic: 
Folk Arts/Culture