The Fairmount Park Art Association is the nation’s first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. Founded in 1872 by concerned citizens who believed that art could play a role in a growing city, the Art Association initially focused on enhancing Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park with sculpture. The organization’s work soon expanded beyond the park to the city as a whole, and today the Art Association commissions, conserves, and interprets public art in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. The Fairmount Park Art Association works closely with the City’s Public Art Office, Fairmount Park, and other organizations and agencies responsible for placing and caring for outdoor sculpture in Philadelphia. Visit www.fpaa.org for more information about the Art Association, a public art map with descriptions of over 100 works of outdoor sculpture, and tips for learning about public art in Philadelphia and other cities.
Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO Press Kit Downloads
The Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO press kit is accessible online by downloadable PDF document via the Downloads section on the right-hand side of this page. You have the option to download either a hi-res (3.98 MB) or low-res (1.89 MB) version of the press kit. If you have any issues downloading or opening the documents, please contact emaleigh [at] canarypromo [dot] com. You can also access previously issued press releases about the program in the Press Releases sections on the right-hand side of this page. Included below is an overview of what you will find in the press kit, along with some general facts about the Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program.
Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO PRESS KIT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO and the Fairmount Park Art Association, page 3
How to experience Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO, page 4
1-sheets for Select Sculptures
Iroquois (1983-1999) – Mark di Suvero, page 5
All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (1934) – J. Otto Schweizer, page 6
Jesus Breaking Bread (1976) – Walter Erlebacher, page 7
Kopernik (1972) – Dudley Talcott, page 8
Three Discs, One Lacking (1968) – Alexander Calder, page 9
Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs (1964) – Nathan Rapoport, page 10
The Washington Monument (1897) – Rudolph Siemering, page 11
Complete Sculpture, Location and “Voice” List
Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO features 35 stops exploring 51 of Philadelphia’s outdoor sculptures, page 12 – 19
Full street map of stops featured in the program, page 20
WEBSITE | www.museumwithoutwallsaudio.org
LOCATION | 35 stops exploring 51 of Philadelphia’s outdoor sculptures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Drive in Fairmount Park
DATES | An official launch event will take place on June 10, 2010. Thereafter, audiences can listen to AUDIO programs at anytime.
ABOUT MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS™: AUDIO
In June 2010, the Fairmount Park Art Association will launch Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO, a multi-platform, interactive audio experience for Philadelphia’s preeminent collection of public art and outdoor sculpture. This innovative program invites passersby to stop, look, listen and experience public art in a new light, through professionally produced three-minute interpretive audio segments revealing the untold histories of 51 outdoor sculptures at 35 stops along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Drive in Fairmount Park. The diverse narratives are told by over 100 authentic voices with personal connections to the artwork. Accessible through multiple platforms, Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO will be available to the public for free on the street by cell phone by calling (215) 399-9000, mobile application, audio download, or streaming audio on the official program website.
Executive Producer: Penny Balkin Bach
Project Manager: Jennifer Richards
Content Manager: Laura Griffith
Consulting Historian: Michael Zuckerman
Humanities Consultant: Amanda Dargan
Editors and Production Managers: Kerrie Hillman and Hillary Frank
Segment Producers: Amanda Aronczyk, Ben Calhoun, Ave Carillo, Ann Hepperman, Chana Joffe-Walt, Sarah Lilley, Jonathan Menjivar, Jonathan Mitchell, Eric Molinsky, Kara Oehler, Lu Olkowski, Ben Shapiro
Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO has been made possible by generous grants from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Heritage Philadelphia Program and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Fairmount Park Art Association
1616 Walnut Street, Suite 2012
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5313
Canary Promotion, (215) 690-4065
Megan Wendell, megan [at] canarypromo [dot] com
Emaleigh Doley, emaleigh [at] canarypromo [dot] com
|06/10/2010 - 11:00am - 12:30pm||Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO Launch Event @ LOVE Park|