Philadelphia Summer Arts Near Rittenhouse Square
Summer is the perfect season to get out of your luxury Rittenhouse Square apartment for rent and experience the arts in Philadelphia. With more public art than any other city, every summer Philadelphia offers a myriad of cultural and community programs to highlight its artistic proclivities. From the many art museums to the numerous performance venues throughout the city, Philadelphia is rich in cultural and entertainment opportunities no matter where you look.
Avenue of the Arts
Along the famed Avenue of the Arts sits museums, galleries, theaters, and more. In Rittenhouse Square, you’ll find the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The Kimmel Center hosts world-class performers and productions from all genres. This summer the center will feature The Philadelphia Orchestra, Chita Rivera, a production of Wicked, and more.
In addition to musical and theatrical venues, the Avenue of the Arts is home to several Philadelphia galleries. The oldest museum in the country, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts houses exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, photography, and more by leading American artists as well as faculty, staff, and alumni of the school. At the Carre d’artistes Art Gallery Philadelphia on 13th Street, you’ll find a variety of works for sale to adorn any luxury Rittenhouse Square apartment for rent.
Art Museum Area
Along Benjamin Franklin Parkway you’ll find perhaps the most famous of the Philadelphia arts centers – the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Home to the famed “Rocky steps,” this museum features works by world-renowned artists as well as touring exhibits. The museum hosts several family programs as well as events targeting those who enjoy a cocktail hour with their art. The Friday Nights program features gallery admission and catering each Friday evening with a special artist or guest.
Just down the street from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, you’ll find the Barnes Foundation. Founded in 1922 by Albert Barnes, the museum is now home to 4,000 pieces including paintings, other works of art, and historic items. In addition to the location along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the original Barnes residence, located in Lower Merion, serves as the foundation’s horticultural program.
Nearest the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the Rodin Museum. This unique museum contains the largest collection of artist Auguste Rodin’s work outside of Paris. The museum opened its doors in 1929 and is now run by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The best known of Rodin’s sculptures, The Thinker, sits outside the museum to welcome guests inside.
No matter if you’re looking for art to adorn the walls of your luxury Rittenhouse Square apartment for rent or just get out in the warm weather – Philadelphia offers ample art and culture just around the corner!
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