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We Make the City: Philadelphia, the Dawn of a New Century

Jebney Lewis

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Jan 01, 1901 – Completion of Philadelphia City Hall

Join artist and educator Jebney Lewis for an afternoon of discovery in the heart of Center City. We'll go on a fact-finding exploration of City Hall, the Wanamaker Organ, and the buildings of South Broad Street. We'll learn about the early days of the Mummer's parade, the unveiling of the world's largest operating musical instrument, and the symbols and stories behind the tallest masonry structure on earth! What was happening in Philadelphia at the turn of the 20th Century that made people want such giant displays of civic pride? After discovering many stories and secrets hidden in the skyline, we'll return to the Kimmel Center and get to work constructing our own version of a miniature Center City. We'll echo the work of builders, artists, and planners of the past by making buildings and streets and filling them with art, architecture, music and pageantry that reflects the hopes and dreams of today. This collaborative public art project, appropriate for families with children ages 8 to 80, will be on display for the last two weeks of the festival.

Ticket holders should meet at their scheduled event time at the Eagle, located on the ground floor of the Wanamaker Building at 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

This project is made possible with the generous support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Heritage Philadelphia Program's Triple I Award

Jebney Lewis was featured in your PIFA video blog! (Youtube)

Artistic Credits

Jebney Lewis - Lead Artist
Petra Floyd and Olivia Diehl- Collaborating Artists
Amy Scheidegger & Artistic Rebuttal Project - Illustration and Graphic Design

Temple Architecture's Architecture and Activism Class - Collaboration and Model Building
Public Workshop - Consulting


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The Eagle, Wanamaker Bldg
1300 Market St.
Phila, PA 19107
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Ticket holders should meet at their scheduled event time at the Eagle, located on the ground floor of the Wanamaker Building at 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

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