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Cerulean Arts

1355 Ridge Ave.. 267/514-8647.
Gallery Hours: Tues.-Thurs, 10am-6pm; Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat. & Sun, 12pm-6pm.
Cerulean Arts’ mission is to cultivate an appreciation for art by holding exhibitions, offering unique decorative and fine art for sale and providing art instruction for personal fulfillment. Strategically located at 1355 Ridge Avenue—where Ridge Avenue, Fairmount Avenue and Broad Street all intersect—Cerulean Arts is poised to become an anchor of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts North.

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Brandywine Workshop

730 S. Broad St.. 215/546-3675.

Brandywine Workshop is dedicated to the creation, development and promotion of printmaking as a fine art, creating opportunities for culturally diverse ethnic groups to participate in the fine visual arts and related art technologies. For over 35 years, Brandywine Workshop has been a leader in the development of printmaking as a fine art. Philadelphia based, national in scope and internationally recognized.

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ArtJaz Gallery

53 N. 2nd Street. 215-922-4800. E-Mail.
Wed-Sat 11am-5pm or by appointment.
ArtJaz Gallery was established in 1999 in the historic district of Old City Philadelphia to cultivate the works of emerging and career artists of color. Our artists are regionally, nationally, and internationally affiliated. Our goal is to create a broader audience that will engage in collecting fine art, while increasing knowledge and understanding of contemporary fine art. Coming June 1, Art Exhibition featuring artists Verna Hart & Kimmy Cantrell.

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Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 W. Montgomery Avenue (North Philadelphia, near Temple University). 215/763-6529.
For calendar of evening courses and special Saturday programs, call Beth at extension 13. Courses and museum are free. Tues-Fri, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
A National Historic Landmark, the collection includes skeletons, fossils, shells, minerals, and mounted animals. Founded in 1855, the Wagner houses a natural history collection begun by William Wagner in the early nineteenth century and expanded by naturalist Joseph Leidy in the 1880s.

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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology

33rd and Spruce Sts. 215/898-4000.
Tues-Sat, 10am-4:30 p.m. Sun, 1-5pm. Partial opening summer Sundays: “Amarna,” Lower Egyptian Galleries only open (and reduced admission). Closed Mondays, and May 27, July 4, Sept. 2, Thanksgiving. Adults $8; Children (6-17), Students & Seniors $5.
This world-renowned museum features ancient Egyptian, Mesoamerican, African, Asian, Polynesian, Native American, and ancient Mediterranean world galleries. Visit the Museum shops and café.

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Wells Fargo Science Park

Located behind The Franklin Institute on 21st Street at Cherry. . 215/448-1200.
May-September, seven days a week from 10am-3pm, weather permitting.
The Franklin Institute Science Museum and Please Touch Museum have joined forces to create the First Union Science Park, and interactive outdoor park for parents and children.

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Schuylkill Academy of Fine Art

421 North 7th Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19123. 215/922-2430. E-Mail.

Schuylkill Academy of Fine Art is an educational institution committed to the instruction and promotion of the arts of drawing, painting, and sculpture within the classically based figurative traditions. While it is primarily a school, there are faculty and student exhibitions throughout the year, as well as a series of lectures.

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Rosenbach Museum and Library

2008-2010 Delancey Place. 215/732-1600. E-Mail.
Tues-Sun 10-5, Wed 10-8. Closed Mondays and National Holidays $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Children under 5 are free.
The Rosenbach Museum houses the original manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses, first editions, and rare letters (such as a collection of letters written by Greta Garbo to Mercedes de Acosta).

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Rodin Museum

22nd St & Ben Franklin Pkwy. 215/763-8100.
Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. A contribution of $3 per person is suggested.
Considered the greatest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside of Paris.

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Polish American Cultural Center Museum

308 Walnut St. 215/922-1700.
Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. Closed on holidays. Free admission.
smeagleAmerican Cultural Center MuseumOngoing museum features displays on Polish history and culture and paintings of Great Men and Women of Poland, a pictorial display of Poland at Arms, with World War II photographs from 1939-1944.

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