Art at Park Towne

Park Towne Place is pleased to provide a robust art program including rotational exhibits accompanied by engaging public events at our mid-century modern complex. The temporary exhibits complement the permanent collection of more than 150 artworks from over 110 artists. Art can be seen and experienced throughout the four towers, The Hadley restaurant, and the grounds of the property listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Park Towne Place’s art program, the winner of the 2018 Multi-Family Executive Award for Best Amenity, is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, home to Philadelphia’s most treasured museums and cultural institutions.

Functional Misrepresentations

October 8, 2022 - February 5, 2022

 

Functional Misrepresentations highlights six artists whose work uses the shared language of objects to discuss how they can act as vectors of memory; both personal and societal. The included artists, Leila Cartier, Randall Cleaver, Billy Colbert, Christina P. Day, Han Wang, and Mallory Weston show how objects can hold onto memories and be reconstructed to tell mythical tales of what was, and what could have been.

 

In the hands of the artists of Functional Misrepresentations, once familiar objects are elevated to take on new meanings that challenge us to consider the ways in which we take what seems to be true for granted.

Park Towne Place - Functional Misrepresentations Exhibition - Colorful Artwork
Park Towne Place - Functional Misrepresentations Exhibition - Colorful Artwork
Park Towne Place - Functional Misrepresentations Exhibition - Colorful Artwork
Park Towne Place - Functional Misrepresentations Exhibition - Colorful Artwork

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Rotational Exhibits

Each year, Park Towne Place hosts rotational exhibits, each with its own unique theme and featured artwork.

Permanent Collection

The goal of Park Towne’s permanent collection is to be interesting and vibrant. Each piece was carefully selected from among hundreds of submissions by local, national and international artists and includes site specific commissioned pieces.

One of Our Previous Exhibitions: The Shape of Tomorrow

The Shape of Tomorrow highlights the work of five artists, all of whom’s work utilizes color and form to offer the viewer a chance to escape into abstract other-worlds. Throughout the galleries, the work of Charles Emlen, Greg Kelly, Tremain Smith, Larry Spaid, and John Howell White take unabashed joy in their included forms and color pallets to provoke the visual senses of the viewers.

Experience the exhibit and hear directly from the artists in our virtual video tour.

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