Borrow a Banjo?
The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to launch the Musical Instrument Collection (MIC), an instrument lending library for library cardholders. Customers are able to borrow musical instruments from the Music Department in the Parkway Central Library. The MIC offfers six fretted string instruments—electric guitar, electric bass guitar, acoustic electric guitar, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin. This initiative aims to heighten musical information literacy and enrich the lives of Library customers in the arts, engaging them further with the cultural community around them.
Free Library of Philadelphia,
1901 Vine Street, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org
On the City's Walls
Through October 31, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is observing Mural Arts Month 2016, a look at the program's journey- its history and future. The month-long celebration includes thought-provoking panels, live art experiences, parties, mural dedications, tours, and community celebrations around the city. Visit MuralArts.org for a complete schedule of events.
Mural Arts Month, Various locations, 215.685.0750, MuralArts.org
Starting on October 8, explore a cutting-edge collection of robots from around the world in Robot Revolution, a new Franklin Institute exhibit supported by Google.org with additional major support from The Boeing Company. Meet machines of the future and dive into the next generation of technology.
Interact with robots that have rarely been shown to the public—from soccer-playing robots to impressive humanoids— and witness how these amazing machines can change how we live, work and play.
Franklin Institute, 271 North 21st Street, 215.448.1200, FI.edu
The Barnes Foundation's Live and Life Will Give You Pictures is a new exhibition of vintage prints of nearly 200 classic images made between 1890 and 1950 by French photographers and photographers working extensively in France. Drawn exclusively from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg, Live and Life Will Give You Pictures includes work by such masters as Berenice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Erwin Blumenfeld, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edgar Degas, Eugène Druet, Jacque-Henri Lartigue, Dora Maar, Man Ray, Lisette Model, László Moholy-Nagy, and Félix Thiollier. The exhibition opens October 8 and runs through January 9, 2017.
The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.278.7000, BarnesFoundation.org
transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel,
shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes,
fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.