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African Music For hours, admission, and additional information about the organizations lisred below,
please call the University of Pennsylvania ArtsLine: (215) 746-ARTS.


3680 Walnut Street
(215) 898-3900
PENN Presents world-class professional entertainment in the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Irvine Auditorium, including classical and world music, jazz, theater, dance, and the annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival. Call the Box office (215-898-3900) for ticket purchase information.


Lower level,
Fisher Fine Arts Building
220 S. 34th Street
(215) 898-8323
The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania preserves the works of more than 400 designers from the 17th century to the present, including designs by Robert Adam (1728-1792), Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974), R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), Robert Venturi (b. 1925), and Lawrence Halprin (b. 1916). A changing display of works from the Archives’ collection is maintained in its Kroiz Gallery.


220 South 34th Street
(215) 898-2083
Housed on the University of Pennsylvania campus in a National Historic Landmark Building designed by Frank Furness, the Gallery presents a year-round schedule of art exhibitions, including objects from the University’s collections, and other major public and private collections. The Gallery also offers public lectures and tours, children’s programs, and traveling exhibitions with an interdisciplinary appeal and international focus. Free and open to the public.


Concert Office,
201 South 34th Street
(215) 898-6244
The University’s Department of Music presents a full concert season each academic year featuring performances by its instrumental, vocal, and early music ensembles, as well as professional ensembles and soloists. From its orchestra and wind ensemble to its choirs and Baroque ensembles, the department actively promotes the interpretation of both classical and modern repertoire, including works by its faculty composers. In keeping with its educational mission, the department charges only modest admission to its concerts, which are held in Irvine Auditorium.


118 South 36th Street
(215) 898-7108
Founded in 1963 at the University of Pennsylvania, the Institute of Contemporary Art provides a forum for the presentation and documentation of recent developments in the visual arts. ICA challenges the public’s understanding of contemporary art by presenting innovative work of established artists and the work of emerging artists through critically acclaimed exhibitions, educational programs, and publications. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children over 12, artists, and senior citizens. Admission is free for Penn Cardholders, ICA members, children 12 and under, and on Sundays from 11 a.m. –1 p.m.


3805 Locust Walk
(215) 573-WRIT
Founded in 1995, the Kelly Writers House has quickly become a center for the literary arts for the Penn community and the City of Philadelphia. The Writers House hosts more than 300 events—readings, workshops, dinners, radio shows, webcasts, and seminars—each year. One day an intimate salon, the next a writers’ theater, this beautiful Victorian cottage is open to all visitors.


100 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-5777
Morris Arboretum and Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary center that integrates arts, science, and the humanities. Thousands of rare and lovely plants, including many of Philadelphia’s oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in a romantic, 92-acre Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers, and special garden architecture. The Arboretum, located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students, and free to children under six, members, and Penn Cardholders.


3619 Locust Walk
(215) 898-8220
A new center for innovative teaching and scholarly exchange, the Penn Humanities Forum aims to bring the humanities into the public sphere through: Public Lectures and Research Seminars; Courses; and Cultural Programs. The Forum’s annual calendar of events is designed to promote the “thinking arts” and forge a confederacy between the Philadelphia region and its universities. With a different theme each year—Time in 2001-02 and The Book in 2002-03—the Forum provides a common ground for interdisciplinary exchange and public interaction. For event details visit the Forum’s Website.


33rd & Spruce Streets
(215) 898-4000
World-renowned for the breadth and depth of its research and collections, UPM offers visitors three gallery floors with materials from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia, Polynesia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient Greek World. Awe-inspiring architectural spaces (the original Wilson Eyre building was erected in 1899) are settings for special exhibitions and numerous public programs. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for students, and free to Museum members, children under 6, and Penn Card holders.

88.5 WXPN

3025 Walnut Street
(215) 898-6677
Member supported radio from the University of Pennsylvania, WXPN is home to a diverse music format and a number of innovative programs that include the Peabody Award-winning children’s call-in program Kids Corner and the nationally syndicated music showcase World Café. Visit for concert listings and information on local arts.