Jean Shin: Freshwater

Water Marks: A Moment Without You

Bronze sculpture of small bird set against backdrop of Ben Franklin bridge

Healing Verse Poetry Line

woman smiling stands between two doors


a person holding several flowers and blowing some petals from their mouth

Welcome to Philadelphia Contemporary

Founded in 2016, Philadelphia Contemporary is a contemporary art organization whose mission is to connect the people and places of Philadelphia through art and partnership.

Youth Ambassador Program

Philadelphia Contemporary, in partnership with the Mantua Civic Association (MCA), is piloting a dynamic and multifaceted Youth Ambassador program. The program provides a hands-on approach of engaging youth ages 11-14 years old to work together in a meaningful way to shape their environment by utilizing the power of the arts. By harnessing the arts to address environmental justice on a personal level, the program also seeks to increase critical thinking skills and creative expressions.

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student volunteers in melon street park