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Professor Cret’s Parkway: One Architect’s Legacy on Philadelphia’s Grandest Thoroughfare


The Athenaeum of Philadelphia celebrates the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s 100th anniversary with an exhibition of the works of master architect, Paul Philippe Cret (1876-1945).  Arriving here from his native France in 1903, Cret quickly became the acknowledged leader of Philadelphia’s City Beautiful Movement.  This exhibition, features more than 30 original designs by Cret (built and unbuilt).  These rare documents, many of which have never been exhibited, beautifully illustrate Cret’s lasting influence on Philadelphia.

In conjunction with the Athenaeum exhibition, the Rodin Museum will display a 1927 model of its building and gardens alongside photographs and related material exploring Cret’s design for this Parkway institution.
 

Exhibition Dates: April 30-August 31, 2018

Free Admission

 

 

Gallery talks with Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture, Bruce Laverty

May 23, 12:00-1:00PM
July 11,  12:00-1:00PM
August 8, 5:30-6:30PM

Athenaeum Members Free, RSVP to 215-925-2688 or events@PhilaAthenaeum.org

Qty Description Price
Non-Member Registration 2018-05-23
Non-Member Registration 2018-07-11
Non-Member Registration 2018-08-08

 

Gallery Talk with David Brownlee, Ph.D, author of Building The City Beautiful.

June 13, 6:00-7:00PM

Athenaeum Members Only, RSVP to 215-925-2688 or events@PhilaAthenaeum.org

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