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Sarah McLaughlin recently moved to Philadelphia from Durham, North Carolina, where she has been pursuing a doctorate in English literature from Duke University for the past four years. An arts and culture enthusiast, Sarah is thrilled to have an opportunity to explore Philadelphia’s rich historic enclaves as well as the city’s phenomenal collection of public art. While at Duke, Sarah studied the intersections between the arts and sciences, focusing specifically on how artists have historically worked to express humanity’s relationship to the natural world. As she reports on her ventures through the city, Sarah hopes to offer an environmental perspective on the city’s many cultural, artistic and charitable events.

Fleisher Art Memorial’s Dear Fleisher


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Some of the best things in life come in small packages, which is the theme of Fleisher Art Memorial’s Dear Fleisher annual postcard-sized art exhibition and fundraiser. This Sunday, November 4, Fleisher will be auctioning off postcard-sized works by hundreds of local artists. Ranging broadly in both style and medium, […]

Fleisher Art Memorial In Philadelphia

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Working from home can be isolating, which is just one of several reasons why this fall I decided to enroll in a course through the Fleisher Art Memorial’s adult workshops program. With a selection of almost 50 different classes offering instruction in everything from digital photography to woodcut printing, […]

Pumpkin Restaurant In Philadelphia

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There are some restaurants that go beyond good food, and Pumpkin is just such an establishment. Nestled in a little enclave just south of Rittenhouse Square, Pumpkin is the embodiment of a restaurant that is as much about formulating a responsible food ethic as it is about serving delicious dishes.

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Recap: Jay-Z’s Made In America Music Festival In Philadelphia

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This past weekend, Philadelphia celebrated Labor Day weekend as 100,000 people flocked to the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the first ever Made in America music festival.

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The festival, which was the collaborative project of artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z and sponsored by Budweiser, […]

Philadelphia Art Museum’s Vision Of Arcadia Exhibit Featuring Gauguin, Cézanne and Matisse

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With the oppressive August temperatures of late, relaxing in Rittenhouse Square Park doesn’t quite feel like an escape from summer in the city; which is why, this past Sunday, I chose to escape the humid throng of city living indoors rather than out, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit: Visions of Arcadia: Gauguin, […]

Experience Philadelphia’s Longwood Gardens In A Whole New Light

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If you live in Philadelphia, it’s likely that you are familiar with the lavish and verdant expanse of Longwood Gardens, Pierre du Pont’s extraordinary legacy. Featuring over one thousand acres of beautifully cultivated gardens and picturesque landscapes, the property is an absolutely stunning place to visit any time of year, but particularly in the […]