Tours: Murals and Artists and Libraries (or Archives), oh my! – Part 2

Tours 3 and 4 are for you if you’d like to venture west of the Schuylkill River! These tours will feature two great institutions of the University of Pennsylvania campus and the City of Philadelphia.

TOUR #3: Friday, March 30th from 9:00am-10:00am. Tour of the Fisher Fine Arts Library. This tour is free but space is limited to 20 people. To register for this tour click here. Explore the architecture of Frank Furness at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fisher Fine Arts Library, which opened in 1891 as the University Library. The building was restored in 1991 by the firm of Venturi, Rauch & Scott Brown and is now home to the university’s collections on art and design. You’ll get a close look at the G. Holmes Perkins rare book collection on architectural history, as well as the recently opened Materials Library for the hands-on study of materials.

Please note that participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the Fisher Fine Arts Library, located at 220 South 34th Street on Penn’s campus.

Public transit: 69th St direction MFL (Market-Frankford Line) from 13th St MFL Station to 34th St MFL Station. Or Westbound trolley lines 10, 11, 13, 34, or 36 from 13th St Trolley Station to 36th St Trolley Station. Cost $2.50 per ride. Allow 15 to 20 minutes travel time each direction.
Walking: Distance 1.9 miles from the hotel, via one of the three pedestrian-friendly bridges of Market, Chestnut, or Walnut Streets. Allow 40 to 45 minutes each direction.

TOUR #4: Friday, March 30th from 11:00am-12:00pm. Tour of the Archives of the Penn Museum. This tour is $20 and space is limited to 20 people. To register for this tour click here. The Archives of the Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) house an extensive photograph collection of Penn excavations in the field. Senior Archivist Alessandro Pezzati will guide you on a behind-the-scenes tour of rare photographic prints of pioneers in the field of archaeology and anthropology from around the world, ranging from the 1860s to the 1920s. Tour cost includes discounted admission to the Penn Museum!

Please note that participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the Penn Museum, located at 3260 South Street on Penn’s campus.

Public transit: 69th St direction MFL (Market-Frankford Line) from 13th St MFL Station to 34th St MFL Station. Or Westbound trolley lines 10, 11, 13, 34, 36 from 13th St Trolley Station to 36th St Trolley Station. Or #42 Bus from Walnut & 12th to 34th & Convention. Cost $2.50 per ride. Allow 20 minutes travel time each direction.
Walking: Distance 2 miles from the hotel, via one of the three pedestrian-friendly bridges of Market, Chestnut, or Walnut Streets. Allow 40 to 45 minutes each direction.

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