The Galleries at Moore Receive Grant for Walking Tours

For Immediate Release
January 14, 2013

(Philadelphia, PA) The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design have received a $3,000 Pennsylvania Humanities Council grant to carry out Impossible Buildings and Contested Futures, a series of walking tours planned in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Living as Form (the Nomadic Version).

Organized in partnership with Hidden City Philadelphia, an organization that celebrates the power of place to inspire social action, Impossible Buildings and Contested Futures is a series of walking tours that contextualizes the city’s social, political, historical and physical landscape. Led by area humanities experts, the tours are intended to explore the many layers of history that make up the fabric of the city while simultaneously engaging the public in experiential and meaningful ways of studying the humanities.

Curated by Nato Thompson, co-organized by Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI), and assembled in collaboration with The Galleries at Moore, Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) is the traveling iteration of an unprecedented, international project exploring over 20 years of cultural works that investigate the nexus between art and life, and emphasize participation, dialogue, and community engagement. The exhibition is on view at Moore College of Art & Design January 26 – March 16, 2013.

For a complete list of walking tours, visit http://www.thegalleriesatmoore.org/site/LAF

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council inspires individuals to enjoy and share a life of learning enriched by human experience across time and around the world. Since 1973, the PHC has empowered local groups to offer high-quality public programs that have a positive impact on the everyday life of their communities. The PHC represents Pennsylvania in the Federal-State Partnership of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit www.pahumanities.org or call 800-462-0442.

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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

Published on January 14th, 2013