Moore is active in the local art scene and draws from the vibrant, creative community in Philadelphia. Since Moore is centrally located in Philadelphia, faculty often develop partnerships with local theaters, galleries and individual artists. This leads to a well rounded student experience inside and outside of the classroom or studio. 

Old City - On the first Friday of every month, the streets of Old City come alive as its studios and galleries open their doors and invite the public in to celebrate the latest exhibits.

The Barnes Foundation - The Barnes hosts one of the largest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art outside of Paris, and will soon be only steps away. The move is currently scheduled for late 2011.

Free Library of Philadelphia - Directly across the street from the College, the Free Library is home to a large collection of books and periodicals with a large selection devoted exclusively to the arts. The Free Library is also home to the Print and Photographs department that features a wide array of artists, including Rembrandt, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol.

Fairmount Park - More than 9,000 acres of walking trails and open space. The perfect place to clear your head with a hike, sit and sketch or just relax with new friends.

Northern Liberties - Known for its nightlife, boutiques and restaurants this up-and-coming neighborhood is a hotspot for Moore students.

Fairmount - Twice a year Fairmount hosts the Fairmount Arts Crawl. Shops and restaurants open their doors, serving as galleries for the area’s many artists. Fairmount is also the home of Eastern State Penitentiary, now a historic monument. This Philadelphia neighborhood is within walking distance of Moore’s campus and is also served by the College shuttle.

Reading Terminal Market - Founded over 110 years ago, Reading Terminal Market is the place in Philadelphia to find the freshest produce, food and experiences. A great place to grab a bite to eat and people watch.

Italian Market - One of the oldest and largest open-air markets in Philadelphia, the Italian Market is the place to go when you’re looking for those things you can’t find anywhere else.

South Street - Where all of Philadelphia comes together. Head to South Street for the dining, shopping, people watching, and more. Also on South Street, you’ll find Pearl Art Supplies, a great place to get the materials you need and want.

The Rodin Museum - A few feet away from the College, the Museum hosts more than 120 of the French master’s sculptures-the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside of France.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia’s premier art museum, also the home an extensive collection of research materials including periodicals, auction catalogs and books. Admission is free for Moore students.

The Franklin Institute - A hands-on science museum and home to the nation’s second-oldest planetarium. The Franklin Institute is right next door to the college.

The Academy of Natural Sciences - Moore’s neighbor on the Parkway, The Academy of Natural Sciences is a family-friendly museum specializing in natural history.

Avenue of the Arts - Another name for South Broad Street, the Avenue of the Arts is host to countless theaters, among them, the Merriam Theater and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Housed in the historic Frank Furness building, just a few blocks north of City Hall, the museum hosts an incredible collection of contemporary art.

Mutter Museum - Operated by the Pennsylvania College of Physicians, the Mutter Museum’s collection includes more than 20,000 objects, specimens, models and memorabilia of medical oddities and curiosities.

Fabric Row - Created during a time when Philadelphia was the center of manufacturing for men’s garments, Fabric Row in South Philadelphia is home to many fabric and textiles shops - an invaluable inspirational resource for Fashion Design and Textile majors.

Fabric Workshop and Museum - Located at 1315 Cherry Street, this museum is devoted to creating and exhibiting new work in fabric and related materials.

Rittenhouse Square - A place to see and be seen. Lined by trees, shops, and trendy restaurants, Rittenhouse Square is just blocks away from Moore’s campus. Every summer the square plays hosts to a farmer’s market as well as arts and music festival.

Association for Public Art - Explore Philadelphia's expansive collection of outdoor sculpture with the Association for Public Art. Discover public artworks by theme, interactive map, and their Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program, which shares the unique stories of sculptures throughout the city.