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File #: 171139    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 12/14/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2017
Title: Honoring the Twentieth Anniversary of Philadelphia International Airport's (PHL) Exhibitions Program and recognizing PHL for its dedication to improving its passenger experience through arts and cultural programming.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature17113900.pdf
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Honoring the Twentieth Anniversary of Philadelphia International Airport's (PHL) Exhibitions Program and recognizing PHL for its dedication to improving its passenger experience through arts and cultural programming.

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WHEREAS, Philadelphia International Airport's Exhibitions Program was founded in 1998 to "provide visibility for Philadelphia's unique cultural life and to enrich the experience of the traveling public"; and

WHEREAS, Exhibits are located across the airport, in all seven terminals, and are curated throughout the year to present a variety of Philadelphia-centric artwork and promote citywide events; and

WHEREAS, Under the leadership of its founding director of exhibitions, Leah Douglas, the Exhibitions Program has organized more than 400 exhibits featuring the works of artists and cultural institutions from across the Philadelphia Region; and

WHEREAS, The Exhibitions Program helps to promote the City as a hub for artistic expression by highlighting the City's major cultural institutions. The Mural Arts Program, responsible for transforming hundreds of buildings across the City into artistic destinations, has been featured in several exhibitions, as have other prominent cultural institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Pennsylvania Ballet; and

WHEREAS, PHL's Exhibitions Program also helps to promote the City's vibrant tourism industry, highlighting major sites like the Philadelphia Zoo, and creating exhibits to promote major events such as the recent Democratic National Convention; and

WHEREAS, From Odunde to the Mummers, the Exhibitions Program has made great efforts to showcase the various traditions and cultures that help to make up Philadelphia's unique cultural fabric; and

WHEREAS, Entire exhibits at PHL have been dedicated to the work of students from various local schools, including the Charter High School for Architecture + Design, Philadelphia High Sch...

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