AdvertisementJust over a century ago, the creation of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by two French architects provided a stunning boulevard for Philadelphia that was inspired by the Champs-Elysées. That gave a major piece of this city something of the look of Paris, allowing museums and green space to grow there that would hold some of the greatest examples of French and French-inspired art in the world.
Lynn Miller and Therese Dolan, the authors of Salut! France Meets Philadelphia, will explore this subject in a program co-sponsored by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the Alliance Française de Philadelphie.
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Philadelphia