Person of the Crowd: Walking Tours

29 Apr - 20 May 2017
Multiple locations


Pope.L, The Great White Way, 22 miles, 9 years, 1 street (Whitney version), 2001. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY.

As part of its multi-part project Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation presents a series of artist-led walking tours in various Philadelphia neighborhoods that invite audiences to become contemporary flâneurs.

Person of the Crowd captures city life through a gallery exhibition, newly commissioned public installations and performances, and citizen-created photos and videos. Featuring over 50 artists including Marina Abramović, Jenny Holzer, Zhang Huan, and the Guerilla Girls, the project invites audiences to become contemporary flâneurs through activities such as photography and walking tours.

See the full schedule of walking tours below.

Wanderlust Walking Tour: Michelle Ortiz
April 29 at 10 a.m.
Muralist Michelle Ortiz leads a walking tour through South Philadelphia’s Italian Market, exploring the contributions that immigrant communities have made to the city.

Wanderlust Walking Tour: Paul M. Farber
May 6 at 10 a.m.
Historian and curator Paul M. Farber leads a walking tour of the five main squares of Center City, discussing the narratives of civic history and urban space.

Wanderlust Walking Tour: Zoe Strauss
May 13 at 10 a.m.
Pew Fellow and photographer Zoe Strauss leads an unconventional walking tour of Philadelphia neighborhoods.

Wanderlust Walking Tour: Scott Knowles
May 20 at 10 a.m.
Urban historian Scott Knowles leads an exploration of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, dissecting the history of one the city’s busiest public space.