Cai Guo-Qiang’s Fireflies at the Parkway

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Cai Guo-Qiang’s Fireflies at the Parkway

September 14, 2017 - October 8, 2017

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A spectacular event presented by the world renowned artist Gai Guo Qiang. Unfolded at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

A free public celebration kicks off Fireflies on Thursday, September 14, featuring a one-time-only public performance directed by Cai Guo-Qiang. The artist will orchestrate a dream-like light and movement performance with the Fireflies pedicabs, creating a luminous choreography on the Parkway. Attendees are invited to observe the delicate aerial dance of the pedicabs and their lanterns along the roadway performance space, between 22nd Street and Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Food trucks will also be on site.

*Public rides in Fireflies begin the following day, Friday, September 15th!


Philadelphia Museum of Art
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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