First Person Arts presents “First Person Museum

Main & Café GalleriesOn-going: November 5 – December 18
First Friday Receptions: November 5 & December 3

First Person Arts presents the First Person Museum, a “museum of the people” to exhibit the meaningful stories behind the objects we treasure in our lives.  Over the summer, Philadelphians were given opportunities to share their objects and stories at Show and Tell events. Part of the First Person Festival this fall, First Person Museum features a multimedia visual experience that yields both personal as well as communal rewards by building emotional bridges toward greater cultural understanding.


The First Person Museum is made possible by the Engage 2020 Innovation Grant and by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Heritage Philadelphia Program.  The Engage 2020 Innovation Grants Program is supported by the Wallace Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts and The Philadelphia Foundation, and is a program of the Cultural Alliance’s research and marketing initiative Engage 2020.  The Heritage Philadelphia Program is a program of The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, funded by Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by The University of the Arts.