Glenside to Host High-Quality Replicas of Museum Masterpieces … Outdoors

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Glenside train station. Glenside has been chosen to take part in Inside Out, a program that brings high-quality replicas of museum masterpieces to communities. (Image via Montgomery County Planning Commission)

When walking the streets of Glenside this fall, you may feel like you’re in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

That’s because Glenside, in Cheltenham Township, has been chosen as one of four neighborhoods in and around the city to take part in Inside Out. The program brings high-quality replicas of museum masterpieces to communities throughout the region.

Glenside was chosen because of its great location and lively artistic community. Ten works of art will be displayed throughout town for three months from mid-September through early December. People can encounter art in unexpected places as they stroll, shop, and dine in the neighborhood.

All of the installations are outdoors and within walking or biking distance of each other. Look for paintings from famous artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Joan Miro, and Georgia O’Keefe.

“Inside Out is an invitation to people throughout the region to share in the beauty of our collections where they live,” said Timothy Rub, The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer.

“By bringing the Museum’s collections to their sidewalks and storefronts, we hope that it will inspire people to think about the role that art can play in their daily lives. The Museum’s treasures are for everyone to enjoy.”

The installation of the Inside Out artwork will be celebrated as part of a Cheltenham Township and Downtown Glenside Community Partnership event planned for Thursday, Sept. 28 (rain date, Sept. 29).

Click here to learn more about Inside Out and don’t forget to explore the arts all around Montco here.

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