FROM THE ARCHIVE: Longwood Gardens, 58 kilometres southwest of Philadelphia, is one of the most spectacular public gardens in North America.
Museums encourage discovery in unexpected ways, often about the unexpected itself. These seven galleries around the world display the likes of history’s unusual, unpredictable, and oft un-celebrated.
Whether kept with care in a glass house or growing wild in meadows, botanical varieties of all sorts wait yearlong for the pinnacle of spring. In this spirit, we unearth four stories from the NUVO archive inspired by greenery.
A venerable row of cultural institutions line the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. The cultural landscape on this nearly two-kilometre stretch is impressive, but it’s a museum on 22nd Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighbourhood that is the city’s trade secret.
The Barnes has changed, yet it is unchanged. After decades tucked away on a leafy campus in Merion, Pennsylvania, the Barnes collection, in all its richness, has relocated to a new building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.