The slow switch from the long days of summer to the long nights of winter is well underway. But that’s not going to get Philadelphia down. No siree! The city’s come up with the ideal antidote to SAD this fall: a stunning array of light displays in no less than five special exhibitions and six permanent exhibitions. Here are the picks…
Anyone in town on Sept. 20 or Oct. 14 can become the conductor of an epic light display in the center of the city. Twenty-four robotic searchlights, powerful enough to be seen from up to 10 miles away, have been positioned along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Passersby can take control of them by using a free, downloadable mobile app sculpture – the app analyzes the voices and locations of users to set the searchlights in motion.
Bruce Munro has turned the Longwood Gardens into a surreally beautiful spot with flower blooms, waterfalls and floating water lilies that glow in the dark. The exhibition runs through Sept. 29.
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