LOVE / PHILLY
The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall and only a few minutes from Sofitel Philadelphia. 

LOVE / PHILLY

The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall and only a few minutes from Sofitel Philadelphia

LOVE / PHILLY

The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall and only a few minutes from Sofitel Philadelphia

PARIS IN PHILLY
Did you know that you will find the largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside France only a short drive from Sofitel Philadelphia?
The greatest works of the famed 19th-century sculptor can be seen at Philadelphia’s Rodin Museum - bronze casts of Eternal Springtime, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais, and, of course, The Thinker. Set in a temple-like building on Benjamin Franklin Parkway near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it’s a ‘must see’ in the City of Brotherly Love. 

PARIS IN PHILLY

Did you know that you will find the largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside France only a short drive from Sofitel Philadelphia?

The greatest works of the famed 19th-century sculptor can be seen at Philadelphia’s Rodin Museum - bronze casts of Eternal Springtime, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais, and, of course, The Thinker. Set in a temple-like building on Benjamin Franklin Parkway near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it’s a ‘must see’ in the City of Brotherly Love. 

PARIS IN PHILLY

Did you know that you will find the largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside France only a short drive from Sofitel Philadelphia?

The greatest works of the famed 19th-century sculptor can be seen at Philadelphia’s Rodin Museum - bronze casts of Eternal Springtime, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais, and, of course, The Thinker. Set in a temple-like building on Benjamin Franklin Parkway near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it’s a ‘must see’ in the City of Brotherly Love. 

OBJECTS OF DESIRE

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We love finding new art in Sofitel locations around the world.

Inspired by a poem titled ‘La Chevelure’ by French poet Charles Baudelaire, Elaine Cameron-Weir’s sculpture ‘Blue Black' (2011, wood, paint, coconut oil, concrete) is not to be missed. Currently on view as part of Objects of Desire, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

OBJECTS OF DESIRE
LOVE
Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, has a best-known landmark that defines LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall, and only minutes from Sofitel Philadelphia. 

LOVE

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, has a best-known landmark that defines LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall, and only minutes from Sofitel Philadelphia

LOVE

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, has a best-known landmark that defines LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall, and only minutes from Sofitel Philadelphia

ART / HANS HOFMANN

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Happy birthday to German-born American abstract expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. Just one of the many artists to discover this spring at the Philadelphia Museum of Art - one of the largest and most renowned museums in America - and only moments from Sofitel Philadelphia

(“Lumen Naturale,” 1962, by Hans Hofmann (© Estate of Hans Hofmann/Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York), via Philly Museum)

ART / HANS HOFMANN
PHILLY FOOD
The Reading Terminal Market, established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Through its long and interesting history , it has seen times both good and bad, but has emerged in the 21st century as one of the greatest public markets in the country. The neon sign at the door provides a clue to its history and colorful present day reincarnation. 

PHILLY FOOD

The Reading Terminal Market, established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Through its long and interesting history , it has seen times both good and bad, but has emerged in the 21st century as one of the greatest public markets in the country. The neon sign at the door provides a clue to its history and colorful present day reincarnation. 

PHILLY FOOD

The Reading Terminal Market, established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Through its long and interesting history , it has seen times both good and bad, but has emerged in the 21st century as one of the greatest public markets in the country. The neon sign at the door provides a clue to its history and colorful present day reincarnation. 

POMPEII IN PHILLY

This month Philadelphia guests will have the chance to immerse themselves in the world of Pompeii with an exhibition of art, artifacts and objects straight from Italy to the The Franklin Institute in "One Day in Pompeii", opening this weekend. The exhibit tells the remarkable tale of the city of Pompeii, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago. With more than 150 archeological treasures on loan from the collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, the exhibit offers an incredible snapshot of life at the height of the Roman Empire. In addition to the objects, multimedia and film elements (like a captivating CGI experience of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius) complete this remarkable exhibit. Don’t miss it! 

POMPEII IN PHILLY

This month Philadelphia guests will have the chance to immerse themselves in the world of Pompeii with an exhibition of art, artifacts and objects straight from Italy to the The Franklin Institute in "One Day in Pompeii", opening this weekend. The exhibit tells the remarkable tale of the city of Pompeii, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago. With more than 150 archeological treasures on loan from the collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, the exhibit offers an incredible snapshot of life at the height of the Roman Empire. In addition to the objects, multimedia and film elements (like a captivating CGI experience of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius) complete this remarkable exhibit. Don’t miss it! 

POMPEII IN PHILLY

This month Philadelphia guests will have the chance to immerse themselves in the world of Pompeii with an exhibition of art, artifacts and objects straight from Italy to the The Franklin Institute in "One Day in Pompeii", opening this weekend. The exhibit tells the remarkable tale of the city of Pompeii, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago. With more than 150 archeological treasures on loan from the collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, the exhibit offers an incredible snapshot of life at the height of the Roman Empire. In addition to the objects, multimedia and film elements (like a captivating CGI experience of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius) complete this remarkable exhibit. Don’t miss it! 

PHILADELPHIA MURAL ARTS PROGRAM

In the thirty years since the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program commenced, it has evolved into an internationally recognized leader in public art.  Join in the 30th anniversary celebrations this month and explore some of the 3,600 works around the city in celebration of Mural Arts Month. And don’t miss Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) from November 15. Discover what’s coming up, here.

FARNIENTE IN PHILADELPHIA

You never need to travel far to see great art when staying at Sofitel Philadelphia. Following the success of their Norma Bessières’ Taming of the Stripes exhibit, Sofitel Philadelphia will soon unveil a new lobby artwork exhibit, Farniente, featuring the works of Dutch artist José van Gool

After establishing herself following five years at the Van Gogh Museum workshop, José portrays her subjects as people who are, as she puts it, “content with their destinies.” Whether they are walking on the beach at sunset, relaxing in a café or dancing, her goal is to forever leave an impression of her subjects’ emotions in our minds. This series of artwork was an easy choice, as Sofitel continue to tie in French elegance with the local culture. And as an added bonus, award-winning Philadelphia Executive Chef Jim Coleman has crafted the perfect fall lunch and dinner menus for Liberté Lounge in light of this new colorful exhibit, guaranteed to exceed your pallet’s expectations. Magnifique!