Come and get a first-hand look at some of the Philadelphia region's most impressive takes on sacred architecture with a self-driving tour of five Modern houses of worship. Knowledgable and noted architects and architectural historians will lead each of the five tours of the modern religious spaces. Each tour will be timed to give ample opportunity for you to reach the next destination. Come and join fellow modern enthusiasts in learning more about our Philadelphia modern environment and experience the awe-inspiring places of worship.
The tour will start at the Vincent Kling-designed Episcopal Academy Christ Chapel (now the Cardinal William Foley Campus Center at St. Joseph's University) and will continue on to notable sites including Arrupe Hall (Moto Designship, 2021), Temple Adath Israel (Pietro Belluschi, 1956-59), Beth Sholom Congregation (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1953-59), and Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House and Skyspace (James Turrell, artist, and James Bradberry, architect).
The event begins at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15 and ends at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House and James Turrell's Skyspace installation at sundown.
Limited number of tickets available, advance registration required
$50 for Docomomo US and Beth Sholom members / $60 for non-members and guests.
Tour details including times and where to park provided upon registration.
Organized by the Docomomo US/Greater Philadelphia chapter.
This event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day 2023.