Art and Controversy: An audio tour of Philadelphia's most infamous art scandals

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Step off the beaten path and delve into Philadelphia's art world controversies with this captivating audio tour. Discover the underbelly of the city's artistic scene as you explore the secrets, scandals, and deceit that have shaken Philadelphia. From infamous art sales to eccentric artists and angry film fans, this tour will introduce you to the names that have shaped the city's art history. Walk past the iconic Logan Square, the library, and the Barnes Foundation as you uncover the stories behind the controversies. Make a stop at the Rodin Museum and admire the sculptures that caused a stir, before passing through the park and by the fountain. The tour ends near the renowned Rocky Statue and Philadelphia Museum of Art, a city icon. Install the VoiceMap mobile app, use the provided code, and embark on this self-guided audio tour at your own pace. Get ready to be enthralled by the captivating tales that have shaped the face of Philadelphia's art scene.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 30 minutes - 45 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Explore Philadelphia's most infamous art scandals
  • Discover the stories behind the art controversies
  • Uncover the infamous names that rocked Philadelphia's art world
  • Experience the unique and eccentric art scene of Philadelphia
  • Learn about the scandals that shaped the face of Philadelphia
  • Voicemap app for android and ios
  • Lifetime access to this tour in english
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/drink

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Philadelphia's art scene is notorious for its eccentric artists, secret art sales, angry film fans, and trustee deceit. This self-guided audio tour, titled "Art and Controversy," takes you on a captivating journey beyond the well-known attractions of Philadelphia such as the Liberty Bell and cheesesteak sandwiches. Instead, it immerses you in the captivating tales and scandals that have shaped the face of Philadelphia's art world. Prepare to uncover the stories behind the infamous names and scandals that have rocked the city's art scene, from Rodin's legendary sculptures to Rocky Balboa's triumph over the Philadelphia Art Museum's popularity.

What to expect?

Embark on a 30 to 45-minute adventure through Philadelphia's art history, guided by the immersive audio tour available on the VoiceMap mobile app. Begin your journey at the picturesque Logan Square Fountain, using the special code provided on your confirmation ticket. This self-guided tour allows you to start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace, ensuring a flexible and personalized experience.

Who is this for?

This captivating tour is designed for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone intrigued by the untold stories that lie behind the art world's controversies. Whether you are a local looking to explore the hidden gems of Philadelphia or a traveler seeking a unique cultural experience, this tour offers a captivating perspective on the city's art scene. Art aficionados, history enthusiasts, and curious minds alike will find themselves enchanted by the tales of scandal and intrigue that have shaped the face of Philadelphia.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of art controversy as you explore Philadelphia's most infamous scandals. Uncover the secrets and hidden narratives behind some of the city's most iconic artworks. This tour is not your typical sightseeing experience; it offers a fresh perspective on Philadelphia's art scene that goes beyond the usual tourist spots. With the flexibility of a self-guided tour, you can delve into the stories that pique your interest and explore at your own pace. Whether you're a lifelong art lover or simply intrigued by intriguing tales, this tour promises a captivating and unforgettable experience.

Good to know

To make the most of this self-guided audio tour, be sure to install the VoiceMap mobile app before your arrival. The tour starts at the Logan Square Fountain, where you'll enter the provided code to begin your immersive journey into Philadelphia's art world. Throughout the tour, you'll pass by significant landmarks such as the library, the Barnes Foundation, and the Rodin Museum. The tour concludes near the iconic Rocky Statue and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Feel free to pause, restart, or extend your tour as you wish, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the captivating stories and hidden controversies that define Philadelphia's art scene.


Travelers who have experienced the "Art and Controversy" audio tour have been captivated by the untold stories it reveals. Many reviewers have praised the unique perspective provided by the tour, which delves into the scandalous side of Philadelphia's art world. Visitors have expressed their appreciation for the flexibility of the self-guided format, allowing them to explore at their own pace and focus on the scandals that intrigued them the most. Overall, reviewers have described the tour as a captivating and eye-opening experience, offering a fresh and exciting way to explore Philadelphia's vibrant art scene.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Logan Square

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The tour starts in Logan Square.

Parkway Central Library

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The tour passes by the library.

Barnes Foundation

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The tour passes by the Barnes Foundation.

Rodin Museum

(Pass by)

The tour stops briefly at the Rodin Museum.

The Thinker

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The tour passes by the sculpture.

Independence National Historical Park

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The tour passes through the park.

Ericsson Fountain

(Pass by)

The tour passes by the fountain.

Rocky Statue

(Pass by)

The tour ends near the Rocky Statue.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

(Pass by)

The tour ends near the museum.



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Thought it was too heavy on Rodin. Personally, I did not learn too much new information (I am an art historian). But, thought it was well done for what it is.
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2024-07-23 03:17