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Futures Without Guns

A multimedia speculative art exhibition investigating gun violence as a health equity issue

artwork featuring two people in paint in front of a black backdrop in prayer
"Prayers Answered" by Mikael Owunna

Futures Without Guns

Working in a variety of mediums, nine artists present new artworks and design propositions envisioning the possibilities for a future free from gun violence. With a focus on Philadelphia, the project invites community members affected by gun violence to share their experiences and, in several instances, inform the artists’ processes.

We invite you to view the resulting exhibition on display from April 18 – June 21.

The exhibition draws on futures thinking and speculative design methods to consider multiple perspectives on and potential solutions to the complex issue of gun violence and health inequity and to amplify the role of art in advancing societal change.

Futures Without Guns is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

  • Details

    Exhibition Dates: April 18 - June 21

    Exhibit Hours:

    Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday, April 20: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Saturday, May 4: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Free and open to the public.

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    University City Science Center
    Quorum Lounge
    3675 Market St, First Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    A woman with long blonde hair wearing a leather jacket, exuding confidence and style.

    Curated by Angela McQuillan

FWG News

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The Science Center to Host Futures Without Guns, an Art Exhibition Offering Multimedia Perspectives on Eliminating Gun Violence

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$9.5 Million From The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to Support 30 Philadelphia Organizations and 12 Artist Fellowships

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