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The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery is a self-supporting branch of
the Science Center, the first urban, university related research park in the United States. The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery was established in 1976 and has since supported well over 2000 artists through solo and group exhibitions. Since 1993 The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery has engaged over 250 Philadelphia schools and community organizations through its popular Outreach Program. The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery is recognized throughout Philadelphia for the caliber of its exhibitions and the quality and scope of its community outreach initiatives.

Our Vision
The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery is a critically acclaimed exhibition venue that emphasizes the importance of art and community. With a long history of engaging and socially significant art exhibits, The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery is unique in its role as
a proactive Philadelphia arts venue that promotes and facilitates a truly interactive relationship between art and community.

Our Mission
To positively promote and impact the cultural life of our immediate neighborhood of West Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Area with a diverse range of art exhibitions, gallery talks, slide and panel discussions, extensive education programs which include innovative studio workshops facilitated by practicing Philadelphia artists.

To assure the broadest public access to our programs, all Klein Gallery events and activities are FREE. In addition, the Klein Gallery provides roundtrip transportation and lunch for all visiting schools and student organizations. Our innovative community outreach initiatives enable The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery to be
a forum for active participation and involvement in the arts by a diverse and often underserved public.