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Hey Philadelphia--Submit Your Stories to My Philadelphia Story!

Do you have a story to tell?

Won Kyoung Lee and Matthew Alden Price want them for their new project, My Philadelphia Story. The installation, conceived for the City of Philadelphia’s Percent for the Arts Program, will consist of over 700 collected objects displayed in a handmade walnut case in Terminal F at the Philadelphia International Airport. The project is open to anyone, and it’s free to participate. Accompanying the objects will be a website,, where viewers can access the stories about each of the objects.

Here’s how you can be a part of this permanent display:

First, find a meaningful object. Please be thoughtful in your object selection, as this will be a permanent part of the City’s public art collection.

All objects must:

  • Fit within a 4” x 4” x 1” square box
  • No organic or explicit materials will be accepted
  • No business cards or direct marketing material
  • Preferences may be given to 3D objects over photo/paper pieces for conservation reasons
  • Objects do not need to directly relate to the story

Next, write about your object. Does it somehow signify an event, place, or period of history in Philadelphia?  Send these stories to

All samples should be sent to: Matthew Alden Price/ Won Kyoung Lee, 3237 Amber Street, Unit 4-3-D, BOX 11, Philadelphia, PA 19134.  Inquiries about the project should be sent to

Examples of objects and stories can be found at

The final deadline to submit objects is June 10.

Objects can also be dropped off:

  • EVERY TUESDAY outside City Hall Visitor's Center Room 121 (nearest the East Portal) between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • April 23 at the African American Museum for Macy's Family Fun Day from 12 - 3 p.m.
  • April 30 at the Asian Arts Initiative Pearl Street Arts Festival from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.