August 16, 2022

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Monthly art exhibition at Hyatt Centric highlights personal mementos of Philadelphia history

Hyatt Centric Philadelphia, the Rittenhouse Square resort that opened in 2020 at the former site of Minor Pete’s Diner, is web hosting a photography exhibit focused on particular mementos from Philadelphia’s background.

“Storied” is a sequence by photographer Stuart Goldenberg that functions images of unique products and heirlooms found in other people’s basements. The project is the following installment of Hyatt’s “Maker Sequence” and will be offered to watch in the hotel’s foyer now as a result of Labor Working day weekend.


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Because beginning the venture in April 2021, Goldenberg has formed a collection of illustrations or photos based on nostalgic objects, which include relics of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania historical past. 

Some of the highlighted items consist of ticket stubs from games and concerts at Veterans Stadium and a 1930’s soda siphon from Palumbo’s Restaurant, which burned down in 1994. 

Stuart Goldenberg Wiz WitCourtesy of/Stuart Goldenberg

‘Wiz Wit,’ photographed by Stuart Goldenberg at the beginning of this year, commemorates two Philadelphia tourist points of interest: cheesesteaks from Pat’s and Geno’s at 9th and Wharton streets.

Nevertheless the pics will be on display all month, Hyatt Centric will host a “Meet up with the Maker” reception on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Goldenberg will be meeting attendees and discussing the value of preserving historic merchandise and reminiscences. 

“The whole point of our month-to-month Maker Series is to rejoice Philadelphia’s assorted neighborhoods, traditions, and its makers and Stuart Goldenberg’s venture encompasses all of that and then some,” reported Elizabeth Frike, director of gross sales for Hyatt Resorts. “Readers to Philly staying at our hotel, as properly as Philadelphians, will be ready to peruse the show and get a glimpse of the area’s heritage by means of locals real mementos, relationship all the way back to the 1880s.” 

The reception is no cost to go to and open up to the public. Complimentary light bites and refreshments will be provided by Chef Jonathan Dearden, executive chef at Patchwork. 

Goldenberg began “Storied” as a way to use everyday products to tell a considerably much larger story. The to start with in the series was a single of his possess personal background — a $2 monthly bill his grandfather folded for him when he got his first wallet. 

Goldenberg also photographed a pair of never-utilized tickets to the 1977 Globe Collection. At the time, the Phillies experienced received their 2nd consecutive division title versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, but failed to make it to the Earth Collection. Goldenberg’s father acquired the reserved tickets when he worked as a cameraman for 6ABC. 

For these unable to look at out the job at Hyatt Centric this month, Goldenberg posts highlights of the job on its formal Instagram account. 


“Storied” at Hyatt Centric Philadelphia

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 Exhibit on see by way of Labor Working day weekend
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Totally free and open to the community
Hyatt Centric Philadelphia
1620 Chancellor St., Philadelphia, PA 19103