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Foursquare Gets Arty Farty with Philly and Launches Two New City Badges

June 11, 2012 at 9:42 AM | by | ()

So you've checked into bookstores, bars, beaches and maybe even individual boats, but that's still not specific enough for the location-based social app Foursquare. Now, Pennsylvania, the state that was first to join up with Foursquare years ago has become the first to offer official art piece venues, meaning you can check into a masterpiece (and win something!).

The focus is on Philadelphia and its Museum Miles that encompasses the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation; these plus other Philly-area institutions have pinpointed a total of 12 works of art designated as official Foursquare check-in venues. Currently, the Seurat painting above is winning with most check-ins, but you've still got until September 1 to get in on the game.

Simply check into the masterpieces and push the checkin, plus the hashtag #withartphl, to Twitter to get in the running for the grand prize of a hotel night in Philly, tickets to the museums and a Barnes Foundation membership.

Meanwhile, on the international Foursquare scene, the app has rolled out the latest two cities badges as part of their 4sq World Cities competition. The lucky metropoli: Mumbai, India and Caracas, Venezuela.

To earn the badges, follow 4sqCities and then check out the individual lists for the Mi Mumbaikar badge and Caraqueña badge.

[Photos: Visit Philly & Foursquare]

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