Tour public art in Philadelphia with the Association for Public Art’s Outdoor Sculpture Bike Map! Created in collaboration with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, our bike map offers a 4- and 10-mile route with sculpture stops and scenic views throughout East and West Fairmount Park. The map also indicates which artworks have Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO programs, which are accessible by phone, mobile app or online. (Riders can refer to the map or sign displayed in front of the sculpture to see if an audio program is available.) These tours are recommended for urban cyclists with experience riding on busy streets or in traffic.
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Just four days after the death of General Grant in 1885, the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art) formed a committee to create a fund for erecting an appropriate memorial.
Pavilion in the Trees
Martin Puryear (1941 - )
Lansdowne Glen, Horticulture Center grounds, off North Horticultural Drive, West Fairmount Park
A sixty-foot walkway leads across a natural basin to an observation platform – a square deck covered by a latticed canopy – that rises twenty-four feet above the ground.
The Smith Memorial Arch was initiated by Richard Smith, a wealthy Philadelphian who bequeathed a half million dollars to build a monument to Pennsylvania’s naval and military heroes of the Civil War.
Alexander Stirling Calder (1870 - 1945)
Horticulture Center grounds (Belmont Avenue and North Horticultural Drive, West Fairmount Park)
An Art Nouveau-style bronze sundial atop a sculpted limestone base representing the four seasons. Spring holds a rose; Summer carries poppies; Autumn wears grapes in her hair; and Winter has a pine branch.