Gardener’s Cottage Gates (2010)

by Eric Berg (1945 - )

Photo Caption: Photo Caitlin Martin © 2015 for the Association for Public Art
  • Title

    Gardener’s Cottage Gates

  • Artist

    Eric Berg (1945 - )

  • Year

    2010

  • Location

    Rittenhouse Square, Walnut Street between 18th and 19th Streets

  • Medium

    Bronze

  • Themes

    The Animal Kingdom

Commissioned by the Friends of Rittenhouse Square as a memorial to longtime board member Patty Hogan

Owned by the City of Philadelphia

At A Glance

  • One of the Rittenhouse Square’s newer works

  • A memorial to longtime board member and resident Patty Hogan

  • The gates feature birds, squirrels, a dog, and other animals that might be seen around the Square

One of the Rittenhouse Square’s newer works, Gardener’s Cottage Gates was commissioned by the Friends of Rittenhouse Square as a memorial to longtime board member and resident Patty Hogan. The bronze relief gates feature birds, squirrels, a dog, and other animals that might be seen around the Square.

The gates are artist Eric Berg’s first relief sculpture and are installed on the Gardener’s Cottage in the southwest corner of the park. Berg is known for his animal sculptures in the Philadelphia area, including Massa the gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo, Mario the Magnificent dragon at Drexel University, and Philbert the pig at Reading Terminal Market.

A detail of a squirrel and a dog on the Gardener's Cottage Gates
Photo Caitlin Martin © 2015 for the Association for Public Art

 

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This artwork is part of the Around Rittenhouse Square tour

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