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“giant frog”

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Giant Frog

(1941)

by Cornelia Van Auken Chapin (1893 - 1972)

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

A large frog sits at rest in Rittenhouse Square, apparently in concentration.

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Five Water Spouts and Lintel

(12th-13th century)

by Artists Unknown

Penn’s Landing between Walnut and Spruce Streets (along Delaware River)

Acquired by aPA for the International Sculpture Garden, the carved stone spouts and lintel are characteristic of ritual bathing pools inside Hindu and Buddhist temples.

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Milord la Chamarre

(1973)

by Jean Dubuffet (1901 - 1985)

Centre Square atrium, Market Street between 15th and 16th Streets

The title translates roughly to “My Lord of the Fancy Vest,” but local people often refer to the work as “The Mummer.”

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Covenant

(1974)

by Alexander Liberman (1912 - 1999)

University of Pennsylvania, Locust Walk near 39th Street

A giant, angular composition of tubular red steel intended to convey a feeling of unity and spiritual participation.

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Your Move

(1996)

by Daniel Martinez (1957 - ), Renee Petropoulis (1954 - ), Roger White (1952 - )

Municipal Services Building Plaza, John F. Kennedy Boulevard between 15th and Broad Streets

Giant-sized versions of checker pieces, chess pieces, dominoes, bingo chips, and board game pieces are scattered all over the plaza

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Prometheus Strangling the Vulture

(1944, cast 1953)

by Jacques Lipchitz (1891 - 1973)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Parkway Entrance, East Terrace steps

In 1952, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s purchase of the Prometheus cast represented the institution’s largest payment for work by a living sculptor.

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City Hall

(1871-1901)

by Alexander Milne Calder (1846 - 1923)

City Hall, Penn Square at Broad and Market Streets

The exterior and interior of City Hall contain over 250 works of sculpture, many of which relate to Philadelphia’s government and history, principally attributed to one man, Alexander Milne Calder.

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Magic Carpet

(2014)

by Candy Coated (1970 - )

The Oval, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

For summer 2014, artist Candy Coated temporarily transformed The Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art into a magical environment of color, pattern, illusion, and movement.

Artwork

Face Fragment

(1975)

by Arlene Love (1930 - )

Monell Chemical Senses Center, University City Science Center, 3500 Market Street

Arlene Love’s giant gilded nose and mouth with the rest of the face appearing to have broken away at the Monell Chemical Senses Center.