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.
Claes Oldenburg (1929 - 2022)
Centre Square Plaza, 15th and Market Streets
Facing City Hall tower with its sculpture of William Penn, Clothespin has the jolting and humorous effect of a familiar object seen out of context.
Claes Oldenburg (1929 - 2022),
Coosje van Bruggen (1942 - 2009)
University of Pennsylvania, Blanche Levy Park, Locust Walk between 34 and 36th Streets
Artist Claes Oldenburg and his wife, Coosje van Burggen, collaborated on the Split Button, which has become a familiar part of the University of Pennsylvania campus environment.
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.
Milord la Chamarre
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.”
“Sculpture,” said Henry Moore, “should always at first sight have some obscurities, and further meanings.”
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.
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.
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