AMOR Dedication Ceremony
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 3pm – 4pm
Sister Cities Park, 210 N. 18th Street
(18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway)
Open to the public!
Back in public view, Robert Indiana’s AMOR (1998) sculpture will be officially dedicated at its new permanent home in Sister Cities Park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Friday, December 2nd at 3pm. AMOR was originally temporarily installed in commemoration of the World Meeting of Families and the Papal Mass of Pope Francis in September 2015. The sculpture was presented by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in partnership with the Association for Public Art, on loan from the Morgan Art Foundation, courtesy of Simon and Marc Salama-Caro.
AMOR will now be part of the City of Philadelphia’s permanent public art collection, and a companion piece to the artist’s nearby LOVE sculpture (returning to JFK/LOVE Park in 2017). The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy will be responsible for AMOR‘s ongoing care. The acquisition of AMOR for the City’s permanent collection was made possible through the generosity of the City of Philadelphia, the Morgan Art Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mrs. Edith Dixon, and the Association for Public Art.
City officials will be joined by Philadelphia Museum of Art President and COO Gail Harrity, Morgan Art Foundation’s Simon Salama-Caro, Association for Public Art Executive Director and Chief Curator Penny Balkin Bach, and Center City District President and CEO Paul Levy in welcoming the sculpture to its new home.