Event

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO Phase Two Launch

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5pm - 7pm rain or shine
Horticulture Center (West Fairmount Park)

Join the Association for Public Art at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park as we celebrate the expansion of our award-winning audio program, Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO.

View of the Horticulture CenterPhase Two of Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO features 30 new audio programs for artworks located throughout Fairmount Park and Center City. This innovative multi-platform audio program now includes 65 audio programs featuring more than 150 people from all walks of life.

Discover the many public sculptures located at the Horticulture Center – one of Fairmount Park’s hidden gems. Explore the grounds, meet some of the voices, and enjoy live music and dancers performing in and around the artworks. This FREE event is open to the public. Pre-registration is required.

PRESS RELEASE: “Association for Public Art Launches Phase 2 of Innovative Multi-Platform Listening Experience Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO”

DATE: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

TIME: 5:00-7:00 p.m

LOCATION: Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park

The Horticulture Center is located at 100 N Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, PA (near Montgomery Drive) in West Fairmount Park.

How to get there:

TROLLEY: The aPA is offering trolley transportation from 12th and Market to the Horticulture Center (round-trip tickets cost $1, reservations required)

BIKE: Join a guided public art bike tour from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Horticulture Center (space is limited, reservations required)

DRIVE: Free parking is available at the Horticulture Center

 

Related Artworks

Artwork

Night

(1872)

by Edward Stauch (1830 - ?)

Horticulture Center grounds (Belmont Avenue and North Horticultural Drive, West Fairmount Park)

This allegorical bronze cast depicts descending nightfall as a shrouded woman. It was the first gift to the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art).

Artwork

Sundial

(1903)

by 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.

Artwork

Goethe

(1890)

by Heinrich Carl Johan Manger (1833 - 1891)

Horticulture Center grounds (Belmont Avenue and North Horticultural Drive, West Fairmount Park)

“Goethe” was commissioned by the Canstatter Volksfest-Verein, and is a companion piece to “Schiller” also located on the Horticulture Center grounds.

Artwork

Schiller

(1885)

by Heinrich Carl Johan Manger (1833 - 1891)

Horticulture Center grounds (Belmont Avenue and North Horticultural Drive, West Fairmount Park)

“Schiller” was commissioned by the Canstatter Volksfest-Verein, and is a companion piece to “Goethe” also located on the Horticulture Center grounds.

Artwork

Pavilion in the Trees

(1993)

by 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.

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