Sculpture Zoo in Rittenhouse Square

Sculpture Zoo in Rittenhouse Square

August 8, 2015 10am - 1pm rain or shine
Rittenhouse Square (19th and Walnut Streets)

Images from the aPA's program Sculpture Zoo


Thanks to all who attended Sculpture Zoo! See event photos


Sculpture Zoo logoPublic art comes to life in Rittenhouse Square! The Association for Public Art (aPA) with support from Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) and in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation presents Sculpture Zoo in Rittenhouse Square, a free family-friendly event of fun-filled activities that enliven the Square’s outdoor sculptures.

Participate in live animal sculpture-making workshops led by teaching artists and observe Philadelphia artists conducting sculpture demonstrations. The sculpture-making process inspired by live animals was used by many of the artists whose works exist in the Square! Learn more.

Related Artworks




by Albert Laessle (1877 - 1954)

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

Inspired by and rendered after a family goat, this sculpture was one of several animals that Albert Laessle created.


Duck Girl


by Paul Manship (1885 – 1966)

Rittenhouse Square, Children's Pool, Walnut Street between 18th and 19th Streets

Poised in a Greek dress, the figure draws on classical imagery – characteristic of Paul Manship’s earlier works.


Lion Crushing a Serpent

(1832, cast 1891)

by Antoine-Louis Barye (1796 - 1875)

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

Barye’s bronze symbolizes the lion of monarchy crushing the evil serpent and is the first sculpture installed in Rittenhouse Square.

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