Taking a Northeast Amtrak this spring? Be sure to grab a copy of the March/April 2014 issue of Arrive Magazine and read about the Association for Public Art’s Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program as “The Voice of Philadelphia’s Public Art” (page 107):
“Over 150 diverse voices of people from all walks of life are featured in the innovative Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program, including Claes Oldenburg speaking about his Clothespin sculpture; Mayor Michael Nutter discussing John Christian Bullitt, the lawyer who in 1885 drafted the document that became the Philadelphia City Charter; and artist Roy Lichtenstein’s widow, Dorothy, talking about his Brushstroke Group.”
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(1983 – 1999)
Mark di Suvero (b. 1933)
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval and Spring Garden Street (Iroquois Park)
Mark di Suvero’s monumental Iroquois has a robust energy and physical presence. The abstract sculpture is formed from painted steel I-beams, which are emblematic of the artist’s use of industrial materials.
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.
An attorney and civic leader, John Christian Bullitt drafted the “Bullitt Bill” which would later become Philadelphia’s City Charter.
An exuberant addition to Philadelphia’s “museum without walls” that joins Center City’s other spirited pop-art icons.