An audio tour of the public artworks along Kelly Drive and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has been launched.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Charles Fuller is just one of more than 100 voices heard on the new “Museum Without Walls” audio tour, which explores 51 of Philadelphia’s outdoor sculptures in Fairmount Park.
He was happy to take part in the project: “For a long, long time, long after I’m gone, I’m sure people will be listening to the same tapes. And that’s a wonderful legacy, I think.”
Penny Balkin Bach of the Fairmount Park Art Association (now Association for Public Art) is executive producer of the tour:
“It’s basically a walking program, from the Love sculpture in Love Park all the way down to the John B. Kelly statue along Kelly Drive, at the rowing stand.”
Logan Square, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 20th Street
The Honorable Samuel Beecher Hart, a Pennsylvania legislator and captain of the Gray Invincibles, proposed a memorial to the state’s African American military men who had served the United States in wartime.