Created in collaboration with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the Association for Public Art‘s handy Public Art Bike Map with Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO sculpture stops was recently featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Philly blog, praised as an awesome, easy-to-follow bike map that lets cyclists learn about the history of Philly’s outdoor sculptures. The article notes that the bike routes (a 4-mile or 10-mile loop) offer great views throughout Fairmount Park and would make for an impressive and cheap first date!
Philadelphia Magazine: “This Philly Public Art Bike Map Is Awesome”
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.
Smith Memorial Arch(1897 – 1912)
by Various ArtistsAvenue of the Republic, West Fairmount Park
The Smith Memorial Arch was initiated by Richard Smith, a wealthy Philadelphian who bequeathed a half million dollars to build a monument to Pennsylvania’s naval and military heroes of the Civil War.
Major General George Gordon Meade(1887)
by Alexander Milne Calder (1846 - 1923)Lansdowne Drive north of Memorial Hall, West Fairmount Park
A memorial in Fairmount Park to General Meade, best known for defeating General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Wrestlers(3rd century BCE, cast c. 1885)
by Artist UnknownHorticulture Center grounds (Belmont Avenue and North Horticultural Drive, West Fairmount Park)
This sculpture is based on the 3rd century BCE Greek original, which was lost in antiquity. The men are engaged in the Greek sport pankration.