Philadelphia Public Art Study Completed

Philadelphia Public Art Study Completed

Stone Age in America by John J. Boyle
“Stone Age in America” by John J. Boyle is one of many public artworks located on Kelly Drive. Photo Caitlin Martin © 2010 for the Association for Public Art

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy completed a year-long study entitled Philadelphia Public Art: The Full Spectrum, conducted by Penn Praxis. The study provides policy recommendations for the City and local public art organizations on how to best utilize their resources to enhance public art programs “relative to the city-wide goals of neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and the creative economy.”

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Stone Age in America


by John J. Boyle (1851 - 1917)

South of the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial, Kelly Drive north of Boathouse Row

The Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art) commissioned John J. Boyle to create a Native American sculpture for Fairmount Park. At its current site, Stone Age in America takes its place with other sculptures “emblematic” of American history.

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