Take a Listen to Public Art

Take a Listen to Public Art

Henry Moore's sculpture, Three-Way Piece Number 1: Points, illuminated at night
“Three Way Piece Number 1: Points” by Henry Moore is part of the Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program. Photo Greg Benson © 2007 for the Association for Public Art

Brownstoner Philadelphia
By Theresa Everline

Did you know that Philly has more outdoor sculpture than any other American city? Starting in June you’ll be able to take an audio tour of 35 of them situated along the Ben Franklin Parkway and Kelly Drive. That’s when the Fairmount Park Art Association is launching Museum Without Walls: AUDIO, available by cell phone or audio download. Right now you can go to this website to listen to a sample of the three-minute segments, such as one about renowned artist Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture Three-Way Piece Number 1: Points (pictured above, hanging out in the lovely April weather with Cafe Cret’s outside diners at 16th and the Parkway). The segments are nicely produced and feature the voices of people with insider knowledge about each work’s background and history.

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Three Way Piece Number 1: Points


by Henry Moore (1898 - 1986)

Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 16th and 17th Streets

“Sculpture,” said Henry Moore, “should always at first sight have some obscurities, and further meanings.”

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