“Tourist For One Hour” Explores Museum Without Walls: AUDIO

Detail of entertwined arms and hands in "Six Million Jewish Martyrs" by Nathan Rapaport
Photo James Abbott © 2006 for Association for Public Art

The Daily Pennsylvanian


Samantha Sharf writes, “In one hour and across just four blocks I was able to guide myself through seven examples of the city’s finest public art. Through these works I learned about astronomy, the Holocaust and Jesus. And all it cost me was two SEPTA tokens (approximately $4).”

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Related Artworks




by Dudley Talcott (1899 - 1986)

18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

This memorial sculpture was commissioned by a committee of Polish Americans formed to honor Kopernik on the 500th anniversary of his birth.


Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs


by Nathan Rapoport (1911 - 1987)

16th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

This impassioned memorial to the victims of the Holocaust was commissioned by the Association of Jewish New Americans, a group of several hundred families, many of whom had fled Europe in the wake of Hitler’s destruction.


Jesus Breaking Bread


by Walter Erlebacher (1933 - 1991)

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Logan Square, 18th and Race Streets

Commissioned for the 41st International Eucharistic Congress, which met in Philadelphia in 1976, Walter Erlebacher’s sculpture presents a figure of Jesus holding two pieces of broken bread.

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