USA Today Names FPAA One of Top Places to See Art Enhance Nature

USA Today has named the Fairmount Park Art Association as one of the 10 great places to see art enhance nature. The list was compiled by Rebecca Reynolds, an art historian and former Sharf Sculpture Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is the author of the exhibition catalogue Manship: Paul, John, Margaret – A Retrospective, and was one of the featured voices for the Art Association’s Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program about Manship’s Aero Memorial.

Pavilion in the Trees by artist Martin Puryear during the fall
“Pavilion in the Trees” by Martin Puryear. Photo Penny Balkin Bach © 2008 for the Association for Public Art

Related Artworks


Aero Memorial


by Paul Manship (1885 – 1966)

Aviator Park, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 20th Street

Located opposite the main entrance of the Franklin Institute, the bronze sphere is dedicated to the aviators who died in World War I.


Pavilion in the Trees


by Martin Puryear (b. 1941)

Lansdowne Glen, Horticulture Center grounds, off North Horticultural Drive, West Fairmount Park

A sixty-foot walkway leads across a natural basin to an observation platform – a square deck covered by a latticed canopy – that rises twenty-four feet above the ground.

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