North Pediment


by Carl Paul Jennewein (1890 - 1978)

East Terrace, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Carl Paul Jennewein was a classical sculptor who was particularly interested in combining sculpture with architecture. His sculptures for the north pediment of the Philadelphia Museum of Art draw their content and technique from ancient Greece.


General Anthony Wayne


by John Gregory (1879-1958)

East Terrace, Philadelphia Museum of Art

“Mad Anthony” Wayne, Pennsylvania’s foremost military hero of the Revolutionary War, led the bayonet attack on the fort of Stony Point and played a major role in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown and the siege of Yorktown.


Milkweed Pod


by Clark B. Fitz-Gerald (1917-2004)

Courtyard, Rohm and Haas Building, 6th and Market Streets

The copper and stainless steel Milkweed Pod combines a natural image – the release of milkweed into a breeze – with formal, geometric elements.


Family of Man


by Constantino Nivola (1911-1988)

University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library entrance, between 34th and 36th Streets, Locust and Spruce Streets

The Sardinian artist Constantino Nivola was building sand castles with his children on a Long Island beach when he conceived a new kind of sculpture: bas-reliefs that would be molded in damp sand and then cast in concrete.


Wall Reliefs


by George Sugarman (1912-1999)

Jefferson Neuroscience Parking, 9th and Locust Streets

George Sugarman was a leader in the use of color to emphasize form. His “Wall Reliefs” for Wills Eye Hospital illustrate the musical and rhythmic nature of his work.




by Seymour Lipton (1903-1986)

Plaza at 16th Street between Market Street and JFK Boulevard

Leviathan is the sea monster mentioned in the Bible, often identified with the whale or crocodile. This sculpture by Seymor Lipton was purchased in 1969 through the City Planning Commission with grant funds received from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Elemental Intervals


by William Freeland (1929–2009)

1001-1051 South Street

For this Redevelopment Authority one percent project, the artist created a two-part wall sculpture in which cages of bronze mesh are filled with 4.5 tons of limestone rocks.


Voyage of Ulysses

(c. 1977)

by David von Schlegell (1920-1992)

Plaza of James A. Byrne Federal Courthouse and William J. Green, Jr., Federal Building, 6th Street between Market and Arch Streets

David von Schlegell’s design features diagonal lines to counter the verticality of the nearby architecture. In basic shape “Voyage of Ulysses” resembles a sail, but its appearance varies from difference perspectives.




by Charles Searles (1937 - 2004)

William J. Green, Jr. Federal Building, 600 Arch Street

Commissioned by the GSA’s Art in Architecture Program, this 27-foot mural presents drummers and dancers in vivid colors with complex, interlocking geometric patterns clearly influenced by Charles Searles’ study of African art.


Fountain of the Sea Horses


by Christopher Unterberger (1732 - 1798), Vincenzo Pacetti (1746 - 1820)

Aquarium Drive west of Azalea Garden, behind Philadelphia Museum of Art

This Italian travertine marble fountain featuring four sea horses – symbols of strength and vitality – was a gift from the Italian government (Mussolini’s government) to mark the United States’ 1926 Sesquicentennial.