Artwork

Artwork

Commemorating the Stacks

(2018)

by Colette Fu (b. 1969)

Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Branch

Known for her intricate works in the medium of pop-up books and paper art, Colette Fu created a series of square tunnel books that memorialize the Free Library’s historic stacks.

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Steel Bodies

(2022)

by Maren Hassinger (b. 1947)

Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial, Kelly Drive

Originally commissioned and presented by Socrates Sculpture Park in New York, “Steel Bodies” is the first contemporary public art exhibition at the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial, and Maren Hassinger’s first outdoor sculpture exhibition in Philadelphia. Ten large-scale metal vessel sculptures have been installed throughout the memorial, juxtaposed against the existing figurative artworks and landscape.

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Kangaroos

(1970)

by Harold Kimmelman (1923 - 2013)

Lawrence Court, between 4th and 5th Streets and Spruce and Cypress Streets

Hopping along a walkway in Society Hill since 1972, these stainless steel kangaroos are one of the many metal sculptures throughout the Philadelphia region by Harold Kimmelman.

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North Pediment

(1932)

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.

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General Anthony Wayne

(1937)

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.

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Milkweed Pod

(1965)

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.

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Family of Man

(1961)

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.

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Wall Reliefs

(1980)

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.

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Leviathan

(1963)

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.

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Elemental Intervals

(1986)

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.