Philadelphia Public Art

Welcome to Philadelphia Public Art @

This site is a collection of the webmaster's pictures of 869 sculptures, fountains, mosaics and memorials in Philadelphia, with

The webmaster does not own any of the artworks shown here, nor does he have any official connection to any of the bewildering array of private organizations, non-profit institutions, universities, and city and state commissions, programs, departments, agencies, and authorities that own, purchase, maintain, catalog, and/or approve public artworks in Philadelphia.

All pictures (but not the artworks in the pictures) are copyright Christopher William Purdom, and may only be used for non-commercial purposes with attribution and a link.

Recent Updates


The Ideal Boy Scout is gone


Added a Resources link to SEPTA's Art in Transit Program


Updated the New Exhibit with changes made from November 1, 2013 to March 22, 2014. The next round of updates will begin in April or early May.


Three new pictures of John Paul II


Four new pictures of Fountain of the Sea Horses


Three new pictures of Striding Man


Changed the map links on the individual piece pages to set the Google Maps query string to the latlong parameter and adjusted the position of Giraffes.


Four new pictures of All Saints Sculpture Garden


Two new pictures of Bronze Figure


Two new pictures of Split Button