Philadelphia Public Art

Content: Bells

The Whispering Bells of Freedom
Reginald Beauchamp, 1976
* Memorial to Crispus Attucks
* bells, buildings, people standing, prone, weapons, hats, dog
* inscription:
The whispering bells of freedom in honor of Crispus Attucks
Who on March 5, 1770 was killed by British troops in Boston while protesting conditions under the crown.
These whispers of freedom grew into the crescendo of the Declaration of Independence and the first ringing of the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall.
* Outside the African American Museum. Northwest corner, 7th and Arch.
* 39.953125,-75.151650 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: War, African American
* See also:
+Wikipedia's Crispus Attucks page
+African American Museum in Philadelphia

Toshiko Takaezu, 1986
* bell
* On the street side of the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966835,-75.181775 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:'s Toshiko Takaezu page

Wave Forms
Dennis Oppenheim, 2007
* big bells, arch
* Housing complex entrance. Northwest corner, 34th and Chestnut.
* 39.954600,-75.192200 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:

Bell Tower
Nolen Swinburne and Associates, 1965
* big tower, bells
* Berks Mall between 12th and 13th.
* 39.981300,-75.154350 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+Bell Tower Webcam
+Nolen-Swinburne page from