Philadelphia Public Art

Exhibit: New

All new entries and new pictures of existing entries added in 2018.

New Entries

Nicetown Park Tiles
* small words, abstract images, plants, butterflies, earth and sun
* Many of the tiles are damaged or missing
* Wall. Nicetown Park. East side of Germantown, North of St. Pauls.
* 40.019400,-75.155760 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Other exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:'s Nicetown Park page

Upper Burial Ground Memorials
* Relief bust of George Washington
* small head, logos of the DAR and US Daughters of 1812
* inscription:
1 (worn away):
The Upper Burial Ground
Sometimes called Ax's Burial Ground was
[Granted] to the Burrough of Germantown in [1724]
by Paul [Wullf]
[Here are] buried many of the early settlers and their descendants
[Here are the] graves of Major Irwin, Captain Turner
[Lieutenant] Lucas and six other American soldiers
killed in the Battle of Germantown
The wall was built in 1777
The Site and Relic Society of Germantown 1902
3 (long list of names omitted):
To Honor
the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here
Placed by Germantown Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
In Memory of Soldiers of the War of 1812
Who lie in Upper Germantown Burying Ground
William Crout, John Paulson
George Knorr, Frederick Sheetz
Jacob K. Knorr, Edward Snyder
Lewis Lehman, Michael Snyder
John Nell, George Streeper
Jeremiah Trout
Placed by Stephen Decatur Chapter
U.S. Daughters of 1812
* Wall. Northeast side of Germantown Avenue, Northwest of Washington Lane.
* 40.043775,-75.181225 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Other exhibits: War
* See also:'s Upper Burial Ground page's George Washington page

Saint Vincent de Paul
1868 (approximate year of building)
* statue of Jesus and Saint Vincent de Paul
* vertical people, Christian symbolism
* Saint Vincent is carrying and pointing to a small crucified Christ
* Above the entrance. St. Vincent's Seminary. Southeast side of E. Chelten, Southwest of Musgrave.
* 40.042675,-75.167425 [map]
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:'s Saint Vincent de Paul page's St. Vincent's Seminary page

Belgravia Lion Heads
* small lion heads
* Wall. North side of Chestnut between 18th and 19th.
* 39.951800,-75.170860 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:'s entry for the building

East Germantown World War Memorial
* stele, words, garland, shield
* inscription:
Erected by the people of East Germantown as an imperishable tribute to the memory of the more than one thousand of its heroes who served in the World War 1917-1918 offering to our country all that mortal man could give: their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.
To all who pass this sacred spot, let the head be bowed, a tear be shed - may the heart swell in gratitude and praise in honor of those to whom this memorial stands.
Aisne Marne
St. Mihiel
Meuse Argonne
Chateau Thierry
* Traffic island, Chelten, Wyncote, and Wister.
* 40.052065,-75.157900 [map]
* Other exhibits: War

Magnolia Blossom
Harold Kimmelman, 1969
* big plant
* Courtyard. West side of Belfield between Haines and High.
* 40.045020,-75.170875 [map]
* See also:

Lightning Bolts
Harold Kimmelman, 1973 (installed)
* lightning bolts
* Courtyard. Northeast side of Baynton, Southeast of Rittenhouse.
* 40.040100,-75.173035 [map]
* See also:

Jon Bogle, 1974 (installed)
* abstract tower
* Nicetown Park. Northeast corner, Germantown and St. Pauls.
* 40.01930,-75.155560 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:'s Nicetown Park page

Bryan Hunt, 1980 - 1981
* small abstract form
* In front of Perry World House. West side of 38th, North side of the Locust Walk Bridge.
* 39.952640,-75.199250 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:

Origins I
Robert Sanabria, 1980
* abstract tree
* Accessible from the parking lot that runs between Ashmead and Armstrong
* Courtyard. Southeast side of East Ashmead, between Wakefield and Rubicam.
* 40.034095,-75.163470 [map]
* See also:

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
* See also:'s Toshiko Takaezu page

Jody Pinto, 1987
* abstract functional bridge
* Bridge. Down the orange trail from the West end of the West Mount Airy section of Livezy Lane..
* 40.046500,-75.211590 [map]
* See also:

William G. Tucker, 2005 (edition 2/3)
* abstract partial people
* In the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966950,-75.182275 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:'s William G. Tucker page

Rebecca Hoenig, 2006
* pig painted with a flower
* Roof. Market at the Fareway. Southampton, Northeast of Germantown, across the parking lot.
* 40.074260,-75.202615 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:

Bear Bench
* painted bear bench
* The hat is not original to the piece.
* North corner, Germantown and Southampton.
* 40.074375,-75.203490 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour

Lace Fence
Demakersvan, 2009
* big flowers
* Fence. West side of Henry, North of School House Lane.
* 40.022400,-75.194700 [map]
* On the Jefferson East Falls Campus tour
* See also: article that mentions this piece

Twilight Tales
Delia King, 2013
* circles, plants
* North wall. Starr Garden. Southwest corner, 6th and Lombard.
* 39.942915,-75.152400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour

Mark Chatterley, 2016 (best guess)
* dogs
* Northwest side of Germantown, South of Southampton, at the end of the walkway.
* 40.074110,-75.202835 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:

Spring Garden Connector
Cloud Geshen, The Lighting Practice, 2016
* backlit leaves
* Underneath the I95 bridge. Spring Garden MFL Station. Spring Garden, East of 2nd.
* 39.960515,-75.140375 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also: entry for this piece's Spring Garden Station page

The Study at University City
Shelly Bradbury, 2016
* big glasses, logo sign
* West side of 33rd, North of Chestnut.
* 39.954510,-75.189820 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:

Ed Snider
Chad Fisher, 2017
* statue of Ed Snider
* standing person, rock
* Northwest corner of the Wells Fargo Center. East side of Broad, South of Pattison.
* 39.902050,-75.172695 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* See also:'s Ed Snider page's Wells Fargo Center page

Sam Maitin, 2017 (fabricated)
* abstract bird
* Displayed at the time the picture was taken with two earlier pieces by the same artist that are not listed in the catalog.
* Grounds of Woodmere Art Museum. Corner of Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road.
* 40.083050,-75.220600 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+entry for this piece at
+Samuel Maitin entry at
+Woodmere Art Museum

While Everything Is Happening Everywhere Else
Isaiah Zagar, 2017
* abstract heads, hats, dog
* Wall. Lombard and Isemenger (North side of Lombard between 12th and 13th).
* 39.944450,-75.162700 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Other exhibits: African American
* See also:

June 5th Memorial
Scott Aker, Barb Fox, 2018
* Memorial to the six victims with quote from Dickinson: Anne Bryan, Roseline Conteh, Borbor Davis, Emily Dickinson, Kimberly Finnegan, Juanita Harmon and Mary Simpson
* ideas, architectural elements, steles, benches
* inscription:
For those we remember
Unable are the loved to die
for love is immortality
nay, it is deity -
unable they that love - to die
for love reforms vitality
into divinity
-Emily Dickinson
On a beautiful late Spring morning in 2013 the reckless demolition of a neighborhood building collapsed a wall onto the Salvation Army store that stood on this site.
This memorial park is dedicated to the memory of the six people who died here on June 5, 2013. They were from all walks of life, and each was uniquely precious to their family, friends and community. The memorial park also remembers those who were injured, and honors the rescuers.
The June 5 Memorial Park is made possible by the generosity of private citizens and the City of Philadelphia. It challenges the residents and leaders of Philadelphia to remember what happened here and to always value human life above development.
* Southeast corner, 22nd and Market.
* 39.953675,-75.176600 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+settlement article
+Anne Bryan article
+Roseline Conteh article
+Borbor Davis article's Emily Dickinson page
+Juniata Harmon article
+Mary Simpson article

Love Park Fountain
Hargreaves Associates, KieranTimberlake, 2018
* Replaced the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Fountain
* Plaza. Specifically John F. Kennedy Plaza (Love Park). Southeast of the Southeast corner, 16th and Arch.
* 39.954260,-75.165660 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Hargreaves Associates

New Pictures

Herman Kirn, 1883
* Statue of William Penn
* standing person wearing a hat
* There seems to be some debate as to whether this is a statue of William Penn or a random Quaker.
* On top of Mom Rinker's Rock. Down the footpath from Hortter and Parkline. Take the path on your left until you reach the bridge with no handrail on your right. Turn right, and cross the bridge. The statue is on top of the rock on the other side.
* 40.035335,-75.199700 [map]
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:'s William Penn page Mom Rinker's Rock page

Battle of Germantown Memorial
1903 (approved by legislature)
* quote from George Washington
* stele, battlefield map with troop positions, idea
* inscription:
Washington to the President of Congress
On the whole it may be said the day was unfortunate rather than injurious. We sustained no material loss. The enemy are nothing the better by the event and our troops, who are not the least dispirited by it, have gained what all young troops gain by being in actions.
-From camp near Pennypacker's Mills, 5th October, 1777
Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in commemoration of the Battle of Germantown fought October 4 1777
* East side of Vernon Park. West side of Germantown, South of Price.
* 40.036300,-75.175750 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Other exhibits: War
* See also:'s Battle of Germantown page's George Washington page's Vernon Park tour page

John Wister
Raffaelo Romanelli, 1903
* Statue of John Wister
* small standing person wearing a hat
* Vernon Park. Germantown above Chelten.
* 40.035850,-75.176325 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:'s John Wister page's Vernon Park tour page

Interfaith House Gargoyles
1930 (building date)
* small crouching people wearing hats, dragon
* Third picture Copyright 2018 Marianne Porter
* In niches high on the front wall. South side of Chelten Ave., West of Germantown Ave..
* 40.035350,-75.175100 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:'s entry for the building

Mother and Child (or See the Moon)
Evelyn Keyser, 1968 (Smithsonian says 1964)
* seated people
* Moved to the current location in 2017. Was in a plaza in front of the original Health Center where the new building now stands. Last picture is from the original location.
* In front of the South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center. West side of Broad, South of Morris.
* 39.928975,-75.168875 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Other exhibits: Missing
* See also: page for the Community Health and Literacy Center

General Francisco de Miranda
Lorenzo Gonzalez, 1977
* Statue of Francisco de Miranda
* standing person, sword
* Moved 2017. Was Northwest of the current location, where the curved end of Winter is now. The first two pictures are from the new location.
* Northwest of the Southwest corner of 20th and the Parkway.
* 39.958945,-75.172675 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Other exhibits: Moved, War
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece Francisco de Miranda page

Shongun XXII
Ernest Shaw, 1978
* abstract form
* Penn Dental School. West side of 40th, North of Spruce.
* 39.952175,-75.203150 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* See also:

Quiet Vigil
Bernard Brenner, James Fuhrman, 1979
* small abstract standing person
* Outside the Andorra Branch Library. Andorra Shopping Center, Ridge and Cathedral.
* See also:
+Bernard Brenner exhibit at

Ken Clark, 1982
* standing person
* Center of Dickinson Square. 4th and Tasker.
* 39.927650,-75.151650 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+Friends of Dickinson Square

William E. Lowenberg, 1990
* abstract form
* South side of Main between Gay and Conarroe.
* 40.026050,-75.225425 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour

Benjamin Franklin's Way
* Quotes from Benjamin Franklin
* ideas, abstract steles
* inscription: (partial)
An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of cure. - 1735
Diligence is the Mother of Good-Luck. -1736
Well done is better than well said. - 1737
A true Friend is the best Possession - 1744
There are no Gains without Pains. - 1745
He's a Fool that cannot conceal his Wisdom - 1745
Doors of wisdom are never shut. - 1755
Half the Truth is often a great Lie. - 1758
* 37th between Walnut and Locust.
* 39.952800,-75.196975 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also: article about this piece
+The Electric Franklin