Philadelphia Public Art

Exhibit: Peace and Love

Pieces with piece and/or love in the name, pieces with symbols of peace and/or love, and repurposed military equipment.

Peace Fountain
1865 (based on the inscription)
* house-like structure, water fountain
* inscription:
June 1865
* In the garden of the Water Works. Schuylkill Banks near the Spring Garden Bridge.
* 39.965380,-75.183075 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also: 1954 picture of this piece
+Fairmount Water Works

Robert Indiana, 1966 (date is from the Penn website)
* idea
* The better known copy is the Love Park LOVE
* This copy replaced We Lost
* Locust Walk, just East of 36th.
* 39.951825,-75.194875 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece's Robert Indiana page
+Smithsonian interview with Robert Indiana

Peace Symbol
Robert Engman, 1967
* peace symbol
* This piece has been listed as being by David Linquist or Lindquist, but according to the Smithsonian, it was a group student project supervised by Robert Engman
* Woodland Walk East of 36th.
* 39.952600,-75.194175 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Other exhibits: Favorites
* See also:'s Robert Engman page

James Frost, 1969 (building date)
* doves
* South wall. University Lutheran. Northeast corner, 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.955025,-75.196310 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation

Robert Indiana, 1978
* idea
* The base has changed and the fountain has been removed since these pictures were taken.
* There is also a Penn Campus copy of LOVE
* John F. Kennedy Plaza (Love Park). Northwest of the Northwest corner, 15th and JFK.
* 39.954150,-75.165500 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Other exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Max Buten's page for this piece's Robert Indiana page
+Smithsonian interview with Robert Indiana

Column Court
Lawrence D. McEwen, Architects, 1997
* hands, world map, peace sign, hearts, standing person, music and musical instruments, food, plants
* Children's Park in Chestnut Hill. Northeast side of Germantown, Northwest of Southampton.
* 40.074650,-75.203700 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+Lawrence D. McEwen, Architects

Tabernacle United Church Signs
Lynn Denton, 1999
* signs, religious symbols and imagery, boat, Earth, food, sitting and standing people, birds, plants, musical instruments, sheep, hands, water
* tiles painted by the congregation
* Tabernacle United Church. Southwest corner, 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.954800,-75.196650 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton
+Tabernacle United Church

Recovering World
Lynn Denton, 2001 - 2002
* big furniture, seated people, headgear, people together, parts of people, sun and stars, globe, abstract shapes, musical instruments, boat, water, buildings, symbols
* An ArtWell project designed and built with help from the recovering addicts at New Jerusalem and local children.
* Partially on the wall. East side of New Jerusalem. Northwest corner, 20th and Norris.
* 39.984550,-75.166725 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton

Doorways to Peace
Joe Brenman, Cathleen Hughes, Fadwa Kashkash, 2003 - 2004
* abstract shapes, ideas
* Walls. Al Aqsa Islamic Society. Northeast corner, Germantown Ave. and Jefferson St..
* 39.973750,-75.141700 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Joe Brenman's page for this piece's Cathleen Hughes page

Grumman Greenhouse
Jordan Griska, 2011
* big real airplane, recycled containers, real plants
* inscription:
Grumman S2F Tracker, Polycarbonate, Soil, Recycled Containers, Plants
Plants courtesy of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
* Lenfest Plaza. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. West side of Broad, North of Arch.
* 39.955400,-75.163725 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts