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Drexel University


Drexel Clock
* clock
* Courtyard. Drexel University. South side of Market between 31st and 32nd.
* 39.954700,-75.186100 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.








Drexel University Main Building Entrance
1890 - 1891
* Busts of Aesculapius, Johann Sebastian Bach, Christopher Columbus, Michael Faraday, Galileo, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Thomas Jefferson, Michelangelo, Moses, Isaac Newton, Raphael, William Shakespeare and William of Sens
* small heads, standing angel
* These busts in niches go all the way around the inside of the arch, including two that are looking straight down. Moses and Aesculapius are on either side of the angel on the front.
* Entrance. Main Building, Drexel University. North side of Chestnut, just East of the 32nd Street walkway.
* 39.953850,-75.187000 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphia buildings.org's page for the building
+wikipedia.org's Aesculapius page
+wikipedia.org's Johann Sebastian Bach page
+wikipedia.org's Christopher Columbus page
+ideafinder.com's Michael Faraday page
+The Galileo Project @ Rice University
+wikipedia.org's Goethe page
+wikipedia.org's Alexander von Humboldt page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page
+wikipedia.org's Michelangelo page
+wikipedia.org's Isaac Newton page
+wikipedia.org's Raphael page
+wikipedia.org's William Shakespeare page
+biography of William of Sens

Anthony J. Drexel
Moses Jacob Ezekiel, 1904
* Statue of Anthony J. Drexel
* seated person, chair, pail, books and papers
* Originally just East of 33rd. Moved Summer, 2001 to 32nd Street. In 2011 the building it was next to was torn down and the statue was moved closer to Market, rotated, and enclosed in a large box. The box was removed some time in 2013. . The first picture is from the original location. The second picture is from the second location. A picture from the third location is not yet available.
* On the campus of Drexel University. South side of Market, East of 32nd.
* 39.955100,-75.187525 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+jewishvirtuallibrary.org's Moses Jacob Ezekiel page
+wikipedia.org's Anthony J. Drexel page


Le Coureur
Germaine Richier, 1954 (designed)
* small running person
* Drexel University. South side of Market between 33rd and 34th.
* 39.955525,-75.190200 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+article about this piece from drexel.edu
+wikipedia.org's Germaine Richier page

Creese Student Center Mosaic
1962
* big abstract mosaic
* Was on the South side of Chestnut, just West of 32nd. The Creese Student Center was expanded in to a much larger complex which opened in 2014.
* Lower East wall. Creese Student Center, Drexel University.
* 39.953450,-75.187950 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing


Flame
Sherl Joseph Winter, 1968
* flame, fountain
* Originally in the main quad between Market and Chestnut, 32nd and 33rd. Moved 2006. The first picture is from the original location, the second picture is from the new location off, and the third picture is from the new location on.
* On the campus of Drexel University. Southeast corner 33rd and Race.
* 39.958690,-75.189050 [map]
* On the Powelton tour.
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+winterartstudio.com



Running Free
Henry Mitchell, 1971
* horses
* Between 2009 and 2011, as part of the relandscaping that accompanied the construction of the building that is now to the South of this piece, the base was altered and moved and the piece was rotated on the base. The first three pictures were taken prior to the change.
* On the campus of Drexel University. Northwest of 33rd and Market.
* 39.956450,-75.190025 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com

Two Triangles Leaning
George Rickey, 1982
* abstract
* Moves in the wind.
* On the Library roof. Drexel University. Southwest corner, 33rd and Market.
* 39.955450,-75.189725 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.


Drexel Book
Harold Kimmelman, 1985 - 1986 (plaque says 85, article says 86)
* In memory of Doris Zimmerman
* small book
* Also listed as Book and Volume 1. Drexel Book is the title on the author's web site.
* inscription:
From the plaque at the garden entrance:
Garden Sculpture in memory of Doris A. Zimmerman, 1929-1981
* Walled garden. Drexel University. Northwest of 33rd and Market. Enter on the South side near 33rd. Also visible through the fence on the West side.
* 39.956805,-75.189875 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+Drexel article with picture
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org

Bench Form
Thomas Sternal, 1990
* bench, abstract background
* Originally in a park on the South side of Market just East of 32nd which has been replaced by a building. The first picture is from the original location. The current location was a small park underneath the Katherine Drexel mural (not visible in the second picture), but the building with the mural was torn down leaving the piece much more in the open.
* On the campus of Drexel University. Southeast of 34th and Race..
* 39.958450,-75.190400 [map]
* On the Powelton tour.
* Exhibits: Moved

Double Figure Eight
Paul Sisko, 1993
* abstract
* Originally in a park on the South side of Market just East of 32nd. Moved sometime between 2000 and 2004 when the park was replaced with a building. The first picture is from the original location.
* On the campus of Drexel University. East side of 33rd, North of Market.
* 39.956250,-75.189200 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+paulsisko.com

Mario the Magnificent
Eric Berg, 2002
* In honor of Mario V. Mascioli
* dragon, logo
* Based on the Drexel University logo.
* inscription: In honor of Mario V. Mascioli, '45, an exemplary alumnus
* On the campus of Drexel University. Southeast corner, 33rd and Market.
* 39.955400,-75.189325 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+Eric Berg Studios
+obituary of Mario V. Mascioli from drexel.edu


Main Quad Fountain
Hargreaves Associates, 2006
* abstract fountain, University seal
* This fountain only existed for about 7 years before it was removed to accommodate the entrance to a new building. The Drexel University seal was inscribed into the base of the fountain in very shallow relief. Each of the water jets was individually programmable and individually lit at night. On the day the pictures were taken the triangle was divided into four smaller triangles which spouted in succession.
* inscription: Drexel University, 1891, Science, Industry, Art
* Quad. Drexel University.
* 39.954775,-75.188375 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+Hargreaves Associates

Pyramid Lights
2008
* big abstract lights
* Was on the 32nd Street Walkway between Market and Chestnut. Missing since late April, 2013. Was programmable and changed colors at night
* 39.955000,-75.187100 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing


Momentum
Michael Speller, 2012
* small abstract partial standing person
* On the campus of Drexel University. Northwest corner, 33rd and Market.
* 39.955950,-75.189600 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+spellersculptures.com

See Also

+Drexel University