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On the Art Museum Grounds tour.

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August Kiss, 1837
* seated person, horse, cat, spear
* At the foot of the steps of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.964950,-75.179650 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's August Kiss page




John Marshall
William Wetmore Story, 1883
* Statue of John Marshall
* seated person, chair
* inscription: Chief Justice of the United States 1801-1835. As soldier he fought that the nation might come into being. As expounder of the Constitution he gave it length of days.
* On a traffic island behind the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966200,-75.181800 [map]
* See also:
+Article about the Washington D.C. copy of this piece
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's William Wetmore Story page
+wikipedia.org's John Marshall page




Stephen Girard
John Massey Rhind, 1897
* Statue of Stephen Girard
* standing person, groups of people, hats, buildings, ship, anchor, plants, barrels, rope, parasol
* inscription:
front:
1750-1831
Mariner and Merchant
back:
Philadelphia's greatest philanthropist
Erected by the alumni of Girard College and the people of this city and commonwealth, 1897
* Behind the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966350,-75.182350 [map]
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1912 picture of this piece outside City Hall
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page
+ushistory.org's Stephen Girard page




Major General Peter Muhlenberg
J. Otto Schweizer, 1910
* Statue of John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
* standing person, group of people, church interior, pulpit and pews, book, hat
* inscription:
front:
"There is a time for all things - a time to preach and a time to fight, and now is the to fight"
Farewell sermon in the church at Woodstock, VA, 1776
right:
1776, Charleston, Sullivans Island, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Stony Point, Petersburg, Yorktown, 1781
left:
Member of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, 1784
Vice President of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1785
Member of the first, third, and sixth Congress of the U.S.
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1801
President of the German Society of Pennsylvania, 1788 and 1802-1807
* Behind the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966600,-75.181950 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1913 picture of this piece outside City Hall
+wikipedia.org's John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg page




Art Museum Cherub
1928
* small upright winged person
* Over the back door. Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966075,-75.181700 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified




Art Museum North Faces
1928
* faces, crowns
* There are two faces on the North side of the Museum. The first is over a large empty niche where Art Museum Drive meets 25th and Kelly. The next is over the service entrance just up the hill.
* Walls. North side of the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966200,-75.180150 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Art Museum Roof Ornaments
1928 (year of building)
* griffins (museum logo), gazelles, plants
* Best seen on top of the South pediment.
* Around the roof. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965000,-75.181015 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites




Art Museum Steps Fountain
1928
* fountain, fish
* Along the front steps. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.964950,-75.180100 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites, Unidentified




Art Museum Student Entrance Face
1928
* face, crown
* Above the student entrance. Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive at the Spring Garden Bridge.
* 39.965150,-75.182050 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified




The Lion Fighter
Albert Wolff, 1928
* seated person, spear, horse, lion
* At the foot of the steps of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.964575,-75.180100 [map]




Art Museum North Pediment
Carl Paul Jennewein, 1932 (Museum website says 1933)
* group of people, some standing, some sitting or lying, winged person, headgear, staff, sun, sword, furniture, musical instrument, snake, lion
* North Pediment. Front of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965625,-75.180275 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Carl Paul Jennewein page




General Anthony Wayne
John Gregory, 1937
* Statue of Anthony Wayne
* seated person, horse, sword, hat
* In front of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.964750,-75.180950 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+askart.com's John Gregory page
+ushistory.org's Anthony Wayne page




Prometheus Strangling the Vulture
Jacques Lipchitz, 1943
* standing person, vulture
* Front steps. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965585,-75.180960 [map]
* See also:
+Picture of this piece at diacenter.org
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Jacque Lipchitz page




Social Consciousness
Jacob Epstein, 1954
* Quote from Walt Whitman
* big people, some standing, some not
* inscription:
A grand sane towering seated mother
Chair'd in the adamant of Time.

-Walt Whitman
* Near the back door of the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966210,-75.181475 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Jacob Epstein page
+wikipedia.org's Walt Whitman page




Courtship
Henry Mitchell, 1958
* Memorial to Henry M. Phillips
* horses, fountain
* Plaza. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965325,-75.180600 [map]
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org picture of this piece
+henrywmitchell.com




Atmosphere and Environment XII
Louise Nevelson, 1974
* abstract forms
* Near the back door of the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966050,-75.181750 [map]
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Another Max Buten picture of this piece
+Smithsonian interview with Louise Nevelson
+wikipedia.org's Louise Nevelson page




Charioteer of Delphi
1976 (given to the city)
* small standing person
* Copy of 5th Century BC original
* inscription:
From the cradle of democracy in the ancient world to the cradle of democracy in the new world. From the people of Greece to the people of America.
* East side of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965400,-75.179275 [map]




Rocky
A. Thomas Schomberg, 1980
* Statue of Rocky Balboa
* standing person, boxing gear
* This statue has had several homes, including the top of the Art Museum steps and the Spectrum steps. It was moved to the current location September, 2006. The first picture is from the current location. The second picture is from the Spectrum.
* East side of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965125,-75.179300 [map]
* Exhibits: Athletic, Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+schombergstudios.com
+wikipedia.org's Rocky Balboa page




Rocky Footprints
1993 (approximate)
* In honor of Rocky Balboa
* small symbolic footprints
* Top of the steps. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965115,-75.180320 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Rocky Balboa page


See Also

+Philadelphia Museum of Art