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Tour: Parkway and Pennsylvania

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The Parkway and Pennsylvania Tour runs Northwest from 15th and JFK along the Parkway and Pennsylvania Ave to 26th, passing through JFK Plaza, Logan Circle and Eakins Oval as follows (please note that JFK Plaza is being rebuilt and there is major bridge reconstruction along the Parkway from 19th to 21st. Some pieces may be inaccessible and you may have to improvise on the walking instructions):

In addition to the pieces pictured here there are usually two or three temporary installations in Aviator Park across from Moore College of Art and Design.

LOVE
Robert Indiana, 1978
* idea
* Temporarily relocated across 15th and JFK to the Northwest corner of Dilworth Park while Love Park is being rebuilt.
* 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]
* Exhibits: Favorites, Peace and Love
* See also:
+Max Buten's page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Robert Indiana page
+Smithsonian interview with Robert Indiana




Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Fountain
Vincent King, 1969
* Memorial to Ellen Phillips Samuel
* fountain
* Love Park is being rebuilt
* Plaza. Specifically John F. Kennedy Plaza (Love Park). Between 15th and 16th, JFK and Arch.
* 39.954250,-75.165650 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing




Philadelphia Firsts
George Greenamyer, 1998
* Portrayals of and references to John Bartram, William Camac, Mary Cassat, Rebecca Cole, Thomas Eakins, John Fitch, Benjamin Franklin, Francis Hopkinson and Betsy Ross
* small standing people, building, tiger, boat, fish, fire, medical and fire-fighting equipment, flag, plant
* inscription:
First American Zoo
1874
The first animal and Dr. William Camac, founder
First American museum and art school
1805
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Thomas Eakins and Mary Cassat
First American volunteer fire company
1736
The union, founded by Benjamin Franklin
First American botanical garden
1728
Bartram's Gardens
John Bartram with Franklinia alatamaha
First American steamboat
1785
John Fitch, inventor
First African-American to graduate from the Women's Medical College
1867
Dr. Rebecca Cole
First American Flag
1777
Betsy Ross, seamstress
Francis Hopkinson, alleged designer
* On top of a pole outside 1515 Arch (aka One Parkway).
* 39.954900,-75.166100 [map]
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+greenamyer.com
+Bartram's Garden
+History of the Philadelphia Zoo
+askart.com's Mary Cassat page
+wikipedia.org's Rebecca Cole page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Eakins page
+wikipedia.org's John Fitch page
+The Electric Franklin
+flagguys.com's Francis Hopkinson page
+ushistory.org's Betsy Ross page




Insurance Company of North America Building
1925
* Eagles
* There are large medallions hidden behind the banners and not pictured here.
* inscription:
Insurance Company of North America
Oldest American Fire and Marine Insurance Company
Organized in Philadelphia on December X, MDCCXCII
in the old state house and in the room in which
was signed the Declaration of Independence
* Part of the whole building's art. Southwest corner, 16th, Arch, and the Parkway.
* 39.954775,-75.166585 [map]
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry




Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs
Nathan Rapoport, 1964
* people, books and scrolls, sword, flames
* The base of the memorial has inscriptions in both English and Hebrew
* inscription:
front (English):
Presented to the City of Philadelphia by the Association of Jewish New Americans in cooperation with the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia, April 26 1964.
right (English):
Remember Drancy, Flossenberg, Gross-Rosea, Klooga, Ewow-Janowska, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Newengamme, Auschwitz, Babi-Yar, Belzic, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Chelmno, Dauchau, Ponary, Ravensbruck, Sachsenhausen, Sobibor, Stutthof, Therestenstadt, Trebeinka, Westerbork.
left (English):
The Holocaust 1933-1945.
Now and forever enshrined in memory are the six million Jewish martyrs who perished in concentration camps, ghettos, and gas chambers. In their deepest agony they clung to the image of humanity, and their acts of resistance in the forests and ghettos redeemed the honor of man. Their suffering and heroism are forever branded upon our conscience and shall be remembered from generation to generation.
* 16th, Arch, and the Parkway.
* 39.955085,-75.167150 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, War




The Prophet
Jacob Lipkin, 1974
* standing person
* Northwest corner, 16th and the Parkway.
* 39.955225,-75.166575 [map]




Bike Cloud
Ralph Tullie, 2014
* small abstract cloud
* Bike rack. North of the Northwest corner, 16th, Arch, and the Parkway.
* 39.955375,-75.166425 [map]
* See also:
+studio-rt.com




Three Way Piece Number 1: Points
Henry Moore, 1964
* abstract form
* Parkway West of 16th.
* 39.955540,-75.166850 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+The Henry Moore Foundation




Three Disks, One Lacking
Alexander Calder, 1968
* abstract form
* Originally on the top floor of the Reading Terminal Headhouse. Was part of the exhibition of Calders at 22nd and the Parkway for several years, and then moved to the current location in late March or Early April of 2009 when the Calder exhibit was taken down. The first two pictures are from the current location, the third is from the original location.
* Northeast corner, 17th and the Parkway.
* 39.955740,-75.167225 [map]
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+calder.org




Rock Form (Porthcurno)
Barbara Hepworth, 1964
* abstract rock
* Was on the East side of 5th, South of Race. Put in storage some time before May, 2011. Installed in the current location November 26, 2012. The last picture is from the original location.
* Northeast corner, 17th and the Parkway.
* 39.955800,-75.167400 [map]
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden




Tuscan Girl Fountain
Oskar Stonorov, Jorio Vivarelli, 1965
* fountain, four people, one standing, three not standing, globe
* Wall. Southwest corner, Cherry and the Parkway.
* 39.956100,-75.168550 [map]




General Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Marian Konieczny, 1979
* Statue of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
* big standing person, hat, sword, rolled up paper
* Southwest corner, 18th and the Parkway.
* 39.956800,-75.169350 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+ushistory.org page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Tadeusz Kosciuszko page




Kopernik
Dudley Talcott, 1973
* Memorial to Nicolaus Copernicus
* big abstract representation of Earth's relationship to the sun
* Between the Parkway and Race, East of 18th.
* 39.956800,-75.168525 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Dudley Talcott page
+wikipedia.org's Nicolaus Copernicus page




Jesus, The Bread of Life
Walter Erlebacher, 1978
* Statue of Jesus
* small standing person, food
* inscription: 4th International Eucharistic Congress
* In the yard outside the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Northest corner of 18th Street, Race Street, and the Parkway.
* 39.957140,-75.168900 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece




Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
Joseph Sibbel, 1915 (installed)
* Statues of Jesus, Mary, Saint Paul and Saint Peter
* standing people, sword, scroll, key
* Front wall. Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. East side of 18th Street, North of the Parkway.
* 39.957500,-75.169010 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Sibbel page
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page




John Nepomucene Neumann (Cathedral)
1972
* Statue of John Nepomucene Neumann
* small standing person, cross
* inscription:
Born in Bohemia 1811.
Redemptionist Missionary.
Father of the parochial schools in the United States.
Died in Philadelphia 1860.
Fourth Bishop of Philadelphia.
Man of God.
* Outside the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. East side 18th Street, North of the Parkway.
* 39.957840,-75.168900 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Nepomucene Neumann page




Family Unity
Giuseppe Donato, 1940
* big group of people sitting, dog, dove, books, plants, symbols of justice, law, and peace
* East pediment. Family Court. North side of Vine West of 18th.
* 39.959050,-75.169125 [map]




Juvenile Protection
Louis Milione, 1940
* big group of people, some standing, some sitting, plants, symbols of justice, law and peace
* West pediment. Family Court. North side of Vine East of 19th..
* 39.959150,-75.169950 [map]




Central Library Pediments
John Donnelly Company, 1927
* big groups of people, some standing, some sitting, sphinx, pyramid, urn, plant, chair, globe, stylus, scroll, tablet and books, typewriter and printing press
* Pediments. Central Library. North side of Vine between 19th and 20th.
* 39.959300,-75.171100 [map]




Shakespeare Memorial
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1928
* Memorial to William Shakespeare
* people, sitting and lying
* inscription: All the World's A Stage, and All the Men and Women merely players.
* North side of Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.958750,-75.171200 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1930 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+wikipedia.org's William Shakespeare page




General Galusha Pennypacker
Charles Grafly, Albert Laessle, 1934
* Statue of Galusha Pennypacker
* standing person wearing a helmet, cats, cannon
* Inside a small house behind a fence as of early May, 2015
* inscription:
Galusha Pennypacker
Brevet Major General
United States Army
1844-1916
* North side of Logan Square. Parkway East of 19th.
* 39.958515,-75.169675 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites, Missing, War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1935 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Charles Grafly page
+National Museum of Wildlife Art's Albert Laessle page
+wikipedia.org's Galusha Pennypacker page




Diego de Gardoqui
Luis Sanguino, 1977
* Statue of Diego de Gardoqui
* standing person, piece of paper
* A number of different artists names are listed in various places, but this one seems most likely. In 2012 this piece was moved inside Sister Cities Park, and the Children's Garden was built around it
* inscription:
1735-1798
Envoy of the King of Spain
* Children's Garden, Sister Cities Park, East side of Logan Square. West side of 18th, South of Vine.
* 39.958185,-75.169225 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+Diego Maria de Gardoqui entry from the National Park Service's Mission 2000 Database




Thomas Fitzsimmons
Giuseppe Donato, 1946
* Statue of Thomas Fitzsimmons
* standing person, quill
* inscription:
front: Born in Ireland, 1741, died in Philadelphia, 1811. Member of Continental Congress, Signer of Constitution, Member of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Congress.
back: Erected by the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
* East side of Logan Square. West of 18th, between Race and Vine.
* 39.958000,-75.169290 [map]
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1946 picture of this piece
+findagrave.com's Thomas Fitzsimmons page




Bike Cloud
Ralph Tullie, 2014
* small abstract cloud
* Bike rack. East side of Logan Square. West side of Sister Cities Park, Northwest of 18th and Race.
* 39.957705,-75.169710 [map]
* See also:
+studio-rt.com




Sister Cities Fountain
Bryan Hanes, 2012
* fountain
* Plaza. South end of Sister Cities Park, East side of Logan Square. North side of the Parkway, West side of 18th.
* 39.957610,-75.169325 [map]
* See also:
+studiobryanhanes.com




AMOR
Robert Indiana, 1998 (installed 2016)
* idea
* South end of Sister Cities Park, East side of Logan Square. Northwest corner, 18th, Cherry, and the Parkway.
* 39.957220,-75.169275 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Robert Indiana page
+Smithsonian interview with Robert Indiana




Tribute Trees Tablet
Paul Philippe Cret, 1924
* small text, plant forms
* inscription:
1914 1918
Tribute Trees
The trees along this Parkway have been planted as a tribute of honor and gratitude to the men who served their country in the Great War.
* On the ground. Southeast entrance of the circle. Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.957640,-75.170185 [map]
* Exhibits: New, War
* See also:
+The Paul Philippe Cret Collection at upenn.edu




Pope John Paul II
1980
* Commemorative plaque with bust of Pope John Paul II
* small head
* Was on the West side of the circle. Removed during the 2005 renovation and replaced on the East side.
* inscription:
This plaque commemerates the site where his holiness
Pope John Paul II celebrated mass and proclaimed his message of peace and love to the people of Philadelphia and the nation October 9, 1979
Presented by the Philadelphia Chapter, Knights of Columbus October 9, 1980
* Northeast entrance of the circle. Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.958100,-75.170100 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page




Swann Memorial Fountain
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1924
* Memorial to Dr. Wilson Cary Swann
* big reclining people, swans, frogs, turtles, fountain
* Consists of three large pieces representing the Delaware, the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon, plus frogs and turtles. The fountain is on during the summer and is visible from both ends of the Parkway.
* Center of the circle. Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.957900,-75.170600 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of one of the turtles.
+wikipedia.org's page for this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1931 picture of this piece
+Max Buten's picture of one of the turtles
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page




Deinonychus
Kent Ullberg, 1987
* dinosaurs
* inscription:
(the "terrible claw" dinosaur)
Dedicated April 29, 1987 to commemorate the 175th year of the Academy of Natural Sciences and to honor the the Academy Women's Committee for their loyalty and dedication to the institution.
* In front of the Academy of Natural Sciences. 19th, Race, and the Parkway.
* 39.957200,-75.171125 [map]
* See also:
+kentullberg.net




Joseph Leidy
Samuel Murray, 1907
* Statue of Joseph Leidy
* standing person, bone
* inscription: 1823-1891
* In front of the Academy of Natural Sciences. 19th, Race, and the Parkway.
* 39.957200,-75.171300 [map]
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1912 picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1931 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Murray page
+Academy of Natural Science's Joseph Leidy exhibit




Isadora
Joe Mooney, 2001
* abstract form
* In front of Moore College of Art and Design. South side of Race East of 20th.
* 39.957240,-75.171600 [map]
* See also:
+joemooneysculpture.com




The City of Philadelphia
American Soc. of Civil Engineers, 1997
* Monument to the work of Thomas Holme and William Penn
* small map of Philadelphia
* inscription:
A portraiture of the City of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania in America by Thomas Holme Surveyor General. Sold by Andrew Sowle in Shoreditch London.
Planned 1682
Dedicated 1997
American Society of Civil Engineers, 1852
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
The City of Philadelphia
Surveyor General Thomas Holme, Governor William Penn and others planned the open public squares and rational street layout that we enjoy today. These original features have inspired city engineers for 300 years.
* Southeast corner of Aviator Park, West side of Logan Square. North side of Race, East of 20th.
* 39.957550,-75.171450 [map]
* See also:
+American Society of Civil Engineers
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Holme page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page




All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
J. Otto Schweizer, 1934
* group of people standing, torch, hats and helmets, shield, eagles and large feather, horses, seal of Pennsylvania
* inscription:
front: Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in honor of her colored soldiers.
back: To commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of all colored soldiers who served in the various wars engaged in by the United States of America that a lasting record shall be made of their unselfish devotion to duty as an inspiration to future generations this monument is dedicated May 30, 1934.
right: American Revolution, Civil War, Indian Wars
left: Spanish American War, Phillipine Insurrection, World War
* West side of Logan Square. Aviator Park. Southeast of 20th and the Parkway.
* 39.958320,-75.171800 [map]
* Exhibits: Moved, War, African American
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1935 picture of this piece from a previous location in Fairmount Park
+One of Max Buten's pictures of this piece
+Another of Max Buten's pictures of this piece




Aero Memorial
Paul Manship, 1950
* Quotes from and in honor of Julian Biddle, Richard Foulke Day, Norton Downs, Jr., John Drinkwater, Carl Christian Glanz, William Besse Kuen, Stephen Phillips, William Shakespeare, Stephen Spender and Houston Woodward
* small reclining person, birds, celestial globe
* The surrounding inscribed walls and benches are also part of the memorial.
* inscription:
pillar: Aero Memorial, World War I, 1917-1918
walls:
To the aviators of Pennsylvania killed in action
Thou hast caught splendour from the sailless sea, and mystery from many stars outwatched. - Stephen Phillips
Master and Maker, God of right the soldier dead are at thy gate who kept the spears of honour bright and freedom's house inviolate. -John Drinkwater
Born of the sun they traveled a short while toward the sun, and left the vivid air signed with their honor. - Stephen Spender
Death makes no conquest of the conqueror for now he lives in fame though not in life. -William Shakespeare
* Aviator Park. East side of 20th St. between Race and the Parkway.
* 39.958090,-75.172060 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites, War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+One of Max Buten's pictures of this piece
+Another of Max Buten's pictures of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Paul Manship page
+wikipedia.org's John Drinkwater page
+wikipedia.org's Stephen Phillips page
+wikipedia.org's William Shakespeare page
+wikipedia.org's Stephen Spender page




Shimmer Wall
Ned Kahn, 2013
* big abstract reflective surface
* inscription:
The Shimmer Wall continuosly changes its appearance a it responds to the environment. As breezes blow and wind gusts the wall dynamically adapts and provides a vivid and captivating portrait of nature at play powered only by the moving air.
The installation is a network of 10,824 five-inch aluminum squares individually hinged to move freely. The metal also dramatically mirrors the sky, using sunlight and moonlight to brighten the changing canvas.
* South Wall. Franklin Institute. North side of Race between 20th and 21st.
* 39.957660,-75.173060 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+nedkahn.com




Benjamin Franklin National Memorial
James Earle Fraser, 1938
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* big seated person, chair
* Free, but not always open. Check times. The last picture is of a reference from the mural at 24th and Chestnut.
* Interior. Franklin Institute. West side of 20th, South of the Parkway.
* 39.958200,-75.173000 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+official page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's James Earle Fraser page
+The Electric Franklin




The Pioneer
Budd Company, 1931 (renovated 1969)
* actual airplane
* inscription:
First stainless steel airplane built in 1931 by the Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company of Phila. to demonstrate the practicality of its "shotweld" process of fabricating stainless steel subsequently employed by the Budd Co. in building heavyweight railroad trains. The Pioneer was flown approximately 1,000 hours in the United Staes and Europe.
* In front of the Franklin Institute. Southwest corner, 20th and Winter and the Parkway.
* 39.958490,-75.172440 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Budd Company page




General Francisco de Miranda
Lorenzo Gonzalez, 1977
* Statue of Francisco de Miranda
* standing person, sword
* 20th, Winter, and the Parkway.
* 39.959040,-75.172890 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org Francisco de Miranda page




Civil War Sailors Memorial
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, 1921
* big stele, angel, group of people, standing, lying and kneeling, suggestion of a ship, hats, weapons, anchor, seahorses, eagles
* inscription:
front top: In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free.
front bottom: All who have labored today in behalf of the Union have wrought for the best interests of the country and the world not only for the present but for all future ages.
back: Port Royal, Port Hatteras, Port Henry, Hampton Roads, New Orleans, Memphis, Port Hudson, Charleston, Mobile Bay, Drury's Bluff, Cherbourg, Fort Fisher, 1961-1865.
* South side of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.959420,-75.172960 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+another phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Hermon Atkins MacNeil page




Civil War Soldiers Memorial
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, 1921
* big stele, group of people, standing people, angel, hats, weapons, flag, eagle, horse
* The last picture is of the reference to this piece from the mural at 12th and Walnut
* inscription:
front top: One country, one Constitution, one destiny.
front bottom: Each for himself gathered up the cherished purposes of life, its aims and ambitions, its dearest affections, and flung all with life itself into the scale of battle.
back: Donaldson, The Peninsula, Antietem, Murfreesborg, Chancelorsville, Gettysburg, Chickanagua, Chattanooga, Petersburg, Atlanta, Appomatox, 1861-1865
* North side of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.959650,-75.172650 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+another phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Hermon Atkins MacNeil page




Barnes Foundation Tabletop Fountain
Laurie Olin, 2012
* big abstract fountain
* Southeast of the Barnes Foundation. North side of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.959950,-75.172250 [map]
* See also:
+theolinstudio.com




Barnes Totem
Ellsworth Kelly, 2012
* big abstract shape, reflecting pool
* accessible when the museum is open, otherwise barely visible through the fence
* Northeast corner of the Barnes Foundation. North of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.960400,-75.172050 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Ellsworth Kelly page




The Burghers of Calais
Auguste Rodin, 1884 - 1895 (cast 1925)
* group of people standing
* moved outside 2011
* East side of the Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961800,-75.173750 [map]
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page




Eve
Auguste Rodin, 1881 (cast 1925)
* Statue of Eve
* standing person
* East side of the front wall. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961775,-75.173950 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+wikipedia.org's Eve page




The Gates of Hell
Auguste Rodin, 1880 - 1917
* groups of people, partial, standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, and horizontal, furniture, rocks
* Entrance. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961850,-75.174050 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page




The Age of Bronze
Auguste Rodin, 1875 - 1877 (cast 1925)
* standing person
* West side of the front wall. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961875,-75.174050 [map]
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page




Three Men
Auguste Rodin
* three men standing
* West side of the Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.962050,-75.174150 [map]
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page




Rodin Museum Fountain
Paul Philippe Cret, 1929
* small head, fountain
* In front of the Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961750,-75.174150 [map]
* See also:
+The Paul Philippe Cret Collection at upenn.edu




Rodin Museum Gateway
1929 (year of building)
* seated and reclining people (cherubs, unfinished headless person), head scarf, scales and other tools, plants, musical instrument
* inscription: This architectural fragment is a reproduction of parts of the old Chateau Dissy re-erected by Auguste Rodin at Meudon, France near the studio where most of his work was done.
This replica of the Rodin Memorial at Meudon was chosen by Jules E. Mastbaum for the gateway to the Museum.
* Entrance. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961600,-75.174400 [map]




Adam
Auguste Rodin, 1880 - 1881 (cast 1925)
* Statue of Adam
* standing person
* West side of the gateway wall. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961675,-75.174500 [map]
* See also:
+rodinmuseum.org entry for this piece
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+wikipedia.org's Adam page




The Shade
Auguste Rodin, 1881 - 1904 (cast 1923)
* standing person
* East side of the gateway wall. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961525,-75.174300 [map]
* See also:
+rodinmuseum.org's entry for this piece
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page




The Thinker
Auguste Rodin, 1925 (cast)
* seated person
* In front of the Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961510,-75.174535 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page




Park Towne Place East Fountain
* abstract fountain
* Plaza. South corner of the driveway, Park Towne Place. South side of the Parkway, West of 22nd.
* 39.960670,-75.176755 [map]
* Exhibits: New




Park Towne Place West Fountain
* abstract fountain
* Plaza. Southwest side of the driveway, Park Towne Place. South side of the Parkway, West of 22nd.
* 39.960640,-75.177490 [map]
* Exhibits: New




Stinger
John W. Parker, 2005
* abstract insect
* West corner of the driveway, Park Towne Place. South side of the Parkway, West of 22nd.
* 39.961020,-75.177810 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+thepaintedgardeninc.com




Big Daddylonglegs
John W. Parker, 2015
* big abstract insect
* North corner of the driveway, Park Towne Place. South side of the Parkway, West of 22nd.
* 39.961340,-75.177140 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+thepaintedgardeninc.com




Eli Kirk Price Fountain
Charles E. Borie, Jr., Horace Trumbauer, Alfred Zantzinger, 1934
* In memory of Eli Kirk Price, Jr.
* fountain
* inscription:
In memory of Eli Kirk Price 1860-1933 whose wisdom and dedication were responsible for the development of the Parkway and the Art Museum.
* West end of Eakins Oval. Parkway at 24th.
* 39.963900,-75.179625 [map]
* See also:
+Horace Trumbauer page from philadelphiabuildings.org




The Washington Monument
Rudolf Siemering, 1897 (restored 1997)
* Monument to George Washington
* big fountains, groups of people, standing people, sitting and reclining people, alligator, bears, birds, bison and oxen, elk and moose, fish, horses, snake, plants, shells, weapons, drum, net, hats, Pennsylvania State Seal
* West end of Eakins Oval. Parkway at 24th.
* 39.964250,-75.179150 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1910 picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+Featured in The Sixth Sense
+wikipedia.org's George Washington page




Ericsson Fountain
Charles E. Borie, Jr., Horace Trumbauer, Alfred Zantzinger, 1934
* In memory of John Ericsson
* fountain
* inscription:
Dedicated to the memory of Captain John Ericsson, scientist, inventor, patriot. Born in Sweden July 31, 1803. Died in America, the country of his adoption, March 8, 1889.
* West end of Eakins Oval. Parkway at 24th.
* 39.964610,-75.178700 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1934 picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1961 picture of this piece
+Horace Trumbauer page from philadelphiabuildings.org
+wikipedia.org's John Ericsson page




Iroquois
Mark di Suvero, 1983 (installed 2007)
* big abstract assemblage
* Between the Parkway and Pennsylvania at 24th.
* 39.965050,-75.177800 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Another Max Buten picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Mark di Suvero page




Symbiosis
Roxy Paine, 2011
* big trees
* Between the Parkway and Pennsylvania at 24th.
* 39.965400,-75.178100 [map]
* See also:
+roxypaine.com




Philadelphian Fountain
1963
* fountain
* This fountain has many different configurations
* Steps. North side of Pennsylvania Avenue between 24th and 25th.
* 39.966510,-75.178150 [map]
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




Joan of Arc
Emmanuel Fremiet, 1890 (listed dates vary widely)
* Statue of Joan of Arc
* horse, seated person, flag, weapons
* Most sources list Joan of Arc's dates as 1412-1431.
* inscription:
Jeanne D'Arc
1409-1431
* 25th and Kelly Drive.
* 39.966500,-75.179175 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites, Religious
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Another Max Buten picture of this piece
+bronze-gallery.com's Emmanuel Fremiet page
+wikipedia.org's Joan of Arc page




Gamekeeper's Night Dog
Victoria Davila, 1989
* dog
* Pennsylvania, 25th, and Fairmount.
* 39.967200,-75.178900 [map]
* See also:
+victoriadavila.com




Fidelity Mutual Building
Lee Lawrie, 1926 - 1927
* Building renamed in honor of Raymond G. Perelman and Ruth Perelman
* big and small people standing sitting, furniture, weapons, kite, ships, tools and machines, dogs, horses, alligators, elephants, owls, squirrels, buildings, trains, plants, symbols and words
* Originally an insurance building. Donated to the Art Museum by the Perelmans. The pictures here are only a representative sampling of the art.
* inscription:
Pennsylvania side:
In the honor and perpetuity of the family is founded the state. In the nobler life of the household is the nobler life of mankind.
26th side:
He labors best who loves best : the finest work of a man's life is to open the doors of opportunity to those who depend on him.
* The whole building. Perelman Annex. Northwest corner of Fairmount and Pennsylvania.
* 39.967490,-75.179490 [map]
* See also:
+Museum press release about the donation
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Max Buten's picture of one of the reliefs
+Another Max Buten picture of one of the reliefs
+wikipedia.org's Lee Lawrie page




Spiral
Collin Robinson, 2014
* abstract snail
* Bike rack. Southwest side of the Perelman Annex. Northeast side of Pennsylvania, Southeast of 26th.
* 39.967625,-75.179675 [map]


Possible trip extension:Art Museum Grounds (across Pennsylvania and Kelly at Fairmount)
Possible trip extension:Kelly Drive (across Pennsylvania on Kelly at Fairmount)

See Also

+ushistory.org's Parkway page
+Academy of Natural Sciences
+barnesfoundation.org
+ushistory.org page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Central branch of the Free Library
+Family Court
+The Franklin Institute Science Museum
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page
+Moore College of Art and Design
+parktowneapthomes.com
+Rodin Museum