Philadelphia Public Art

Tour: University City South Medical Complex

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This tour starts with the Penn Dental School on the Northwest corner of 40th and Spruce and then runs:

Shongun XXII
Ernest Shaw, 1978
* abstract form
* Penn Dental School. West side of 40th, North of Spruce.
* 39.952175,-75.203150 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:

Penn Dental Gargoyles
1915 (completion of building)
* small crouching people (some with headgear), monkey, birds, bull, book, symbols, eyeglasses
* Spruce and 40th St. walls. Penn Dental School. Northwest corner, 40th and Spruce.
* 39.951865,-75.203150 [map]
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:'s entry for the building

Life Savers
Billie Lawless, 1982
* big Lifesavers
* Was at 39th Street between Spruce and Baltimore (39.950750,-75.200900). Moved late 2014. Not clear if this is permanent or temporary. The last picture is from the new location and shows paint loss on the red piece.
* Northeast corner of the Veterinary Hospital. Southwest corner, 38th and Spruce.
* 39.951150,-75.199425 [map]
* Exhibits: Moved

Hill Pavilion Fountain
* abstract fountain
* Veterinary Hospital. West side of 38th at Woodland Walk, between Baltimore and Spruce.
* 39.950200,-75.199900 [map]

For God and Country
* small standing person, rifle, hat
* inscription:
For God and Country. We dedicate this memorial to the gallant men and women of our armed forces who served this great nation in time of peril to keep this a free nation. One Nation Under God.
* In front of the Veterans Administration Hospital. 38th and Woodland.
* 39.949050,-75.200050 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified, War

Bronze Figure
Neil Lieberman, 1970 (approximate)
* abstract form
* In front of the Medical Examiner's office. Southeast corner, University Ave. and Curie Blvd..
* 39.947500,-75.198425 [map]

Six Triangles
Ephraim Peleg, 1987
* triangles
* Plaza. On the West side of Claire M. Fagin Hall. 418 Curie Blvd..
* 39.949025,-75.196700 [map]
* See also:

Philadelphia General Hospital Plaque
1924 (approximate)
* small lion's head
* The hospital used to be located where the medical complex that surrounds this plaque now stands. The date of the plaque is unclear. According to wikipedia, PGH was renamed in 1919, but W. Freeland Kendrick was mayor from 1924-1928.
* inscription:
to the preservation and restoration of the health of the people of Philadelphia.
to the increase of knowledge concerning the cause and cure of disease.
and to the education of those who would serve humanity.
* Wall. Near the Northwest corner of Claire M. Fagin Hall. 418 Curie Blvd..
* 39.949050,-75.196700 [map]
* See also:'s Philadelphia General Hospital (aka Blockley Almshouse) page

Ernest Shaw, 1975
* geometric form
* East end of Claire M. Fagin Hall. 418 Curie Blvd..
* 39.949235,-75.195475 [map]
* See also:

Construction for Outdoors #7
Stephen Porter, 1987
* abstract form
* Up the stairs at the East end of Claire M. Fagin Hall. 418 Curie Blvd..
* 39.949200,-75.195480 [map]
* See also:

Eric Berg, 2007
* small panda
* Courtyard (Osler Circle). South side of Children's Hospital. Between Civic Center Blvd. and Curie Blvd.
* 39.948075,-75.195275 [map]
* See also:
+artist's pictures of this piece
+Eric Berg Studios

Possible trip extension:Penn Campus (North on Civic Center Blvd. to Spruce/South and East on South)

See Also
+Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania