Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 2002

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Isaiah Zagar, 1994 - 2013 (ongoing)
* big abstract partial people, plates, dishes, cups, bottles, bicycle parts, words
* Large portions are visible from the sidewalk. See the website for admission information.
* Courtyard/garden. South side of South between 10th and 11th.
* 39.942825,-75.159400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:

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
* Exhibits: Religious, Peace and Love
* See also:
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton

South Street Laundromat Patio
Isaiah Zagar, 2001 - 2004
* big abstract partial people, bottles, bicycle wheels, words
* lower parts are visible through the fence
* Walls. East side of Schell, South of South.
* 39.942350,-75.156660 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:

Figuresphere II
Eric Berg, 2002
* In loving memory of Claudia Diane Goodman
* small abstract curled people
* The memorial plaque was added after the first pictures were taken in 2004
* Schuylkill Park. North of Delancey between 25th and 26th.
* 39.948500,-75.182000 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:
+Eric Berg Studios

Irish Memorial
Glenna Goodacre, 2002 (opened late 2003)
* small group of people standing, lying and sitting, grave stones, crosses, shovel, part of a ship, luggage, cane, hats
* inscription: (excerpt)
The hunger ended
but it never went away
It was there in silent memories,
from one generation
to the next,
The time to take away
the silence has come,
to commemorate,
to mourn what was lost
to celebrate what survives -
without apology or fear.
We have it in our power
not only to remember
what took place but to relive it...
To find in the hungry and lost,
not a different race...
but the faces of our ancestors...
An image of ourselves.
-Peter Quinn
* Southeast corner, Front and Chestnut.
* 39.947850,-75.142050 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:

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 University

Peacock Light Rail Shelters
Suzanne Reese-Horvitz, Robert Roesch, 2002
* peacock feathers
* Also known as Zoo Trolley Stop.
* Shelter. Outside the Zoo. Girard, West of 34th.
* 39.975025,-75.196500 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+page for this piece on
+page for this piece from
+Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Korean War Memorial
* Letter from Kim Dae-jung
* emblems and historical text, map, pictures of people, free-standing walls, relief busts, headgear
* a row of ground-mounted plaques (in the last four pictures) has been added on the North side of the piece since the original installation
* 38th Parallel Place (near Front, Dock, and Spruce).
* 39.944910,-75.143450 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Philadelphia Korean War Memorial website's Kim Dae-jung page

Thunderbolt Jackson
Isaiah Zagar, 2002
* abstract mosaic, partial people
* The artist lists this piece as "Thunderbolt Jackson" but the spelling in the piece itself is "Jaxon"
* Wall. Northeast corner 10th and Dickinson.
* 39.930850,-75.161175 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:

Top of the Hill Plaza Fountain
Jonathan Alderson, 2002
* rocks, fountain
* Plaza. North corner, Germantown and Rex.
* 40.077500,-75.209000 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:

University Museum Fountain 2
Laurie Olin, 2002
* abstract fountain
* Lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949360,-75.190890 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology

Welcome to Main Street Manayunk Sign
Venturi, Scott Brown (and Rauch), 2002
* idea sign
* At the time this piece was installed the firm was named Ven­turi, Scott Brown and As­so­ci­ates
* Main at Ridge.
* 40.015615,-75.209110 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* See also:
+Philadelphia Weekly article about this piece

Zoo Mural
Geronimo Company, Paul Santoleri, Steve Stormer, 2002
* big abstract, giraffe, hippo
* Focusing on the sculptural and mosaic elements.
* Railroad bridge. Outside the Zoo. Both sides of Girard, from 34th West.
* 39.975150,-75.195550 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Philadelphia Zoo