Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 2003

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:

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:

4 Seasons
Mike Smash, 2003
* sun and moon, dragonfly, plants and leaves
* Bottom of the North wall. Hawthorne Cultural Center. South side of Carpenter, West of 12th.
* 39.938550,-75.163000 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also: Hawthorne Cultural Center page

Addams Family Silhouette
* Reference to the work of Charles Addams
* small people standing, sign
* Originally installed in the courtyard behind the gates.
* Wall. Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall. West side of 36th between Walnut and Locust Walk.
* 39.953000,-75.194950 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Charles Addams bio from
+Charles Addams bio from
+Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall

Doorways to Peace
Joe Brenman, Cathleen Hughes, Fadwa Kashkash, 2003 - 2004
* abstract shapes, ideas
* Walls. Al Aqsa Islamic Society. Northeast corner, Germantown Ave. and Jefferson St..
* 39.973750,-75.141700 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Peace and Love
* See also:
+Joe Brenman's page for this piece's Cathleen Hughes page

I.M. Pei Garden
Jill Sablosky, 2003
* A tribute to I. M. Pei
* bench, sundial, fountain
* inscription:
World-renowned Architect and Designer
of Society Hill Towers
In celebration of
the Towers 40th Anniversary, 2003
* North side of Society Hill Towers. Near the top of the stairs off Dock Street, South of Walnut and West of 2nd.
* 39.946000,-75.144850 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:'s Jill Sablosky page's I. M. Pei page's Society Hill Towers page

Alison Sky, 2003
* Quotes from Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Chief Joseph, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Yan Phou Lee, Sitting Bull and Harriet Tubman
* words and ideas
* South wall. Independence Visitor Center. Northeast corner, 6th and Market.
* 39.950850,-75.150110 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece's Abigail Adams page's Susan B. Anthony page's Chief Joseph page's Thomas Jefferson page's Martin Luther King, Jr. page
+The Chinese Must Stay by Yan Phou Lee's Sitting Bull page's Harriet Tubman page
+Independence Visitor Center

Kelly Family Gates
Mark Leuders, 2003
* Reference to the work of Charles Addams
* hands, artist tools
* From approximately 2007 to 2010 the gates were deinstalled and propped against the wall, as shown in the last picture.
* Gates. Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall. West side of 36th between Walnut and Locust Walk.
* 39.952800,-75.195000 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Article about this piece
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Charles Addams bio from
+Charles Addams bio from
+Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall

Open Air Aquarium
Magdalena Abakanowicz, 2003
* abstract fish
* East side of Columbus Boulevard just below South.
* 39.939200,-75.141975 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:

Pay Attention
Bob Rivera, 2003
* big scientific equipment, symbols
* Behind a fence but visible from both Poplar and Franklin. A companion piece, Discovery not yet pictured here, is high on the North wall of the building along 8th Street.
* Southwest corner Franklin and Poplar (Franklin is one block East of 8th).
* 39.967515,-75.150000 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+artist's pictures of this piece
+Bob Rivera's

Veterans Memorial
* actual and sculpted flags, POW-MIA, Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Army insignia, partial people, standing person, guard tower, anchors, weapons, eagles, ship, globe, snake
* inscription:
Philadelphia City Council in 1970 chose Veteran's Stadium as the name for the city's new sports facility. Veteran's stadium opened April 10, 1971, was closed September 28, 2003 and imploded March 21, 2004.
To commemorate the site of Veteran's Stadium, the Phillies dedicate this monument as an everlasting memorial to veterans who have defended America's freedom since its inception in Philadelphia, July 4, 1776.
* North side of Pattison, East of Broad.
* 39.905400,-75.171900 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: War

We the People
Ian Bader, Henry N. Cobb, 2003 (year of building)
* big preamble to the Constitution, sign
* inscription: We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty for the United States of America. to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution
* Wall. Constitution Center. West side of 5th, North of Arch.
* 39.953275,-75.148700 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also: page for the building
+Ian Bader
+Henry N. Cobb
+Constitution Center