Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 2007

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:

Acorns and Pinecones
Eric de Jesus, Elizabeth Duby, 2007
* big acorns and pinecones
* Gateposts. The eight entrances of Stephen Girard Park. 21st and Shunk.
* 39.919700,-75.182625 [map]
* See also:
+artists' pictures of this piece
+Pop Art Research.'s Girard Park page

Alexander Milne Calder Plaque
* bas-relief bust of Alexander Milne Calder
* small head and upper torso, hat
* inscription:
Alexander Milne Calder
Sculptor - 1846-1923
Alexander Milne Calder emigrated from Scotland in 1868 and spent twenty years creating over 250 sculptures that adorn City Hall. His bronze William Penn, installed atop the tower in 1894, is thought to be the largest sculpture on top of a building at 37 feet tall and 27 tons. Calder's son and grandson were also sculptors: Alexander Stirling Calder's is located in Logan Circle and Alexander "Sandy" Calder's monumental Ghost mobile hangs in the Grand Stair of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Below William Penn are eight colossal bronzes of Native Americans, Swedish settlers and eagles. Allegorical sculptures on the building represent history, peoples of the world and nature, and collectively symbolize the spirit upon which the United States was founded.
Generations of Philadelphians have identified City Hall tower as the symbol of their city. The tower is visible for miles and remains the physical and civic heart of Philadelphia.
Creation of this plaque was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
* On the wall.. East side of the North entrance of City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.953050,-75.163500 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:'s Alexander Milne Calder page's City Hall page's City Hall page

Autumn Winds
Messinger, Pietka, Hahn, LLC, 2007
* abstract leaves
* Stairs. Huntingdon MFL Station. Northeast of Kensington, Huntingdon and B.
* 39.989000,-75.127250 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece's Huntingdon Station page

Church Stop Reflection
Joe Brenman, 2007
* buildings, plants, symbols, abstract images
* Walls. Church Street MFL Station. Frankford between Church and Ruan.
* 40.010480,-75.089000 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece's Church Station page

Gordon Gund, 2007
* abstract whale flukes
* In the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.967150,-75.182500 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:

Gulf Refinery Fire Memorial
* Plaques in memory of John Andrews, Carrol Brenek, Ralph Campana, Robert J. Fisher, Hugh McIntyre, Roger Parker, James Pouliot and Joseph R. Wiley
* Philadelphia Fire Department insignia
* inscription:
The plaques below memorialize those firefighters who lost their lives at the Gulf Refinery Fire on August 17, 1975
* Sidewalk on the West side of Fireman's Hall Museum. East side of 2nd, North of Quarry.
* 39.953290,-75.142910 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:'s 1975 Philadelphia Refinery Fire page

Humanity in Motion
Jonathan Borofsky, 2007
* standing people
* The pictures were taken from outside the building
* Interior. Comcast Center. Northwest corner, 17th and JFK.
* 39.954550,-75.168550 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece Comcast Center entry

Keys to Community
James Peniston, 2007
* bust incorporating symbol of Benjamin Franklin
* big head and torso, keys
* On top of a wall. North side of Arch, East of 4th.
* 39.952415,-75.146300 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+The Electric Franklin

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]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* See also:
+artist's pictures of this piece
+Eric Berg Studios

Ram Country
James Marsico, 2007
* ram, rocks
* inscription: Gift of the Classes of 2006 & 2007
* East side of Henry Avenue, North of School House Lane.
* 40.022950,-75.194125 [map]
* On the Jefferson East Falls Campus tour
* See also:

Rustic Pavilion
* In honor of Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr.
* pavilion with birdhouse motif
* inscription:
Dedicated in honor of
Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr.
Edith R. Dixon
for his committed service to
Fairmount Park
* Anne d'Harnocourt Drive near the Spring Garden Bridge.
* 39.965550,-75.182975 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:'s Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. page

Suzanne Roberts Theatre Sign
Zahner, 2007
* Named for Suzanne Roberts
* big logo sign
* Entrance. Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Northwest Corner, Broad and Lombard.
* 39.944850,-75.165450 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:'s Zahner page's Suzanne Roberts Theatre page

The Final Farewell
Lorann Jacobs, 2007
* small person kneeling, weapons, helmet
* 38th Parallel Place (near Front, Dock, and Spruce).
* 39.945040,-75.143575 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:

Wave Forms
Dennis Oppenheim, 2007
* big bells, arch
* Housing complex entrance. Northwest corner, 34th and Chestnut.
* 39.954600,-75.192200 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also: