Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 2013

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:

Arches of Resurgence
Michael Morgan, 2013
* Reference to John Coltrane
* abstract arches, idea
* The inscription is based on the John Coltrane quote: "I've found you've got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light."
* inscription:
look back at the old things and see them
back at the old things and them in a
in a new light John Coltrane - look
* 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop. Southeast corner, 33rd and Ridge.
* 39.992350,-75.186075 [map]
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+SEPTA's page for this piece's John Coltrane page article about the 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop

Bike Racks
Dero Bike Racks, 2013 (installed)
* bicycles
* Bike racks. North side of Bache-Martin. South side of Parrish between 22nd and 23rd.
* 39.970680,-75.174175 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+Bache-Martin Home and School Association

Gecko Group, 2013
* giraffes
* Northeast corner of the Zoo. West side of 34th, South of Girard.
* 39.974775,-75.195125 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+Philadelphia Zoo

Impalas and Lemurs
Gecko Group, 2013
* impalas, lemurs
* In front of the parking garage at the Zoo. South side of Girard, West of 34th.
* 39.974650,-75.197600 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+Philadelphia Zoo

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]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+The Franklin Institute Science Museum

Twilight Tales
Delia King, 2013
* circles, plants
* North wall. Starr Garden. Southwest corner, 6th and Lombard.
* 39.942915,-75.152400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: New

Walk Together Forever, 2013
* Statue of Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent
* small standing people, hockey equipment, Stanley Cup
* Located in an outdoor seating area. It may be difficult to see up close.
* inscription:
Since their inception in 1967, the Flyers have always done everything possible to put a winning team on the ice. That work ethic was rewarded on May 19, 1974 when the Flyers defeated the Boston Bruins in six games to become the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. The Flyers then repeated the feat on May 27, 1975 with a six game series win over the Buffalo Sabres.
On both occasions, Flyers greats Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent accepted the Stanley Cup for the Flyers and began the on-ice celebration. Those moments are immortalized with this statue, which honors all of those who made the Broad Street Bullies a legendary part of Philadelphia Flyers history and forever cemented their spot in hockey lore.
* In front of Xfinity Live. Southwest corner, 11th and Pattison.
* 39.904600,-75.169100 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:'s Bobby Clarke page's Bernie Parent page

Zoo Sign
Gecko Group, 2013
* sign, logo, cat
* Northeast corner of the Zoo. West side of 34th, South of Girard.
* 39.974975,-75.195250 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+Philadelphia Zoo