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Split Button

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Split Button by Claes Oldenburg, 1981 With its center location and bright and shining color, Split Button has been a landmark of the Penn campus. Everyday when students pass by it for class they can see tourist taking photo with it, classmates…

Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin by George Lundeen, 1987 The sculpture of the founding father, with a nickname “Ben on The Bench”, is a celebrity on Penn campus. It has been a tradition for university president and honorary degree recipients to take photo with him…

Guardian Lion: Male & Female

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Guardian Lion by Anonymous, Ming Dynasty The pair of Guardian Lion at the entrance of Penn Museum was made in Ming Dynasty and was originally displayed at the entrance to a building in the Imperial City, Beijing, China. The lions are in pair. The…

Pan with Sundial

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Pan with Sundial by Beatrice Fenton, 1938 Pan with Sundial depicts a nude man squatting, carrying a sundial on his left shoulder while playing reed-pipes. His left arm was raised high and his head was turning left to support the sundial to be…

Jean D'Aire

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Jean d'Aire by Auguste Rodin, 1889 Jean d'Aire is a nude study of the same figure that is part of Burghers of Calais, one of Rodin’s most famous works. The nude studies show Rodin’s working practice in making The Burghers of Calais – before making…

Lindemann Fountain

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Lindemann Fountain, 1985, Bronze and Granite Delia Bentivogli, Robert Lundrgen (American)   Lindemann Fountain was built in memory of Joseph S. Lindemann by Delia Bentivogli and Robert Lundrgen in 1985. It is an outdoor fountain located in the small…

King Solomon

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King Solomon, 1993, Bronze Alexander Archipenko (Ukrainian)   On the east side of 36th, between Locust Walk and Walnut, a giant abstract statue of King Solomon solemnly stands. Made by sculptor Alexander Archipenko in 1993, this bronze sculpture is…

LOVE

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LOVE, 1966, Aluminum Robert Indiana (American)   Love, the red aluminum sculpture gracing the triangular grounds on 36th and Locust Walk, is one of the icons of University of Pennsylvania. This piece at Penn is a part of the Love series create by…

Plateau

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Plateau, 2005, Concrete and Still Andrea Blum(American)   Standing on the east side of 40th street and north of Locust Walk, Plateau serves as a big shelter for Penn students and Philadelphia residents alike. Plateau was built by Andrea Blum in 2005…

Kelly Family Gates

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Kelly Family Gates, 2003, Bronze Mark Leuders (American)   The Kelly Family Gates are located in front of the Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall (36th between Walnut Street and Locust Walk). The gates were designed by Mark Leuders in 2003 as a reference…