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Six Triangles

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Six Triangles by Ephraim Peleg, 1979 While sitting in the tree-lined breezeway between Guardian Drive and Curie Boulevard, idle individuals take lunch or make phone calls. Six Triangles punctuates the space with a friendly palette and unassuming…

Fisher (Furness) Fine Arts Library

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Fisher (Furness) Fine Arts Library by Frank Furness, 1890 The Fisher Fine Arts Library is a National Historic Landmark on the University of Pennsylvania’s main campus. Completed in 1890 by the famous Philadelphian architect Frank Furness, the…

Cradle

Cradle
Cradle by Fritz Dietel, 2009 Philadelphia sculptor Fritz Dietel’s work has been featured in numerous locations throughout the city. Featured at the Philadelphia International Airport, the Kimmel Center for Preforming Arts, and The Vanguard Group,…

Homologous Hope

Homologous Hope
Homologous Hope by Mara G. Haseltine, 2014 Mara Haseltine’s  sculpture Homologous Hope hangs in the atrium of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. In itself the structure is a wonder. It is constructed of carbon…

Large Chandelier (Red Stag and Anemones, Reversed)

Large Chandelier (Red Stag and Anemones, Reversed)
Large Chandelier (Red Stag and Anemones, Reversed) by Virgil Marti, 2004 Hanging curiously above the reception desk in the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Virgil Marti’s work Large Chandelier (Red Stag and Anemones, Reversed) hints…

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…

Covenant

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Covenant by Alexander Liberman, 1975 The University of Pennsylvania has huge amounts of sway within the city. The campus alone spans 30th st all the way to 40th, and while Penn does not own all the space in between, it's interesting to note that the…

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…

We Lost

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We Lost, 1962, Steel Tony Smith (American) Standing before the Singh Center for Nanotechnology, one can spot the ten-foot modern steel sculpture, We Lost, by minimalist artist Tony Smith (1912-1980). Constructed in 1962, the sculpture exemplifies…

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…