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Index by Title

Find information about selected public artworks in Philadelphia by their titles. Monuments and memorials to individuals are included in the order of the last names of the people they honor (for example, look under “K” to find the Martin Luther King Freedom Memorial).

You can also search for public artworks by location by visiting our map or by artist’s name.

These artworks represent only a sample of the thousands of sculptures, murals, memorials, parks, and fountains that can be found throughout the city. If you cannot find the artwork you are looking for here, visit our Research Guide for suggestions about how to research specific pieces. Go to Public Art Agencies to learn about the other organizations that plan and commission public art in Philadelphia.

Descriptions of artworks are adapted from Public Art in Philadelphia by Penny Balkin Bach (Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1992).

 

Index by Title

39 Bells, Robert Coburn
125 Years, Jenny Holzer
2300 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Richard Haas

A

Abington Arts Center, Various Artists
All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors, J. Otto Schweizer
Atmosphere and Environment XII, Louise Nevelson

B

Matthias William Baldwin, Herbert Adams
The Beasley Building, Michael Webb
Benjamin Franklin Bridge Lighting, Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown
Bicentennial Dawn, Louise Nevelson
Billy, Albert Laessle
The Birth of a Nation, Henry Kreis (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
Bolt of Lightning . . . A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin, Isamu Noguchi
Brushstroke Group, Roy Lichtenstein
John Christian Bullitt, John J. Boyle

C

Central Post, attributed to Charley James or Mungo Martin (International Sculpture Garden)
The China Gate, Sabrina Soong
China Wedge, Mei-ling Hom (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
cirque CIRQUE, Judy Pfaff (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, Hermon Atkins MacNeil
Clothespin, Claes Oldenburg
Columbia Subway Plaza, Richard Fleischner
Common Ground, John H. Stone and Lonnie Graham
Common Threads, Meg Fish Saligman
Connections, Athena Tacha
Covenant, Alexander Liberman
Cowboy, Frederic Remington
Criminal Justice Center, Various Artists

D

Day Dream Fountain and Dream Garden, Ronald Bateman and Walter Erlebacher
Francisco de Miranda, Lorenzo Gonzalez
Diamond Park, Charles Fahlen and Etheridge Knight
Dickens and Little Nell, Frank Edwin Elwell
The Dream Garden, Maxfield Frederick Parrish
Duck Girl, Paul Manship
Mary Dyer, Sylvia Shaw Judson
The Dying Lioness, Wilhelm Wolff

E

Eagle, August Gaul
Eastwick Farmpark I and II, Rosalie Sherman
El Gran Teatro de la Luna, Rafael Ferrer
Embodying Thoreau: dwelling, sitting, watching, Ed Levine
Julius Erving Monument, Kent Twitchell

F

Face Fragment, Arlene Love
Fingerspan, Jody Pinto
Firefly, R. M. Fischer
Five Water Spouts, Frog, and Lintel, Artists Unknown (International Sculpture Garden)
Floating Figure, Gaston Lachaise
Flying Floors, Vito Acconci (Philadelphia International Airport)
Franklin Court and Ghost Structures, Venturi and Rauch
The Freedom Ring, Houston Conwill, Estella Conwill Majozo, and Joseph DePace

G

Galla Placidia in Philadelphia and Topkapi Pullman, Joyce Kozloff
James A. Garfield Monument, Augustus Saint-Gaudens
The Gates of Hell, Auguste Rodin
Gift of the Winds, Joseph C. Bailey
Goethe, Heinrich Carl Johan Manger
Government of the People, Jacques Lipchitz
General Ulysses S. Grant, Daniel Chester French and Edward C. Potter
The Great Mother and The Great Doctor, Waldemar Raemisch
General Nathanael Greene, Lewis Iselin, Jr. (William M. Reilly Memorial)

H

Joseph Haydn, Idusch and Son
Heliotrope: An Offering Toward “Light,” James Lloyd
How to Retain Site Memory While Developing Landscape, Winifred Lutz

I

I have a story to tell you…Pepón Osorio
Ile-Ife Park (Village of Arts and Humanities), Lily Yeh and community residents
The Immigrant, Heinz Warneke (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
Indelible, Alison Sky
International Sculpture Garden, Various Artists
Irish Famine Memorial, Glenna Goodacre
Iroquois, Mark di Suvero

J

Jesus Breaking Bread (or Jesus, the Bread of Life), Walter Erlebacher
Joan of Arc, Emmanuel Frémiet
John Paul Jones, Walker Hancock (William M. Reilly Memorial)

K

Louis Kahn Lecture Room, Siah Armajani
Thorfinn Karlsefni, Einar Jonsson
John B. Kelly (The Rower), Harry Rosin
Keys to Community, James Peniston
Martin Luther King Freedom Memorial, Paul Keene and Neil Lieberman
Kopernik, Dudley Talcott

L

The Laborer, Ahron Ben-Shmuel (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
Marquis de Lafayette, Raoul Josset (William M. Reilly Memorial)
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Various Artists
Henry Charles Lea Tomb, Alexander Stirling Calder (Laurel Hill Cemetery)
Lexicon: Justice. Michele Oka Doner, (Criminal Justice Center)
Lifelines, Barbara Gurgytis
Abraham Lincoln, Randolph Rogers
Lion Crushing a Serpent, Antoine Louis Barye
The Lion Fighter, Albert Wolff
LOVE, Robert Indiana

M

Mail Delivery: North, South, East, West, Edmond Amateis
Magic Carpet, Candy Coated
Manayunk Stoops: Heart and Home, Diane Pieri
Mangbusucks, Artist Unknown (International Sculpture Garden)
Major General George McClellan, Henry Jackson Ellicott
William McKinley, Charles Albert Lopez and Isidore Konti
Major General George Gordon Meade, Alexander Milne Calder
The Medicine Man, Cyrus E. Dallin
Milord la Chamarre (“My Lord of the Fancy Vest”), Jean Dubuffet
The Miner, John B. Flannagan (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
General Richard Montgomery, J. Wallace Kelly (William M. Reilly Memorial)
Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs, Nathan Rapoport
Morris Arboretum, Various Artists
The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther, Auguste Kiss
William Mullen Tomb, attributed to D. Kornbau (Laurel Hill Cemetery)

N

Nandi, Artist Unknown (International Sculpture Garden)
Night, Edward Stauch
Neons for Buttonwood, Stephen Antonakos
Nesaika, John Rhoden

O

Old Man, Young Man, the Future, Leonard Baskin
Old Mortality, James Thom (Laurel Hill Cemetery)
Open Air, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Open Air Aquarium, Magdelena Abakanowicz
Order/Disorder and Ascension/Descension, Al Held

P

Packard Gates and Lighting Fixtures, Samuel Yellin
Pavilion in the Trees, Martin Puryear
William Penn, Alexander Milne Calder
William Penn, attributed to John Cheere
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Various Artists
Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial, Walker Hancock
General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial, Albert Laessle
Phaedrus, Beverly Pepper
Philada Book of Just Hours, Phillips Simkin (Criminal Justice Center)
Philadelphia Beacons, Ray King
Philadelphia International Airport, Various Artists
The Pilgrim, Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Plateau, Andrea Blum
Playing Angels, Carl Milles
The Ploughman, J. Wallace Kelly (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
The Poet, José de Creeft (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
The Preacher, Waldemar Raemisch (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
Prometheus Strangling the Vulture, Jacques Lipchitz
General Casimir Pulaski, Sidney Waugh (William M. Reilly Memorial)
The Puritan, Harry Rosin (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)

Q

The Quaker, Harry Rosin (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)

R

William M. Reilly Memorial: Revolutionary War Heroes, Various Artists
General John Fulton Reynolds, John Rogers
Frank L. Rizzo Monument, Zenos Frudakis
The Revolutionary Soldier, Erwin Frey (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
Rock Form (Porthcurno), Barbara Hepworth
Rocky
, A. Thomas Schomberg
The Roundabout, Alice Adams

S

Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden, Various Artists
Schiller, Heinrich Carl Johan Manger
Franz Schubert, Henry Baerer
The Schuylkill Chained, William Rush
The Schuylkill Freed, William Rush
The Scientist, Koren der Harootian (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
Settling of the Seaboard, Wheeler Williams (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
Shakespeare Memorial, Alexander Stirling Calder
The Slave, Helene Sardeau (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
Sleeping Woman, Stephen Berg and Tom Chimes
Smith Memorial Arch, Various Artists
Social Consciousness, Sir Jacob Epstein
King Solomon, Alexander Archipenko
Sounding, Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Spanning the Continent, Robert Laurent (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
Spheres, Artist Unknown (International Sculpture Garden)
Spirit Dance, John Dowell, Jr.
The Spirit of Enterprise, Jacques Lipchitz
Split Button, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Starman in the Ancient Garden, Brower Hatcher
The Statesman, Erwin Frey (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
Stone Age in America, John J. Boyle
Striving, Charles Searles
Stroll (Stickmen), William Dickey King
Sundial, Alexander Stirling Calder
Swann Memorial Fountain (or The Fountain of Three Rivers), Alexander Stirling Calder
Symbiosis, Roxy Paine
Synergy, Albert Paley

T

Tamanend, Raymond Sandoval
The Thinker, Auguste Rodin
Three-Way Piece Number 1: Points, Henry Moore
Title Unknown (gateway), George Sugarman (Morris Arboretum)
Titles Unknown: Eye and Hand, J. Wallace Kelly (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
To Balance, Larry Kirkland
Total Environment, Barbara Neijna
Triune, Robert Engman
Two Lines, George Rickey (Morris Arboretum)

U

Una Biforcazione e Tre Paesaggi (A Forked Branch and Three Landscapes), Giuseppe Penone
Untitled, Joel Shapiro
Untitled #1 (John Allen), Don Camp (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

V

Video Arbor, Nam June Paik
Giuseppe Verdi, G.B. Bashanellifusi
General Friedrich von Steuben, Warren Wheelock (William M. Reilly Memorial)
Voyage of Ulysses, David von Schlegell

W

John Wanamaker, John Massey Rhind
William Warner Tomb, Alexander Milne Calder (Laurel Hill Cemetery)
George Washington, Jean Antoine Houdon
Washington Monument, Rudolph Siemering
Water, Ice, and Fire, Robinson Fredenthal
Wave Forms, Dennis Oppenheim
The Wedges, Robert Morris
Welcoming to Freedom, Maurice Sterne (Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden)
What the Traveler Needs for Mechanical Operations on the Stars, Alice Aycock (Philadelphia International Airport)
White Cascade, Alexander Calder
Wissahickon: Reflections, Diane Burko
The Reverend Dr. John Witherspoon, Joseph A. Bailley
Woman Looking Through a Window, George Segal
World Park: Orders and Perspectives, Ned Smyth
The Wrestlers, Artist Unknown
The Labor Monument: Philadelphia’s Tribute to the American Worker, John Kindness

Y

Your Move, Daniel Martinez, Renee Petropoulis, and Roger White