Penn's Public Art - Full Tour

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Penn's Public Art - Full Tour

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

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Come see all the amazing public art on Penn's campus.

This tour is an example on how PocketSights can be used to re-create Penn's full campus wide public art tour.

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Visiting Penn's 71 Public Art Locations should be on the list of 71 things to do before graduating.

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What You'll See on the Tour

1
Tribute To Tuskegee

Located at: 20-22 39th Street - South Wall Gross Area (square feet): 48 feet by 34 feet Year Built: 2008 Marcus Akinlana is a New Orleans based architect for more information about him check out: www.akinlana.com ...
2
Blue Yonder Wander - Painted acrylic mural.

Located at: the North wall of Chestnut Hall power house, 3900 Chestnut Street Gross Area (square feet): 43 feet by 43 feet Year Built: 1986 Architect: Eoin Kinnarney ...
3
Plateau 2005

Located: 40th Street, between Walnut Street and Locust Walk Irregular shaped concrete and steel Gross Area (square feet): 10 feet by 160 feet by 15 feet Architect: Andrea Blum External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
4
Spring - 7 feet high Bronze Fountain

Located at: Schattner Building, Fonseca Garden Gross Area (square feet): 7 feet Year Built: 2004 Architect: Ulrich Pakker External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
5
Shongun XXII - Art

Located at: Evans Building Courtyard Painted, red brown. 1,500 pound sculpture Gross Area (square feet): 16 feet by 8 feet Year Built: 1978 Architect: Shaw (M.D.): Ernest External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
6
Covenant

Located at: Locust Walk at 39th Street This painted Cor-ten steel sculpture is red Gross Area (square feet): 45 feet in height by 34 feet wide by 67 feet irregular depth. 5 major cylindrical units, 12 feet diameter sections. Year Built: 197... Read more
7
The Eight, Modern Discus Thrower, The Plunger

Located at: Pottruck Health & Fitness Center: 3701 Walnut Street The Eight: 1930. The shell was designed as a light fixture and its overall design resembles a barracuda with coxwain at the tail end'. 'McKenzie was said to have rendered ... Read more
8
Voyager

Located at: Annenberg Center, Lobby Nickel silver on monel metal. Gross Area (square feet): 47 inches by 53 inches by 32 inches Year Built: 1964 Architect: Seymour Lipton ...
9
Lindemann Fountain

Located at: 37th and Locust Walk: Class of '59 Plaza Gross Area (square feet): 42 inches by 72 inches by 72 inches Year Built: 1985 Architect: Bentivoglio and Lundgren External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
10
Ben Franklin on Campus

Located at: 37th and Locust Walk, South East Corner Figure seated on a park bench with pigeon. Other Name: Ben Franklin on Campus, Ben on a Bench Gross Area (square feet): 49 inches by 71 inches by 4 inches Year Built: 1987 Architect: Geor... Read more
11
Homage To Georgia O'Keefe

Located at: Steinberg Conference Center Cast Bronze with Patina finish. 460 lbs. #1 of edition of 5. Cast at Empire Bronze Art Foundry, Long Island City, New York (Brian Ramnarine 718-361-3006). Dedicated May, 1989. Gross Area (square feet)... Read more
12
Life Savers

Located at: Penn Veterinary Medicine at 39th StreetPenn Veterinary Medicine at 39th Street Painted plate steel: red, green, yellow, black. 1,200 pounds Gross Area (square feet): 120 inches by 90 inches by 96 inches Year Built: 1982 Architec... Read more
13
Charles Custis Harrison

Located at: Quadrangle Dormitories, Upper Quad. seated figure. circa 1910 through 1920 Gross Area (square feet): 64 inches by 40 inches by 52 inches Year Built: 1915 Architect: Lynn Jenkins External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
14
Reverend Whitefield

Located at: Quadrangle Dormitories, Upper Quad. Methodist Alumni of Pennsylvania. SIG commission Gross Area (square feet): 96 inches high Year Built: 1918 Architect: R. Tait McKenzie External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
15
Scholar, Football Player: A Drinking Fountain

Located at: Quadrangle Dormitory, North Arcade Gross Area (square feet): 54 inches by 32 inches by 28 inches Year Built: 1900 Architect: Alexander Calder External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
16
Class of 1956 Trolley

Located at: Northeast corner Spruce Street and Woodland Walk A gift from the Class of 1956, this half replicate of a Peter Witt trolley car (Peter Witt 8000-8534, J. G. Brill 1923-26), manufactured by the Gomaco Trolley Company, October 20... Read more
17
Jean D'Aire

Located at: Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall Atrium Male figure - Installation date refers to re-installation after theft and recovery in 1986. Year Built: 1979 Architect: Auguste Rodin External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
18
Polished aluminum alloy tubing and fishnet

Located at: Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall Atrium Suspension: Occupies 30 feet of vertical space (varies) by 20 feet wide by 150 feet long. Gross Area (square feet): 360 inches by 240 inches by 1800 inches Year Built: 1986 Architect: Nick Vid... Read more
19
Lily Composition # 3

Located at: Steinhart Plaza, Woodland Walk 3 pieces 14 foot diam 7 foot radius Gross Area (square feet): 168 inches by 84 inches Year Built: 1993 Architect: Anne Froehling External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
20
Six Triangles

Located at: Fagin Hall, west courtyard Orange, yellow, green, blue, purple &, red, painted steel. Gross Area (square feet): 6 pieces, each 144 inches high Year Built: 1979 Architect: Ephraim Peleg ...
21
Seated Woman

Located at: Fagin Hall, roof terrace Gross Area (square feet): 28 and a half inches by 15 inches by 34 and a half inches Year Built: 1987 Architect: Herbert Seiler ...
22
Construction For Outdoors #7

Located at: Fagin Hall, exterior court. Year Built: 1987 Architect: Stephen Porter External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
23
Pyramid

Located at: Nursing Education Building, exterior court Year Built: 1975 Architect: Ernest Shaw (M.D.) External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
24
Quadrature #1

Located at: T. G. Miller Plaza, Hamilton Walk, between HUP and Med Ed Bldg. Painted mild steel. 4 pieces, irregular. Appears as cut from a single cylinder and separated. Gross Area (square feet): 192' by 48' by 48' Year Built: 1977 Architec... Read more
25
Thomas Sovereign Gates

Located at: HUP, Spruce Street, in front of Gates Pavilion Gross Area (square feet): 24 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches Year Built: 1941 Architect: Evelyn B. Longman Batchelder External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
26
Memorial Gates

Located at: Spruce Street, Admissions Walk Twin Wrought Iron Gates, painted black. Gross Area (square feet): 240 inches by 168 inches Year Built: 1873 Architect: Unknown
27
Charles Lennig

Located at: South West corner of College Hall On pedestal, 32 inches by 32 inches, Total 8 foot 8 inches high Gross Area (square feet): 36 inches by 28 inches by 20 inches Year Built: 1900 Architect: John J. Boyle External Links: Penn Art C... Read more
28
Dr. William Pepper

Located at: Class of '55 Courtyard, Wynn Commons, Perelman Quadrangle Seated Bronze figure on 42 inches Wide by 60 inches Depth granite base. Total 9 feet in Height Gross Area (square feet): 65 inches by 44 inches by 55 inches Year Built: 1... Read more
29
Love - Art

Located at: Blanche Levy Park Black painted, polygon form. Four 3 dimensional letters Gross Area (square feet): 6 foot by 3 foot by 3 foot Year Built: 1966 Architect: Robert Indiane External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
30
Solomon

Locate at: 36th Street Walk, South of Walnut Street Gross Area (square feet): 174 inches by 66 inches by 66 inches Year Built: 1963 Architect: Alexander Archipenko External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
31
Kelly Family Gates

Located at: Addams Hall Courtyard Two gates, each with 8 horizontal bars supporting human hands engaged in aritistic endeavors . Each gate contains 27 representations. Gross Area (square feet): Left Gate: 6 foot 7 inches by 3 foot 10 inches... Read more
32
Construction '66

Located at: Annenberg School of Communications Lobby Chrome Nickel Steel- welded sheet tubing. 35 pounds. Carrera marble base 48 inches by 20 inches by 20 inches w/motor, replaced 1985:1 rpm. Also: 'Memory of Moses Annenberg School of Commu... Read more
33
Celebration

Located at: Annenberg School of Communications, Lobby 15 pieces in original installation, 1976. 1 percent money granted April 8th, 1975, $11,000.00.  (possibly 10 pieces prior to Annenberg installation). Expanded to 18 painted wood pieces... Read more
34
Homage to Performing Art

Located at: Annenberg Center, Lobby Bronze- tensil spandrel. Ceiling hung. Gross Area (square feet): 96 inches by 96 inches by 420 inches Year Built: 1975 Architect: Harry Bertoia External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
35
Antillean Couple

Located at: 36th & Sansom Streets Gross Area (square feet): 180 inches Year Built: 1957 Architect: Agustine Cardenas External Links:  Penn Art Collection ...
36
Ivy Composition #2

Located at: Law School Courtyard 50 leaves of various sizes on 5 main stems. Centered within granite pool Gross Area (square feet): 3 feet by 3 feet Year Built: 1993 Architect: Robert Lundgren External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
37
Wave Forms

Located at: 3401 Chestnut Street Gross Area (square feet): 34 feet high Year Built: 2007 Architect: Dennis Oppenheim
38
125 Years

Located at: Hill Square Environmental / Mixed. The Women's Sculpture Project transforms the Woodland Walk diagonal through Hill Square into a gateway to the University of Pennsylvania campus. Landscaping and lighting accentuate a poplar-lin... Read more
39
Eltanin

Located at: Labroatory for Research on the Structure of Matter, N.E. corner, 33rd & Walnut Donated by the Graduate School of Fine Arts. To give online go to: giveto.psu.edu Gross Area (square feet.): 5 foot 9 inches by 5 foot 9 inches b... Read more
40
We Lost - Art

Located at: 3205 Walnut Street Black painted, polygon form. Originally located in Blanche Levy Park in 1976, the sculpture has been refurbished and in 2013 is relocated to the green front lawn of the Singh Center For Nanotechnology. Gross A... Read more
41
War Memorial Flagpole

Located at: 33rd Street at Shoemaker Green A 6 figure grouping on 17 foot, hexagonal granite base. Pole is 84 feet high.In November 1952, Harold E. Stassen, President of the University, led the dedicatory exercises on a rainy Saturday after... Read more
42
Chuck Bednarick

Located at: North Arcade, Franklin Field Heroic standing figure.  Gross Area (square feet): 78 and a half inches by 24 inches by 24 inches Year Built: 2012 Architect: Brian Hanlon ...
43
George Munger

Located at: Franklin Field 70 inches, Height by 20 inches, Wide by 40 inches, Depth Bronze sculpture cast by Laran Foundry on 48 inches, Height by 52 inches, Wide by 50 inches, Depth Granite/limestone base, installed October 15th, 2002. Gro... Read more
44
The Youthful Franklin

Located at: Weightman Hall on 33rd Street. aka Benjamin Franklin 1/23. 96 inches high. Striding full figure. Pedestal by Paul P. Cret. 1910-1914 Gross Area (square feet): 96 inches high Year Built: 1910-1914 Architect: R. Tait McKenzie Exte... Read more
45
Asia - Art

Located at: University Museum, Entrance Gateway. South Side of Upper Gate, above arch. 1 of 4 companion pieces- 'America','Africa', 'Asia','Europe'. Gross Area (square feet): 7 inches high Year Built: 1931 Architect: Alexander Calder Extern... Read more
46
Europe - Art

Located: University Museum, Entrance Gateway. North Side of Upper Gate, above arch 1 of 4 companion pieces- 'America','Africa', 'Asia','Europe'. Gross Area (square feet): 76 inches high Year Built: 1931 Architect: Alexander Calder ...
47
Corinthian Column Capitals (N) - Art

Located at: University Museum, East Courtyard, on lawn. There are two Corinthian Column capitals - Jerash, Jordan (ancient Gerasa), Roman Period. Architect: Unknown External Links: Penn Museum ...
48
University Museum Fountain

Located at: University Museum, North side of east courtyard, on south facade of enclosure wall. Gross Area (square feet): 115 inches by 108 inches by 37 inches Year Built: 1920 Architect: Alexander Calder External Links: Penn Museum ...
49
Corinthian Column Capitals (S) - Art

Located at: University Museum, East Courtyard, on lawn. There are two Corinthian Column capitals - Jerash, Jordan (ancient Gerasa), Roman Period. Architect: Unknown External Links: Penn Museum ...
50
Africa - Art

Located at: University Museum, Entrance Gateway. North Side of Lower Gate, above arch 1 of 4 companion pieces- 'America','Africa', 'Asia','Europe'. Gross Area (square  feet): 76 inches high Year Built: 1931 Architect: Alexander Calder Exte... Read more
51
America - Art

Located at: University Museum, Entrance Gateway. South Side of Lower Gate, above arch 1 of 4 companion pieces- 'America','Africa', 'Asia','Europe'. Gross Area (square feet): 76 inches high Year Built: 1931 Architect: Alexander Calder Extern... Read more
52
Guardian Lion : Female

Located at: University Museum, East Courtyard, Flank Entrance Male &, Female Guardian Lions Lime Stone. From a pair at the entrance to a building in the Imperial City, Beijing, China, Ming Dynasty Architect: Unknown External Links: Penn... Read more
53
Guardian Lion : Male

Located at: University Museum, East Courtyard, Flank Entrance Male &, Female Guardian Lions Lime Stone. From a pair at the entrance to a building in the Imperial City, Beijing, China, Ming Dynasty Architect: Unknown External Links: Penn... Read more
54
Doorway Lintel: Center

Locate at: University Museum, Main Entrance. There are three (3), one each above entrance arches Year Built: 1931 Architect: Alexander Calder External Links: Penn Museum ...
55
Doorway Lintel: Right

Located at: University Museum, Main Entrance. There are three (3), one each above entrance arches Year Built: 1931 Architect: Alexander Calder External Links: Penn Museum ...
56
University Museum Arms / Insignia

Located at: University Museum, On Building Facade, at 2nd Level Gross Area (square feet): 54 inches high by 213 inches wide Year Built: 1920 Architect: Alexander Calder External Links: Penn Museum   ...
57
Doorway Lintel : Left

Located at: University Museum, Main Entrance. There are three (3), one each above entrance arches Year Built: 1931 Architect: Alexander Calder External Links: Penn Museum   ...
58
Lion's Head Fountain

Located at: University Museum, Upper Courtyard, at South End of Pool Gross Area (square feet): 17 inches by 17 inches Year Built: 1929 Architect: A. Stirling Calder External Links: Penn Museum ...
59
After Iyengar

Located at: Chemistry Laboratories - 1973 Wing, Lobby Gross Area (square feet): 190 inches by 90 inches by 90 inches Year Built: 1976 Architect: Robert Engman External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
60
Column + Capital

Located at: Hayden Hall Rear Lawn Column &, Capital (ancient Philadelphia) Roman Period. Philadelphia was a city of Lydia in the Aegean region of Turkey situated at the foot of Mount Tmolus, founded by Attalus Philadelphus. Architect: U... Read more
61
John Harrison 1773-1833

Located at: Open green between Hayden Hall and Chemistry Laboratories Bronze, standing figure (chemist). Some collaboration with S.T. Stevens. Bureau Brothers Foundry. 1% money $4,900.00, for relocation May 25th, 1973. Gross Area (square fe... Read more
62
Untitled - Art

Located at: Vagelos Labs IAST Gross Area (square feet): 90 inches by 32 inches by 46 inches Year Built: 1999 Architect: Robert Engman External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
63
Edgar Fahs Smith

Located at: Smith Walk on 34th Street. Seated figure Gross Area (square feet): 72 inches high Year Built: 1925 Architect: R. Tait McKenzie External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
64
Jerusalem Stabile - Art

Located at: Blanche Levy Park at Meyerson Hall   Maquette, painted red Gross Area (square feet): 90 inches by 144 inches by 174 inches Year Built: 1979 Architect: Alexander Calder External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
65
Polyhedron Forms (Black Forest) - Art

Located at: 34th & Walnut, South West Corner : Blanche Levy Park Painted black with have three, 16 foot plate steel, weighing 4,000 pounds, also known as Black Forest Gross Area (square feet): 130 inches by 48 inches by 96 inches Year B... Read more
66
Penn Monolith - Art

Located at: Southwest corner of 34th & Walnut Streets 20 foot high, 3 sided, black steel monolith, designed by Ivan Chermayeff (Chermayeff and Geismar), installed in 1979 on the southwest corner of 34th and Walnut Streets. Gross Area (s... Read more
67
Pan With Sundial - Art

Located at: Van Pelt Library, Rosengarten court Gross Area (square feet): 36 inches by 20 inches by 18 inches Year Built: 1938 Architect: Beatrice Fenton External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
68
#3 Williamsburg Series - Art

Located at: Van Pelt Library Center on the 3rd floor Gross Area (square feet): 36 inches by 48 inches by 36 inches Year Built: 1963 Architect: Robert Engman External Links: Penn Art Collection ...
69
Peace Symbol - Art

Located at: Van Pelt Library, Blanche Levy Park Stainless steel, welded. Designed and fabricated by 8 U of P Fine Arts students. Linquist was primary and R. Engman supervised. Gross Area (square feet): 156 inches by 104 inches by 3 inches Y... Read more
70
Split Button - Art

Located at: Blanche Levy Park at Van Pelt Library Painted Aluminum, White. 2,900 pounds, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen. Gross Area (square feet): 192 inches diameter Year Built: 1981 Architects: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Brugg... Read more
71
Benjamin Franklin - Art

Located at: Blanche Levy Park, in front of College Hall Seated bronze Franklin Gross Area (square feet): 81 inches high Year Built: 1899 Architect: John J. Boyle External Links: Penn Art Collection ...

 

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