Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture - All Areas

Bartram’s Garden(West Philly)

Bartram's Garden, Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

A National Historic Landmark where you relax, tour, explore, and learn at!

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The Oval(The Parkway)

2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130

Philadelphia’s "Park on the Parkway" is programmed every summer by Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation with free music, movies, fitness classes, and activities for all ages.

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Thorfinn Karlsefni (1918) by Einar Jonsson(East Fairmount Park)

Thorfinn Karlsefni was said to have visited America’s shores as early as 1004. J. Bunford Samuel invited the Icelandic artist, Einar Jonsson, to create a sculpture of the icelandic hero.

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Cowboy (1908) by Frederic Remington(East Fairmount Park)

Installed in 1908, this sculpture by Frederic Remington is one of the country’s earliest examples of a site-specific work.

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Major General George Gordon Meade (1887) by Alexander Milne Calder(West Fairmount Park)

Built in memory of the Union general who defeated Lee at Gettysburg, this monument was sculpted by Alexander Milne Calder in 1887, also responsible for the iconic William Penn statue atop Philadelphia’s City Hall.

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Ellen Philips Samuel Memorial (1933-61) Various artists(East Fairmount Park)

This memorial, emblematic of American history, includes three terraces and seventeen sculptures that were commissioned over a period of thirty years.

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Memorial Hall – Please Touch Museum(Cultural Institutions)

Please Touch Museum, Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA, United States

In 1876, the Centennial Exhibition, the first major World’s Fair held in the United States, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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General Ulysses S. Grant (1897) by Daniel Chester French and Edward C. Potter(East Fairmount Park)

This sculpture, which depicts General Grant surveying a battlefield, was dedicated on April 27, 1899 to coincide with the 77th anniversary of Grant's birth.

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Pavilion in the Trees (1993) by Martin Puryear(West Fairmount Park)

Martin Puryear’s Pavilion in the Trees is an amenity located near the Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park. A 60 foot walkway leads across a natural basin to an observation platform—a square deck covered by a latticed canopy—that rises twenty-four feet above the ground

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James A. Garfield Monument (1895) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens(East Fairmount Park)

Following the assassination of James A. Garfield in 1881, the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art) established a fund to commission a fitting memorial.

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