The fountain which was designed by Wilson Eyre, Jr. and Alexander Striling Calder, was opened to the public in July 1924. It was erected in memory of Dr. Wilson Cary Swann, founder of the Philadelphia Fountain Society. The fountain consists of three main figures; the girl with the swan represents the Wissahickon River, the woman with the swan the Schuykill River, and the figure with the fish the Delaware river.
Source: Swann Memorial Fountain (1924. associationforpublicart.org. Retrieved from associationforpublicart.org/artwork/swann-memorial-fountain/#
Sculpted by Walter Hancock in 1950 as the Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial, it shows the Archangel Michael holding a dead soldier. It is inscribed with the names of railroad employees who died in WWII.
Source: Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial.associationforpublicart.org.Retrieved from associationforpublicart.org
It is the western terrace of the Philadelphia Art Museum, upon which stands statues of Revolutionary War heros, such as Generals Lafayette, Montgomery, Pulaski and von Steuben, as well as John Paul Jones and Nathanael Greene. In 1896 General William Reilly willed funds for the creation of the Terrace. Statues of Generals Lafayette, Montgomery, Pulaski and von Steuben were selected in 1949. John Paul Jones's statue was added in 1957, General Greene's in 1962.
Source: William M. Reilly Memorial.associationforpublicart.org.Retrieved from associationforpublicart.org
The Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs is a statue by Nathan Rapoport located at 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It was presented to Philadelphia by the Federation of Jewish Agencies in 1964.
Source: Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs.associationforpublicart.org.Retrieved from associationforpublicart.org
It is of Joan of Arc. Created by Emmanuel Fremier in 1874, it was bought by the Fairmount Park Art Association in 1890 and placed near the eastern approach to the Girard Avenue Bridge. The sculpture was moved to its current location in 1948. An almost identical sculpture by Fremier stands in the Place des Pyramides in Paris.
Source: Joan of Arc.associationforpublicart.org.Retrieved from associationforpublicart.org
"Rocky," a depiction of the actor Sylvester Stallone as the fictional boxer, Rocky Balboa, that was featured in the 1982 film, Rocky III. The statue was filmed at the top of the museum steps and then donated to the city by Sylvester Stallone. After complaints from museum officials and citizens that it was a "movie prop" and not art, the statue was relocated to the Spectrum. In 1990, the 30th anniversary of the original "Rocky" film, the statue was moved back to the museum, but at the foot of the steps. Tourists from all over the world line up to have photos taken with Rocky.
Source: Rocky Statue.ushistory.org.Retrieved from ushistory.org/oddities/rocky.htm
Along Kelly Drive you can see a bronze casting of The Pilgrim. Also in the Park are his bust of President James Garfield and his allegorical figure, The Republic.
Source: The Pilgrim.associationforpublicart.org.Retrieved from associationforpublicart.org
Frederick Remington was the sculptor of the Cowboy located on Kelly Avenue near the Girard Avenue Bridge.
Source: Cowboy.associationforpublicart.org.Retrieved from associationforpublicart.org
In front of the African American Museum in Philadelphia is a statue of Crispus Attucks by Reginald Beauchamps. Attucks was an escaped slave who led protesters against British troops in Boston. He became the first casualty of the American Revolution when he was shot and killed in what became known as the Boston Massacre.
Source: Crispus Attucks. pbs.org. www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p24.html
Claes Oldenburg's "Clothespin" statue.
Source: Clothespin (1976).associationforpublicart.org.Retrieved from associationforpublicart.org
Daniel Chester French created the figure of Grant and Edward C. Potter sculpted his horse. The pedestal was designed by architect Frank Miles Day.
Source: General Ulysses S. Grant.associationforpublicart.org.Retrieved from associationforpublicart.org
These figures from Greek mythology illustrate the theme of profane and sacred love. From left to right they are: Eos, Nous, Adonis, Hippomenes as a lion, Eros, Aphrodite, Zeus, Demeter, Triptolemus, Ariadne, Theseus, Minotaur, Python.
Source: Philadelphia Museum of Art Pediment.http://dcmemorials.com.Retrieved from dcmemorials.com
Stanford White designed the granite plinth on which the statue The Republic sits. The Republic is part of the James Garfield Monument, created in 1895 by August Saint-Gaudens. The monument is located on Kelly Drive, south of Girard Avenue Bridge, in Fairmount Park.
Source: James A. Garfield Monument (1895).http://www.associationforpublicart.org.Retrieved from www.associationforpublicart.org/artwork