“Smith Memorial Arch” (2 of 2) by Various Artists – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

“Smith Memorial Arch” (2 of 2) by Various Artists – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

[Gregory Urwin] The military figures in the Smith Memorial Arch are all considered sons of Pennsylvania, so they reflect the state pride in the role that the Keystone State played in the preservation of the Union which was quite significant. I’m Gregory Urwin. I’m a professor of History at Temple University where I specialize in…Continue reading “Smith Memorial Arch” (2 of 2) by Various Artists – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Cowboy by artist Frederic Remington

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Cowboy by artist Frederic Remington

[Ed LaVarnway] People might be wondering ‘Why a Cowboy?’ in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. It was done by Frederick Remington who made his fame largely on depicting hyper realistic imagery from the old west. My name is Ed LaVarnway I am executive director of the Frederick Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York. Remington was born…Continue reading Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Cowboy by artist Frederic Remington

“Abraham Lincoln” by artist Randolph Rogers – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

“Abraham Lincoln” by artist Randolph Rogers – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

[Kirk Savage] Abraham Lincoln is shown seated, and holding a pen, a quill pen, in his right hand, and a piece of paper in his left hand, gazing up as if to the heavens. So the question is, what is he signing? I’m Kirk Savage, I have studied public memorials for most of my professional…Continue reading “Abraham Lincoln” by artist Randolph Rogers – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial — North Terrace

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial — North Terrace

[Penny Balkin Bach] The sculptors for this terrace were selected from the third and final sculpture international exhibition in 1949. Over 250,000 people came to see the works on exhibition and there were over 250 different works to see. The event was unbelievably popular and widely covered by the national press. At the time, even…Continue reading Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial — North Terrace

General John Fulton Reynolds and General George McClellan – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

General John Fulton Reynolds and General George McClellan – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

[Gregory Urwin] The equestrian statue of John Reynolds captures him in action on the first day at Gettysburg, July 1st, 1863. We see here a resolute commander, a decisive commander, pointing as if to say this is the ground where the army should fight. And seconds later he will be dead. A Confederate bullet will…Continue reading General John Fulton Reynolds and General George McClellan – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – The Washington Monument by artist Rudolph Siemering

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – The Washington Monument by artist Rudolph Siemering

[Robert Harris Sproat] Just look up at that. [Anna O. Marley] If you’re standing right underneath, it’s very hard to see his face. [Sproat] But that is Washington. I’m Bob Sproat. I’m a past president of the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania. It’s the oldest patriotic organization in the country and it essentially…Continue reading Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – The Washington Monument by artist Rudolph Siemering

“Major General George Gordon Meade” by artist Alexander Milne Calder – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

[James Mundy] Meade was Philadelphia’s hometown hero. [Rob Armstrong] He was the victorious general at the battle of Gettysburg, which turned the tide of the Civil War. [Michael Panhorst] General Meade had only been put in command of those forces three days earlier, so it was quite a quick rise to the occasion. [Mundy] The…Continue reading “Major General George Gordon Meade” by artist Alexander Milne Calder – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Kopernik by artist Dudley Talcott

[Derrick Pitts] When you look at the sculpture you can immediately identify that it is something astronomical. [Joe Zazyczny] The center is the sun. [Pitts] And the ring, going around the center. [Zazyczny] Riding around in a circle [Pitts] Reminds us that we are not the center of the universe. I’m Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer…Continue reading Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Kopernik by artist Dudley Talcott

“Calder Statues” by artist Alexander Stirling Calder – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

“Calder Statues” by artist Alexander Stirling Calder – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

[Music] [Kathleen Foster] These sculptures are larger than life. They’re nine feet tall and if you look closely you’ll notice that the figures are elongated and the heads lean forward at you. It’s because they were going to place these figures high overhead and you’d see them from below. [Reverend Doctor Beth Hessel] The men…Continue reading “Calder Statues” by artist Alexander Stirling Calder – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO