“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

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Joan of Arc by artist Emmanuel Frémiet

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Joan of Arc by artist Emmanuel Frémiet

[Suzanne Lindsay] Joan of Arc endures today as a symbol of France, as a symbol of the French people, of French independence. This sculpture gives us the image of her at her greatest power. I’m Suzanne Lindsay, a professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania, here in Philadelphia. It was created by a…Continue reading Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Joan of Arc by artist Emmanuel Frémiet

“General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial” – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

“General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial” – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

[Anna Marley] Looking up at this grand, striding warrior you wonder, “how can this be a local boy who was born in 1844 from Chester County?” [Frances Kennedy] Galusha Pennypacker was only 20 when he was a brigade commander in the Civil War and was severely wounded in the attack of the United States forces…Continue reading “General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial” – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

“General Tadeusz Kosciuszko” by artist Marian Konieczny – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

“General Tadeusz Kosciuszko” by artist Marian Konieczny – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

[Alex Storozynski] Most Americans have no idea who Kosciuszko was. I’m Alex Storozynski, I wrote a biography of Kosciuszko. [Patricia Stewart] My name is Patricia Stewart, I teach art history courses at the University of the Arts here in Philadelphia. [Storozynski] Tadeusz Kosciuszko was born in Poland. [Stewart] He was a trained military engineer. [Storozynski]…Continue reading “General Tadeusz Kosciuszko” by artist Marian Konieczny – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

“The Reverend Dr. John Witherspoon” by artist Joseph A. Bailley – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

“The Reverend Dr. John Witherspoon” by artist Joseph A. Bailley – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

[Fred Heuser] Believe it or not, during the Revolutionary War, this man—the Rev John Witherspoon— was near the top of the British Army’s hit list. [Jeffrey Morrison] Witherspoon was burned in effigy by the British, and one of the King’s officers commented that Witherspoon, quote, “perhaps had not a less share in the Revolution than…Continue reading “The Reverend Dr. John Witherspoon” by artist Joseph A. Bailley – Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs by artist Nathan Rapoport

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs by artist Nathan Rapoport

[Edward Gastfriend] There was a time when people felt that the Jews, they go like sheep to the slaughter house. And since I was part of it, I felt that it is important the monument show segments of resistance. My name is Eddie Gastfriend and I was the chairman of the erection of the monument…Continue reading Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs by artist Nathan Rapoport