“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

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

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

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

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