Join the Philadelphia Museum of Artâ€™s Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Amanda Sroka, for a tour of the Museumâ€™s one-acre Anne dâ€™Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Visit works by Scott Burton, Ellsworth Kelly, Claes Oldenburg, Franz West, and more. The tour will also include Sol LeWittâ€™s nearby installed, Lines in Four Directions in Flowers, its design conceived by landscape architects, OLIN, in 2012 based on the artistâ€™s 1981 proposal to the Fairmount Park Art Association, and carried out by Groundswell Design Group, LLC. Gracefully integrated into the existing landscape through its terraced architecture, the Sculpture Garden extends the Museumâ€™s vast galleries to the outdoors while strengthening its connections to the city and Fairmount Park.
The Anne dâ€™Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden was designed by OLIN landscape architects working with Atkin Olshin Schade Architects. It received official commendation from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency for its environmentally friendly design.
Tour meets at the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden's glass pavilion. Museum admission is not required to attend.
Image: Lines in Four Directions in Flowers, Sol LeWitt (American, 1928-2007). Commissioned by the Fairmount Park Art Association in 1981. Realized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2012 in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Photograph by Constance Mensh, Philadelphia Museum of Art.