Rock Chair - Philadelphia, PA
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N 39° 58.031 W 075° 10.888
18S E 484502 N 4424130
Quick Description: This abstract art can be found at the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden located behind the west end of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2013 6:28:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMHQTC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

Rock Chair was sculpted by American Artist Scott Burton (1939 - 1989). The chair was sculpted in 1981 and is composed of Georgia marble. The sculpture was a gift from Suzanne and Robert Morgan in 1983. This chair represent a collection of similar sculpted pieces. In 1980, Scott began the Rock Chair Series which comprised much more monumental, sculpted objects, carved as if from a single boulder with two simple cuts.

The Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden is located behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on the elevated terrace adjacent to landscape architectural firm Olin’s gorgeous Sol LeWitt garden.

There are many beautiful works of art using all sorts of mediums spread throughout this terraced area on the Museum's west end. Located on top of a brand new parking facility, this artfully landscaped green “gallery without walls” is located between the Azalea Garden and the museum’s West Entrance. This area overlooks the river and the Fairmount Water Works. There always seems to be something new added as recently two new members joined the sculpture club. The garden is dedicated to the museum’s late director Anne d’Harnoncourt, and reflects her passions for art and the city of Philadelphia. the sculpture garden is open to the public throughout museum hours.

Title: Rock Chair

Artist: Scott Burton

Media (materials) used: Georgia Granite

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden

Date of creation or placement: Unknown

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