Smith Memorial Arch (1897-1912)
Voices heard in the programs:
Stacy Levy is an artist living in Pennsylvania who studied sculpture and forestry. She explores the relationships of the natural world and the built environment. Jeff Cohen is an architectural historian who focuses on the late 19th Century. He is a professor of architectural history at Bryn Mawr College. Michele Bogart is a professor of art history and criticism at Stony Brook University. She is the author of Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City, 1890-1930. Gregory Urwin is a professor of history at Temple University, where he specializes in military history, especially the political, sociological, institutional and cultural aspects of war. He worked on the Oscar-winning Civil War epic, Glory. Col. Keith Gibson is the Executive Director of Museum Programs at the Virginia Military Institute. He is the co-author of "Moses Ezekiel: Civil War Soldier, Renowned Sculptor," and has served as an historical consultant for several feature films and documentaries. Louis Kessler is an archivist at Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia, one of the oldest surviving synagogues in the United States. Andrew Coldren is a consultant for the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia. He is also the curator of the Salem County Historical Society in Salem, New Jersey.
Segment Producer: Rick Karr
The Association for Public Art (formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) presents Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO, an interpretive audio program for Philadelphia’s outdoor sculptures. Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO is presented in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the William Penn Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.