The Sculpture Garden
The Museum’s new, one-acre, terraced Sculpture Garden was designed by Olin landscape architects working with Atkin Olshin Schade Architects. It received official commendation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency for its environmentally friendly design. The Museum worked closely with Olin to incorporate plantings that attract and provide a sustaining habitat for local wildlife—and was recognized for that effort with a Citation of Merit from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The Sculpture Garden presents a superb and versatile outdoor setting for the appreciation of art, offering a lively experience of sculpture for both the casual passerby and devoted art lovers. Gracefully integrated into the existing landscape, the Sculpture Garden extends the Museum’s vast galleries to the outdoors while strengthening the Museum’s connections to the city and Fairmount Park. Its pathways and vistas, green space, and water feature create a variety of spaces for art while maintaining an open setting that invites Philadelphia’s public to explore a new expression of the Museum’s goal to make more art available to an ever-growing audience.
As the Sculpture Garden’s grounds will reflect the changing seasons, so will its artistic offerings.