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February 23rd, 2007
Media Advisory: Philadelphia Announces the Spectacular Restoration of Alexander Milne Calder Sculptures Atop City Hall

Opportunity to see the restored sculptures up close and personal from the 35th Floor of Centre Square East

“Unveiling” of the eight newly-restored, colossal bronze sculptures on City Hall Tower, with information about the groundbreaking laser conservation process that will preserve them, and the additional plans that lie ahead.

Mayor John F. Street
Managing Director Pedro Ramos
Andrzej Dajnowski, Director, Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio, Inc.
Anne d’Harnoncourt, Director and CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rebecca Rimel, President and CEO, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Monday February 26th at 2:00 PM

1500 Market Street
Centre Square East Tower, 35th Floor
(Please enter from 16th Street.)

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Margot Berg at 215-686-4596.
Refreshments will be served.

Margot Berg, 215-686-4596
City of Philadelphia, Public Art Program
Norman Keyes, 215-684-7862
Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Public Art Program of the City of Philadelphia, consisting of the Percent for Art Program and the Conservation and Collection Management Program, supports the commissioning of new works of art and oversees the preservation of the City’s public art collection. For more information visit

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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