It’s Friday, February 5, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)
Take an audio virtual tour of Philadelphia’s public art with the aid of this website from the Association for Public Art.
Select from more than 60 sculptures such as:
- Abraham Lincoln by Randolph Rogers
- Areo Memorial and Duck Girl, by Paul Manship
- Charioteer of Delphi
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial by Hermon Atkins MacNeil
- Cowboy by Frederic Remington
- Deinonychus by Kent Ullberg
- Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial – various artists, all terraces
- General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial by Henry Baerer
- Frank L. Rizzo Monument by Zenos Frudakis
- General Ulysses S. Grant by Daniel Chester & Edward C. French & Potter
- Joan of Arc by Emmanuel Frémiet
- John Wanamaker by John Massey Rhind
- Lion Crushing a Serpent by Antoine-Louis Barye
- Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs by Nathan Rapoport
- Rocky by A. Thomas Schomberg
- Smith Memorial Arch by various artists
- The Lion Fighter by Albert Wolff
- The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther by August Kiss
- The Thinker by Auguste Rodin
- Washington Monument by Rudolf Siemering
- Major General George Gordon Mead, Shakespeare Memorial, Swann Memorial Fountaine, William Penn by Alexander Milne Calder
- And much more!
What makes this resource unique is that it provides audios narrated by various people describing the work of art, its history, and more related interesting information. Not only can audios can be downloaded or a free smartphone app accessed for those lucky enough to visit the sites in person, but there are also audio slideshows on the website that include narrated videos and images of the locations. There are also a few lesson plans available for download.
This virtual tour will be a great addition to your history and art studies.