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Philadelphia Sights

Curtis Center

  • 6th and Walnut Sts. Map It
  • Historic Area
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

The lobby of the Curtis Publishing Company building has a great treasure: a 15- by 50-foot glass mosaic mural, The Dream Garden, based on a Maxfield Parrish painting. It was executed by the Louis C. Tiffany Studios in 1916. The work's 260 colors and 100,000 pieces of opalescent hand-fired glass laced with gold leaf make it perhaps the finest Tiffany mural in the world. The mural has also been designated a "historic object" by the Philadelphia Historical Commission after its owner, the estate of a local art patron, put it up for sale for $9 million in 1998; the designation, the first in the city's history, stopped the sale and the mural remains in public view.

Sight Information

Address:

6th and Walnut Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States

Map It

Phone:

215-627–7280

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 9–5

Updated 05/19/2011

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