outlet on the hill

In December of 1959, Philadelphia’s City Council adopted one of the first Percent for Art Ordinances in the nation. The goal of the Percent for Art Program is to commission artists to create outstanding and enduring artwork, which will respond specifically to public spaces.
Since 1959 more than 300 works of art have been commissioned through the City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program. 

The outlet on the hill is not part of this ordinance but is one of the many public art installations in Philly.

Giant Three-Way Plug (1970)

Claes Oldenburg

near the Philadelphia Art Museum Parking Garage


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