Aviator Park is the perfect spot to grab a bite or people-watch as the summer sunshine fades into crisp fall. (Photo courtesy Moore)
Internationally known artist Boaz Vaadia has installed three sculptures in Aviator Park (also known as Moore’s Sculpture Park), located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway adjacent to The Franklin Institute and Moore College of Art & Design.
The sculptures are named: Family with Dog, Yo’ah with Dog and Ginalay & Ginnetoy. They’re all made from bronze, bluestone and boulder. Israeli-born Vaadia hand carves, slices and shapes his materials into layers, stacking the horizontal slabs into a graded silhouette of a person, animal or group.
The works are lent courtesy of the Boaz Vaadia Museum Collection, comprised of the final piece of nearly every bronze cast of Vaadia’s figurative sculptures, and will be on display for a year. Moore’s Professor Paul Hubbard arranged for the loan of the sculptures.
The park is an open, green, family-friendly oasis after extensive reconstruction by Center City District in 2007, complete with new paved walkways, plantings, benches, trash receptacles and light fixtures.
So, especially with the new artwork, it’s a great spot to dine or people-watch as the sunny summer weather fades into the fresh fall.
Aviator Park a.k.a Moore’s Sculpture Park
20th and Race Streets