The late director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been honored: a sculpture garden has been named after her.
KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports the year-old site outside the museum is now known as the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden.
Gail Harrity is the museum’s president:
“With beautiful views overlooking the Waterworks, the river, Fairmount Park — a great tribute to Anne’s legacy as our late director of the museum. We’re celebrating the installation of Claes Oldenburg’s [‘Giant Three-Way Plug, Scale A’], which was generously given by the Pincus’ in Anne’s honor.”
The plug sculpture sits across from the West Entrance to the museum. It’s the first sculpture leading visitors down the garden path.
The road leading up to the West Entrance, formerly known as Art Museum Drive, also has been renamed. It’s now being called Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.