This exhibit is inspired by the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s reflective relationship to Paris’ famed Champs-Elysées, specifically the Rodin Museum. Right now the landscape surrounding Philadelphia’s home for Rodin is undergoing major renovation, and this exhibit provides a glimpse as to what the completed look will be come spring.
Here you’ll find a topiary version of Rodin’s The Thinker set among hawthorns and azaleas. “This formal design is based on bold colors, mass plantings, and sharp lines,” says T.J. Boudreau of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (One Parkway, 1515 Arch St., 10th Floor, Philadelphia., PA 19102). T.J. credits the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the large scrims that thematically tie the exhibit together.
If you like what you see at the Show—and we’re confident you will—be sure to admire the real Rodin Museum when the weather warms!
And vote for your favorite exhibit in the PNC People’s Choice Award!