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Parkway Centennial Art Jennifer Steinkamp/Proposal for Winter Fountains, 2017

'Winter Fountains for the Parkway,' by artist Jennifer Steinkamp, was commissioned by the Parkway Council with the Association for Public Art for Parkway 100 and with major support from the William Penn Foundation.

March 23, 2017

Animated domes to light up Ben Franklin Parkway for centennial

Installation being funded through $1.25 million grant from William Penn Foundation

Colorful video projections will dance atop five colossal, beaded domes to be strategically sprinkled along the Parkway Museums District next winter as the centerpiece of the Ben Franklin Parkway’s centennial celebration.

The public art installation, the work of Los Angeles artist Jennifer Steinkamp, is being funded through a $1.25 million grant from the William Penn Foundation and was commissioned by the museum district's Parkway 100, the group spearheading the year's birthday events.


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Based on Steinkamp's renderings and descriptions, the installation looks to be pretty epic.

The five architectural domes, each measuring 7.5 feet high and 35 feet in diameter, will be covered with glass beading, producing a shimmering beauty during the day and providing a vintage-era movie screen projection surface at night for the artist’s flowing video animations.
NoneJennifer Steinkamp/Proposal for Winter Fountains, 2017

'Winter Fountains for the Parkway,' by artist Jennifer Steinkamp, was commissioned by the Parkway Council with the Association for Public Art for Parkway 100 and with major support from the William Penn Foundation.


Here's a glimpse at some of Steinkamp's exhibited works to get a feel for her vibe.


 

More on the Ben Franklin Parkway's centennial celebration, including information of exhibitions and events, can be found here.