PHILADELPHIA | Calder Gardens

A new initiative spotlighting the artistic genius and enduring impact of Alexander Calder will open in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. Featuring a building conceived by Pritzker Prize-winning design practice Herzog & de Meuron and gardens by internationally acclaimed Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf, Calder Gardens is dedicated to the art and ideas of Calder, a native Philadelphian and one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Read more.

The groundbreaking took place in fall 2022 and doors are scheduled to open to the public at the end of 2024.


This is underway too. Can’t wait to see what they have on the Statue of William Penn, along with the Calder family’s other works in Philly


Looks like something IM Pei designed 50 years ago. Still cool though.

Why doesn’t the website say where in Philadelphia this is actually located?

Does anyone know?

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Both the web site and the article have a map (the same map) showing the location clearly, along with a description.

On the web site, go to FAQ: Where will it be located?

The site is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 21st and 22nd Streets, across from the Barnes Foundation and the Rodin Museum.


Here’s the site map placed onto Google Earth. The green highlight in the center is the building, the circular parts are the entrance and sunken garden while the rectangular part is the two story exhibition. And of course, the rest of the site will be the parkway garden