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Dream Garden Glass Mosaic

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Address: 601-45 Walnut Street, Independence Square West, in the Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA
Phone Number: 7326043444
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Breathtaking Piece of Art

An absolutely stunning glass mosaic located in the lobby of the former Curtis Publishing building (Saturday Evening Post) This resembles a Maxfield Parrish painting, but is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Marvin G
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

An absolutely stunning glass mosaic located in the lobby of the former Curtis Publishing building (Saturday Evening Post) This resembles a Maxfield Parrish painting, but is aglow with the reflected light from the thousands of glass fragments that compose this huge mosaic artwork.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Beautiful mosaic created with over 100,000 pieces of glass tile. Make sure to stop by when visiting the sites of historical Philadelphia. The short time you are there will be worth the visit!

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Once coveted by Steve Wynn, who tried to buy and remove the mural from its historic locale to take to Vegas to install in a casino. Philadelphians rose up to protect and save the mural in situ in the former home of Curtis publishing (Saturday Review and many other publications). If visiting historic sites such as Independence Hall -- just... More 

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Wrightstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Stunning piece of art. The precision and scale is breathtaking. Since the shading was so superb, at times, it seemed like a painting opposed to a mosaic. It is housed in the Curtis Building which is beautiful on its own, directly next to some lovely parks. Well worth a quick gander.

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The beauty of glass mosaic on a monumental scale, the Dream Garden is worthy of a few moments of your time when in the historic down-town area. You’ll find it inside the Curtis Center at S 7th Street. There’s a viewing seat on which to rest and no charge for entry.

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New York
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

make sure you walk across the street after visiting independence hall and take a moment to see this magnificent Tiffany glass mosaic that graces the lobby of the building across the street. We spent 15 minutes in this serene empty space sitting in deligted hushed silence taking I n this beautiful and little known work of art. Not to be... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Extraordinary Tiffany mosaic, made up of 100K pieces of glass in 250 colors; 15' by 49'. Seating area to (try to) take in the whole piece, but needs checking out up close, too. You are often alone with this work, anomalously situated in the Curtis Center. Note also the Center's impressive atrium, and all that marble. Across from Washington Square... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Dream Garden is a mosaic designed by Maxfield Parrish in 1915. It was executed by Tiffany Studios and is comprised of over 100,000 pieces of Tiffany glass. It is in the lobby (so it's free) of the Curtis Building (now defunct publisher of Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Home Journal, etc.). Steve Wynn (Las Vegas casino mogul) tried to buy it... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Enter on 6th Street side. Very beautiful mosaic. Worth a visit especially if already nearby to see Independence Hall and other historic sites.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take pictures. But not worth the money. I was expecting much more but left very disappointed.

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