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Dream Garden Glass Mosaic

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Address: 601 Walnut St # 45, in the Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3323
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Wonderful detour near Washington Square

So glad I walked in on my way through Washington Square to National Constitutional Center. It's an amazing piece of art. Yes, parts are being renovated but its beauty is apparent.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So glad I walked in on my way through Washington Square to National Constitutional Center. It's an amazing piece of art. Yes, parts are being renovated but its beauty is apparent.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's close to independence hall so very convenient to stop by if you are already in the area. However, when I was there on April 19th, it looked as though it was being renovated. It looked as though there were lots of pieces of masking tape on the mosaic for where repairs needed to be made? Still beautiful to see... More 

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Thank Abbey Q
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Simply stunning 100 year old Tiffany glass mosaic. It is just amazing what someone could do just using pieces of colored glass! The setting sun reflecting off of the tree trunk and the hills behind it, Just wow!

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Directly across from independence hall in an office building lobby lies an incredible mosaic masterpiece . This is not a long event it is the only thing there but definitely worth stopping in .

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Thank Todd A
Milford, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been wanting to see this beautiful mural for over a decade and was so glad/happy to finally see it. It's better than I imagined! Gorgeous Tiffany favrile glass in sumptuous Maxfield Parrish artwork. The more you relax and look at it, the more things you start to see. Bonus? It's FREE! It is kinda sad that it's rather hidden... More 

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Thank Linda H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a huge floor to ceiling mosaic in the lobby of The Curtis Center at Walnut and 6th St. It was designed as a collaboration between Maxfield Parrish and Louis Comfort Tiffany and will amaze you. Just walk into the building and take a look!

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Thank RickMIusa
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Philadelphia hidden gem and cannot miss sight is located inside the Curtis Center. The Tiffany Mosaic is a beautiful art piece open and free to the public for viewing and admiring. I highly recommend a visit here to experience a Maxfield Parrish original.

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Thank Audrey C
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Located in the lobby of The Curtis Center is a radiant mosaic which was designed in collaboration between Maxfield Parrish and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Composed of more than 100,000 pieces of favrile glass, each one is hand-fired to achieve absolute perfection in each of the 260 colors. Take a moment out of your busy day, sit on one of the... More 

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new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I stumbled onto this wonderful piece of art quite by accident. It's called THE DREAM GARDEN and was constructed by Tiffany Studios in 1914-15. It's made of Favorite Glass I think. It covers the whole back wall of the Curtis Building at 6th & Walnut and is across the street from the West entrance to Independence Hall. It is so... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is a soothing experience in Philadelphia’s summer heat to walk into the cool Curtis Center Building (Walnut and 6th St.) and, at the end of the lobby, encounter the enchantingly spring-like Dream Garden mosaic, a 49 x 15 ft pastoral landscape in 260 shades of the most luscious colors and color shades. As a gesture of civic pride, the... More 

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