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Dream Garden Glass Mosaic

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 601 Walnut St # 45, in the Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3323
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Amazing mosiac

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... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 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!

Thank Rudolfo699
Palm Beach, Florida
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96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 .

Thank Todd A
Milford, Michigan, United States
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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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 

Thank Linda H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 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!

Thank RickMIusa
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106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

Thank Audrey C
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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 

Thank Skydancer1955
new jersey
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 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 

Thank Girlfromsouthmain
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

Thank Elisabeth B
Delray Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Dream Garden is a gem hidden just a block from Independence Hall in the Curtis Building. The beautiful glass mosaic was created for the lobby of the Beaux Arts style building by Maxfield Parrish and Louis Comfort Tiffany - a collaboration that yielded a dreamlike landscape of glowing glass tiles. It is romantic and other-worldly --like a large painting... More 

Thank dzphillips
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Considered on of the great artistic collaborations of the 20th Century this Dream Garden is just minutes from the Historic District/Liberty Bell in the Curtis Center lobby. Find it and be rewarded with the experience of viewing this masterpiece which could be of greater value than the building which contains it. Curtis publishing was a major force in the 20th... More 

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