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Bicentennial Dawn

 
 
Bicentennial Dawn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. Bicentennial Dawn Marker
Inscription.  A Multi-Unit Sculpture
by Louise Nevelson
Bicentennial Dawn, Philadelphia
My search in life has been for a new seeing, a new image, a new insight, a new consciousness. This search includes the object as well as the in-between places – the dawns and the dusks, the objective world, the heavenly spheres, the places between the land and the sea… Man’s creations arrest the secret images that can be found in nature.
Bicentennial Dawn is a place, an environment that exists between night and day – solid and liquid – temporal and eternal substances. It can be experienced as a monument to the past as well as the spores of the future. Contemplation is the means by which we extend our awareness. Bicentennial Dawn is a contemplative experience in search of awareness that already exists in the human mind. The inner and the outer equal one.
Louise Nevelson
1975
 
Erected 1975.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 39° 57.063′ N, 75° 9.048′ 
Bicentennial Dawn, first unit, behind the lobby glass. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2013
2. Bicentennial Dawn, first unit, behind the lobby glass.
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W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and North 6th Street, on the left when traveling north on Market Street. The marker is on the James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indelible (within shouting distance of this marker); Rohm and Haas [Headquarters] (within shouting distance of this marker); Oney Escapes! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Names of the People Who Lived on This Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Contagion and Liberty (about 300 feet away); Chef Hercules (about 300 feet away); The President's House Site 1790-1800 (about 300 feet away); Enslaved Africans in the Household of George and Martha Washington (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Louise Nevelson. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Bicentennial Dawn (1976) by Louise Nevelson (1899 - 1988). "Association for Public Art" entry. (Submitted on April 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Bicentennial Dawn, second unit, behind the lobby glass. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
3. Bicentennial Dawn, second unit, behind the lobby glass.
Bicentennial Dawn, third unit, behind the lobby glass. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
4. Bicentennial Dawn, third unit, behind the lobby glass.
Louise Nevelson image. Click for full size.
By by Lynn Gilbert, 1976
5. Louise Nevelson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on April 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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Apr. 14, 2021