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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 3-Way Electrical Plug Sculpture

A 1970 sculpture by Claes Oldenburg (1929-2022), "Giant Three Way Plug, Scale A," is 10-ft long, made of Cor-Ten steel and bronze. Plugged in near the museum since 2010.

Waterworks Dr., Philadelphia, PA
On the grounds of Philadelphia Art Museum, between the parking garage and the back entrance.
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3-way plug.

3-Way Electrical Plug Sculpture

Here's to an electrifying trip to Philly!

[Cheryl Ann Rondinelli, 12/13/2014]

Note to all children at home: please don't follow this example.

3-way electrical plug.

3-Way Electrical Plug Sculpture

The 3-Way Electrical Plug sculpture is now on the grounds of Philadelphia Art Museum, between the parking garage and the back entrance of the museum. The Rocky Statue is in the front of the museum and can be seen from the road.

[Kathy, 07/06/2013]

Plug and gal.

3-Way Electrical Plug Sculpture

While walking near Waterworks Dr., after visiting Boathouse Row, we came across what I assume is the world's largest plug/outlet. It was pretty neat to see up close. There was a sign that said "Please don't touch," so naturally, I scoffed and touched it. I don't know if it was coincidence or not, but as soon as I did, a security guy came walking around the corner. He didn't say anything, but I didn't touch it again.

If you are facing the Art Museum, go to your left towards the water. You won't miss it, and it's a beautiful walk.

[Danielle, 10/15/2011]

And don't put your tongue in the giant wall socket. This famous Claes Oldenburg sculpture plugged into the landscape near the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2010.

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