Eternalized Moment: Edith Neff's Mural Commission for the Science Center
It’s a curious thing about public art: since it’s rarely a destination in itself, you can pass it by without notice, countless times. In Philadelphia - a city known for its proliferation of public art - a mural can easily blend into the backdrop of daily life, until one day you “find” it, as if for the first time. On the second floor of the Quorum, there is a large-scale painting worth seeking out. Painted by the late Edith Neff, this masterwork of Philadelphia Realism captures a specific moment in the history of the city.