Visiting Zeus in Philadelphia . Philly Museum of Art

February 22, 2005: One of my favorite things about visiting Philadelphia is visiting Zeus. I come back over and over again to stare up at him and admire his beauty. Zeus is the central figure on the pediment of the Northern frieze of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The sculptures were done by C. Paul Jennewein and awarded the Medal of Honor of the Architectural League.

The photo above shows Zeus at the center along with other Greek Gods and Goddesses. The photo below shows the same figures from a distance.

You can read more about Jennewein on this page from the State of New York’s Local Legacies Page: C. Paul Jennewein