Move over Rocky: New exhibit takes over the Philadelphia Art Museum steps

Hadas Kuznits
January 26, 2019 - 8:45 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Visitors who ran up the famous Art Museum steps this weekend, got a chance to come face-to-face with a new temporary outdoor exhibit.

The exhibit known as "Stand" was created by the British artist Antony Gormley.

"It looks pretty cool,” said John Grogan of New York. “I mean, a lot of people are paying attention to it, so I like it."

The ten cast-iron sculptures each stand over 10-feet tall and since there's no description, visitors are invited to use their imaginations to determine what it is they're seeing.

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"I don't know what they represent, unless it's to guard this," said Kyle Cooper.

Reporter: It looks like a guard to you?

"Yeah,” he replied.

"To me they look like that little boxing game that we used to play,” explained Frankie Gardner. “You used to hit a button and they would like fight each other,"

Reporter: "Rock 'em sock 'em (robots)?"

"Yeah,” he said. “That's exactly what it reminds me of."

Almost all of the visitors had fun and creative thoughts about what they saw.

If you want to check out the exhibit for yourself, Gormley’s “Stand” exhibit will be at the top of the museum steps until June 16.