Boaz Vaadia Sculptures Installed in Aviator Park

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For Immediate Release
August 24, 2011

(Philadelphia, PA) Artist Boaz Vaadia has installed three sculptures in The Sculpture Park at Moore. The Sculpture Park  is located in Aviator Park, across from the College.

Family with Dog – bronze, bluestone, boulder
Yo’ah with Dog – bronze, bluestone, boulder
Gilalay & Ginnetoy – bronze, bluestone, boulder.
These works are lent courtesy of the Boaz Vaadia Museum Collection and will be on display for a year. Paul Hubbard, graduate program manager for studio art, arranged for the loan of the sculptures.

Vaadia’s timeless, evocative stone figures now inhabit museums, cultural sites, art galleries and private collections. Born and raised in Israel, Vaadia moved to New York City in 1975 and established a studio in SoHo. He hand carves slices of slate and bluestone, shaping them to be layers in a kind of topographical map. He stacks the horizontal slabs until the graded silhouette of a person, animal or group emerges.
Vaadia is keeping a collection of castings, one from each edition, and a few of the original stone works, for loan to public museums and for exhibitions that travel. In the spring of 2005, two large pieces will be on loan for two years to the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

For more information on Boaz Vaddia's work, visit

Read a story about the sculptures in uwishunu

View more photos of the three sculptures here

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit
Published on August 24th, 2011