The Dream Garden

The Dream Garden

If you’re traveling anywhere in center city near Independence Hall, take a few minutes and treat yourself to something really special.

Walk into the lobby of the Curtis Center on 6th Street between Chestnut and Walnut, and feast your eyes on The Dream Garden.

One of the most famous glass mosaics in the world, the shimmering masterpiece is a collaborative effort of two creative geniuses. Noted local artist Maxfield Parrish created the design. Louis Comfort Tiffany of Tiffany Studios executed it, using special iridescent favrile glass he patented.

As Inquirer Art Critic Edward J. Sozanski noted, the scene “more closely resembles a densely vegetated mountain landscape than a garden.”

To me, it looks like a beautiful sun-covered mountain scene with trees, flowers, walkways, a waterfall and more.