Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a museum that includes an immersive outdoor art installation and indoor galleries. Isaiah Zagar created the space using nontraditional materials such as folk-art statues, found objects, bicycle wheels, colorful glass bottles, hand-made tiles, and thousands of glittering mirrors. The site is enveloped in visual anecdotes and personal narratives that refer to Zagar’s life, family, and community, as well as references from the wider world such as influential art history figures and other visionary artists and environments.
Your private guide will take you through the main site, including areas not normally open to the public. Learn about PMG creator Isaiah Zagar, his background and influences, the materials and techniques used in his mosaics and the history of South Street and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.
Meet the Artist (Duration: 30 minutes) - Optional
Meet Isaiah Zagar, the artist who has mosaicked more than 200 public murals in Philadelphia. Isaiah Zagar will talk to you about his work and share personal stories. You will be encouraged to ask questions and discuss your own ideas about the artworks.