Passing Through

Passing Through 4 Satellite Sites

Passing Through 4 Satellite Sites

Passing Through: Altered Signage. 4 satellite sites of the citywide public art project. Photos by Meg Saligman and Sue Spolan.

Passing Through NEW I76

Passing Through NEW I76

Passing Through. Looking towards the mural from across the Schuylkill River. Interstate 76 traffic is out of view. The "Passing Though" highway sign connects 20 murals citywide. Photo by Meg Saligman and Sue Spolan.

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Passing Through Saligman2

Passing Through. Altered Signage.

Passing Through Meg Saligman2

Passing Through Meg Saligman2

Passing Through. Altered Signage.

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Passing Through Saligman4

Passing Through. Altered Signage.

Passing Through Saligman

Passing Through Saligman

Passing Through. Altered Signage. Designed by Juan Dimida.

Passing Through Meg Saligman

Passing Through Meg Saligman

Passing Through. Altered Signage.

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Passing Through.  2004-2005.  Nova color exterior acrylic and non woven media.  Passing Through occupies 15,000 square feet of space throughout the city.  Of that total, the centerpiece mural accounts for 5200 square feet.

Passing Through is the centerpiece mural for a citywide public art project designed by Meg Saligman.  With over 200,000 viewers passing by each day, Passing Through looms over the eastbound side of the Schuylkill Expressway, serving as a gateway into Philadelphia.  ”Altered signage” murals incorporate eavesdropped text (picked up while passing through) and can be found at 19 satellite locations throughout the city.  All these murals are connected by the “Passing Through” logo – a rendering of an interstate highway sign – creating a veritable treasure hunt.   Visitors discover their own reward.