Rocky Statue

by A. Thomas Schomberg

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The bronze version of the Italian Stallion

Credit: J. Smith for GPTMC

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1980
Located at the bottom of the famous Art Museum steps

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One of Philadelphia’s most famous pieces of public art is a bigger-than-life boxer… literally.

Originally created for Rocky III, the sculpture is now a real-life monument to a celluloid hero. The fictional Rocky Balboa of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky movies was immortalized in bronze in 1980. After filming for the movie completed, Stallone donated the statue to the City of Philadelphia.

The statue is located at the bottom of the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, so be sure to get a photo with Rocky Balboa himself.