The Temple to Music is perhaps the most well-known and iconic structure in the Park.

The Temple to Music was built with a bequest from William Curtis Benedict, a successful olive oil merchant! Millions have attended hundreds of events at this beautiful building. The first performance, at the dedication of the Temple in 1924, drew 50,000 to hear the U.S. Marine Corps Band, members of the Metropolitan Opera, and the 284-member Providence Festival Chorus. Today the Temple hosts annual concerts by the Rhode Island Philharmonic and is especially popular for yoga, wedding and graduation photos, and great Instagram selfies!

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Date Erected:
1924
Architect:
Bellows and Aldrich

Did you know?
Each marble piece was quarried in Vermont and sent by train to be assembled in the Park.

on Self-Guided Tour of Notable Art

The Museum of Natural History and Providence Planning and Development Department provided content and technical services for this page. Local firm Functional 3D provided the 3-D scan of the statue. Thank you!

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