The city's grand boulevard of almost-realized cultural dreams.. In Short The city's grand cultural institutions are crowded near the Logan Circle end. Pick from the Free Library, Franklin Institute or the Academy of Natural Sciences. The Museum of Art and Rodin Museum keep watch on Eakins Oval. The late-19th century's "City Beautiful" movement had at its heart projects exactly of the Parkway's type: long, straight thoroughfares directed at monumental cultural attractions.