We commission, preserve, interpret & promote public art in Philadelphia.
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What We Do

The Association for Public Art (aPA) seeks to respond to the conditions of our time, creating a legacy and maintaining a heritage for future generations.

Explore Public Art

Easily browse an expansive selection of public artworks

Featured artwork

Big Bling (2016)

by Martin Puryear (1941 - )

The Association for Public Art, working with New York’s Madison Square Park Conservancy in a first-time collaboration, has brought internationally acclaimed artist Martin Puryear’s Big Bling to Philadelphia as a temporary installation on Kelly Drive.

Featured artwork

Coming to the Parkway in September – Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies (2017)

by Cai Guo-Qiang (1957 - )

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Featured Story

The Association for Public Art’s Historic Medal of Honor

As of 2017, only twelve medals have been awarded since the first was given in 1936, with recipients including Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and Mark di Suvero.

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