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

Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial (1933 – 1961)

by Various Artists

The Association for Public Art established and maintains the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. The Memorial includes three terraces and seventeen sculptures that were commissioned over a period of thirty years.

Featured artwork

Atmosphere and Environment XII (1970)

by Louise Nevelson (1899 - 1988)

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Featured Story

3 Public Art Moments of 2018 Thanks to Our Members

When you become a member, you’ll help the Association for Public Art bring artists’ visions to life, preserve Philadelphia’s cultural treasures, and invite people to learn more about public art through unique programs and events.

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