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.

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Easily browse an expansive selection of public artworks

Featured artwork

Social Consciousness (1954)

by Sir Jacob Epstein (1880 - 1959)

The Eternal Mother, seated with arms outstretched, casts a stern, sorrowful look at visitors who enter the west doors of the Art Museum. Flanking her are two standing female figures: one representing Compassion and another that personifies Death.

Featured artwork

Atmosphere and Environment XII (1970)

by Louise Nevelson (1899 - 1988)

Featured Story

Conservation for Walt Whitman and Other Philadelphia Treasures

Philadelphia’s Walt Whitman sculpture by artist Jo Davidson gets special treatment just in time for poet’s 200th birthday. WHYY interviewed our conservation team about the process (VIDEO).

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