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 with new commissions, while interpreting and preserving public art for future generations

Explore Public Art

Easily browse an expansive selection of public artworks

Featured artwork

Atmosphere and Environment XII (1970)

by Louise Nevelson (1899 - 1988)

Atmosphere and Environment XII is a product of the mature style of Louise Nevelson, one of the most influential artists of the decades following World War II.

Featured artwork

Maja (1942)

by Gerhard Marcks (1889-1981)

WATCH: Before Gerhard Marcks' "Maja" could return to public view in Philadelphia after decades in storage, the bron… https://t.co/QihMMd1IOx

Featured News

Conservation for Labor Monument, Sleeping Woman, Other Works

Our conservation efforts involved a little bit of everything this year: laser treatments, power washing, new wood slats, fresh paint, the classic bronze waxing – even lipstick and gum removal. Each spring, the Association provides conservation treatment for 30+ artworks in Philadelphia and take on special projects as needed.

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