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

Land Buoy (2014)

by Jody Pinto (1942 - )

A “mast-like” spire ascends into the sky with a 16-foot spiral staircase wrapping around its base. Visitors can climb the stairs to a platform that offers views up and down the Delaware River.

Featured artwork

Rock Form (Porthcurno) (1964)

by Barbara Hepworth (1903 - 1975)

@jwbussmann FYI – the Columbus and Marconi statues were not commissioned by the Association for Public Art and are… https://t.co/dHWGvdm4H2

Featured Story

The Disturbing and Inspiring History of the All Wars Memorial

A monument to the “unselfish devotion to duty” of African American military men was a rare objective in early 20th century America; the artist began his work, but the struggle to realize the memorial had just begun.

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