We commission, preserve, interpret & promote public art in Philadelphia
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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

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Easily browse an expansive selection of public artworks

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All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (1934)

by J. Otto Schweizer (1863 - 1955)

The Honorable Samuel Beecher Hart, a Pennsylvania legislator and captain of the Gray Invincibles, proposed a memorial to the state’s African American military men who had served the United States in wartime.

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Liberty Bell (July 2020 - July 2021)

by Nancy Baker Cahill (1970 - )

Diana was also Saint-Gauden's first large-scale nude. When it came to Philly in 1932, Rev. Mary Hubbert Ellis – a c… https://t.co/7tMTAGQbOA

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Artist Rafael Ferrer Becomes National Academician

The artist is one of 15 elected to be National Academicians at the New Academy of Design, the leading society for visual artists and architects. Ferrer lived and worked in Philadelphia for many years and has been commissioned by the Association for Public Art.

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