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

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Easily browse an expansive selection of public artworks

Featured artwork

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.

Featured artwork

Liberty Bell (July 2020 - July 2021)

by Nancy Baker Cahill (1970 - )

"What is public art and why is it important? To me, the answer can be found in a little four-word phrase used as a… https://t.co/QDb8e3nIKR

Featured Story

Tucked Away and Worth the Trek: Hidden Gems in Philadelphia

A virtual mini tour of some of the city’s hidden public art gems with the Association’s Executive Director.

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