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.

Explore Public Art

Easily browse an expansive selection of public artworks

Featured artwork

The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation (2010)

by Emanuel Kelly
Kelly/Maiello Architects
Lorene Cary (1956 - )
Louis Massiah

The commemorative site pays homage to nine documented enslaved persons of African descent who were part of the Washington household, and addresses the topic of slavery in the early history of the United States.

Featured artwork

A Quest for Parity: The Octavius V. Catto Memorial (2017)

by Branly Cadet (1966-)

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Featured Story

3 Public Art Moments of 2018 Thanks to Our Members

When you become a member, you’ll help the Association for Public Art bring artists’ visions to life, preserve Philadelphia’s cultural treasures, and invite people to learn more about public art through unique programs and events.

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