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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

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 (2020)

by Nancy Baker Cahill (1970 - )

Nancy Baker Cahill's #LibertyBellAR project is available in Philly, Boston, DC, Charleston, Selma, and the Rockaway… https://t.co/Ikll5VfugA

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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