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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

Atmosphere and Environment XII (1970)

by Louise Nevelson (1899 - 1988)

Atmosphere and Environment XII is a product of the mature style of Louise Nevelson, one of the most influential artists of the decades following World War II.

Featured artwork

Maja (1942)

by Gerhard Marcks (1889-1981)

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Featured News

aPA Speaks Out Against Censorship of Fireflies

Fireflies was applauded for its egalitarian, equitable and democratic values that are the heart of artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s work. The role of the artist and art in society is an important one, and suppressing artistic expression is not an acceptable position.

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