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

Aero Memorial (1948)

by Paul Manship (1885 – 1966)

Located opposite the main entrance of the Franklin Institute, the bronze sphere is dedicated to the aviators who died in World War I.

Featured artwork

Walt Whitman (1939, cast 1957)

by Jo Davidson (1883 - 1952)

Heading to the Kidchella concert at @SmithPlayground? You can catch all these Kelly Drive sculptures along the way!… https://t.co/KnO4WqZ3Ut

Featured Story

Conservation for Walt Whitman and Other Philadelphia Treasures

Philadelphia’s Walt Whitman sculpture by artist Jo Davidson gets special treatment just in time for poet’s 200th birthday. WHYY interviewed our conservation team about the process (VIDEO).

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