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

Benjamin Franklin (on a bench) (1987)

by George Lundeen (1948 - )

Sitting on a bench with a newspaper in hand and a pigeon at his side, this sculpture was a gift from the University of Pennsylvania’s class of 1962.

Featured artwork

Keys To Community (2003)

by James Peniston (1973 - )

@PhillyCityRep Happy birthday to Ben Franklin! For this bust – "Keys to Community" by James Peniston – the artist c… https://t.co/Z9zhf5SzQc

Featured Story

Our 2019 Public Art Highlights

From conserving our long-held treasures to bringing the best contemporary public art to the city, aPA promotes Art for Everyone, Anytime. Become an aPA member and support Philadelphia’s growing collection of exceptional outdoor sculpture.

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Our website allows you to access content on any device. Use your phone, tablet, or computer to take tours and explore public art first hand!

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