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 with new commissions, while interpreting and preserving public art for future generations

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Easily browse an expansive selection of public artworks

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The Fruit of the Spirit (2018-2020)

by Moe Brooker (1940 - 2022)

Loosely brushed blocks of color, white chalky patches and lines, and confetti-like patterns are layered over larger fields of color, and these forms are framed by sections of stripes and checkerboard grids. To Brooker, the checkerboard, seen in many of his paintings, represents “options, possibilities, and what could happen.”

Featured artwork

Atmosphere and Environment XII (1970)

by Louise Nevelson (1899 - 1988)

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Featured Story

The (Few) Monuments to Women in Philadelphia

The traveling Harriet Tubman sculpture installed at Philadelphia’s City Hall through March 31, 2022 inspired us to reflect on other monuments dedicated to women in the city, including the planned addition of a commemorative Marian Anderson statue.

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