We commission, preserve, interpret & promote public art in Philadelphia
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Video by Bluecadet Iroquois, Mark di Suvero. Photo: Bluecadet

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

Explore Public Art

Easily browse an expansive selection of public artworks

Featured artwork

Split Button (1981)

by Claes Oldenburg (1929 - 2022)
Coosje van Bruggen (1942 - 2009)

Artist Claes Oldenburg and his wife, Coosje van Burggen, collaborated on the Split Button, which has become a familiar part of the University of Pennsylvania campus environment.

Featured artwork

Clothespin (1976)

by Claes Oldenburg (1929 - 2022)

Happy birthday to #JennyHolzer, an artist well-known for her text-based works. In Philly, we have two public works… https://t.co/ft2NUsAfnV

Featured News

A Big Season of Public Art Conservation

Now in its 40th year, our conservation program is one of the longest continuously operating programs of its kind in the country. Here’s a look at some of the work we did this season, including the deinstallation of Mark di Suvero’s iconic red-orange “Iroquois” sculpture for major restoration.

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