Event

Annual Spring Event with Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Peter Murray

May 6, 2019 5pm - 7pm | LIGHT REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW rain or shine
Moore College of Art & Design Auditorium (1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA)

Thank you to everyone who joined us!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park's Peter Murray speaks at the Assocation's Annual Meeting at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia
Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Peter Murray speaks at aPA’s annual spring event at Moore College of Art & Design. Photo by Meredith Edlow.

 

The Association for Public Art (aPA) invites you to our annual spring event at Moore College of Art & Design:

“NATURAL AFFINITIES: ART AND LANDSCAPE”

Featuring Guest Speaker, Peter Murray CBE
Founder and Executive Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Light refreshments to follow

Jaume Plensa sculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park - two large heads facing each other
Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Jaume Plensa, Nuria and Irma, 2010. Photo © Jonty Wilde.

Join aPA in exploring the sculpture program at Yorkshire Sculpture Park – the UK’s leading open-air sculpture park for permanent and temporary exhibitions. This event is FREE with registration for anyone who would like to attend thanks to our membership support.

  • PARKING: $8 discount parking stickers can be picked up in the Moore College lobby for the garage at Kennedy House, 54 N 19th Street (entrance on 19th between Arch St and JFK Blvd)
  • Questions? Email apa@associationforpublicart.org or call 215-546-7550.

Learn more about our annual meeting events and past speakers here.


 

Peter Murray, founder of Yorkshire Sculpture ParkABOUT THE SPEAKER: Peter Murray CBE founded the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in 1977 as the United Kingdom’s first open-air sculpture park for permanent and temporary exhibitions. Notably, the YSP was awarded the UK Art Fund Prize for “Museum of the Year” in 2014. There are typically around 80 sculptures and installations to see in the open air, including works by Mark di Suvero, Ai Weiwei, Kimsooja, Julian Opie, Sean Scully and Raqs Media Collective. Murray has organized major monographic sculpture exhibitions, including artists Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Sir Anthony Caro, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Joel Shapiro, Marino Marini, Eduardo Chillida, Isamu Noguchi, Jaume Plensa, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Tony Cragg. Additionally, he has curated permanent site-specific works by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash, and a Sky Space by James Turrell. Peter Murray has traveled world-wide, advising and lecturing on art in the outdoors. He has written extensively about sculpture in the landscape and contributes to television and radio programs related to the arts.


 

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IMAGE AT TOP: Henry Moore, Large Two Forms, 1966–69. Bronze. Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation. Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Jonty Wilde.

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Three Way Piece Number 1: Points

(1964)

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Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 16th and 17th Streets

“Sculpture,” said Henry Moore, “should always at first sight have some obscurities, and further meanings.”

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Rock Form (Porthcurno)

(1964)

by Barbara Hepworth (1903 - 1975)

Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 17th Street

One of the 20th century’s most eminent sculptors, Dame Barbara Hepworth created abstract works influenced by natural shapes.

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