Free and open to the public with registration required. Come for an evening of art and light refreshments along the river! Join the Association for Public Art (aPA) for our 151st Annual Meeting to celebrate the opening of Maren Hassinger’s Steel Bodies outdoor public art exhibition at the historic Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial along Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River. The artist will give brief remarks and attendees can explore the metal vessel sculptures installed throughout the memorial. Part of an ongoing effort to reimagine and revitalize this site, Steel Bodies will be the first contemporary public art exhibition at the memorial, as well as Hassinger’s first outdoor sculpture exhibition in Philadelphia.
Maren Hassinger’s “Steel Bodies” was originally presented and commissioned by Socrates Sculpture Park, New York with support from the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation. Artworks courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery. The installation of this project was done in partnership with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks & Recreation.