Public Art in Philadelphia: A Legacy Shaped by Women
January 30 – March 15, 2024
In Partnership with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
~MEET THE CURATOR: FIRST FRIDAY EVENT~
March 1, 2024
In partnership with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) as part of its 200th anniversary in 2024, the Association for Public Art (aPA) presents Public Art in Philadelphia: A Legacy Shaped by Women – an exhibition highlighting the historic accomplishments and recent contributions of women who have worked in the public art field as artists, benefactors, and leaders. HSP has teamed up with five partners for this celebration, including the Association for Public Art, to develop collaborative programming and joint exhibits based on strategic themes of HSP’s collection.
Exploring the Association for Public Art’s archival collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, as well as contemporary materials housed at aPA, the exhibit will provide insight into the long-lasting impact of women’s contributions to the ongoing public art landscape, both locally and nationally.
LOCATION: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public during library hours:
Tuesday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Held on February 1, 2024
Public Art in Philadelphia: A Legacy Shaped by Women is presented as part of (re)FOCUS, a citywide exhibition in 2024 that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the original FOCUS festival (Philadelphia Focuses on Women in the Visual Arts/1974) at Moore College of Art and Design. With over 150 exhibitions, panels, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations it was one of the first large-scale surveys of the work of contemporary American women artists, signaling the inception of the American Feminist Art Movement. Learn more at refocus2024.org.