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Join the education staff from the Association for Public Art and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for a walking tour to learn about the early development of the Rittenhouse Square and the prominent civic leaders and artists who played a significant role in making it an iconic public park. The tour ends with a trip to the Historical Society to see supporting documents and images.
Join the Association for Public Art and the Tyler School of Art and Architecture for an artist talk with multidisciplinary artist Maren Hassinger (b.1947) at Temple Contemporary. Hassinger will discuss her life’s work in the public space and the artist’s first outdoor sculpture exhibition in Philadelphia, “Steel Bodies” at the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial.
aPA Appoints Charlotte Cohen as its New Executive Director
Posted: August 3, 2023
The Board of Trustees of Association for Public Art (aPA) in Philadelphia is pleased to announce the selection of Charlotte Cohen, a nationally recognized leader in the arts, as its new Executive Director.
Schuylkill Walking Tour with the Preservation Alliance
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Presented by the Association for Public Art and the Preservation Alliance, this walking tour on Sunday, August 20th – “Public Art, Landmarks, and Transformations along the Schuylkill” – will cover the changes and development along the lower Schuylkill River and the industrialization that followed in historical landmarks, and public art spanning the early 18th to the mid-19th century.
Head to The Oval for this free art-making workshop for all ages led by teaching artist Peri Law. Participants will print and collage on Riso prints inspired by the Maren Hassinger “Steel Bodies” sculptures, now on view in Philadelphia along Kelly Drive.
Make your own clay vessel inspired by the new “Steel Bodies” public art exhibition by Maren Hassinger at the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Created in collaboration with the Clay Studio, this workshop provides an opportunity to learn from experienced ceramic artists and become familiar with both hand building and decorative techniques.
“Steel Bodies” Opening Reception with Maren Hassinger
June 14, 2023
Come for an evening of art and light refreshments along the river! Artist Maren Hassinger will give brief remarks and attendees can explore the “Steel Bodies” sculptures installed throughout the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial on Kelly Drive.