Celebrating Women and Public Art in Philadelphia
Tucked Away and Worth the Trek: Hidden Gems in Philadelphia
Posted: September 11, 2020
A virtual mini tour of some of the city’s hidden public art gems with the Association’s Executive Director.
Virtual Tour: Art & Nature in the Centennial District
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Join us for a virtual lunchtime tour of two notable places in the Centennial District of West Fairmount Park: Concourse Lake and the Smith Memorial Arch.
aPA Exec. Dir. Supports Columbus Monument Removal in Historical Commission and Art Commission Testimony
Posted: July 24, 2020
As Chair of the City’s Public Art Advisory Committee, Penny Balkin Bach, the Executive Director of aPA, provided testimony in July in support of the Mayor’s proposal to remove the Columbus Monument from Marconi Plaza.
Virtual Hike to Pavilion in the Trees with aPA and FPC
July 29, 2020
Join us for a lunchtime virtual walking tour of Lansdowne Glen Trail to Martin Puryear’s Pavilion in the Trees.
Nancy Baker Cahill’s Liberty Bell Augmented Reality Project
On view for one year beginning July 4, 2020
Presented simultaneously in 6 U.S. cities, including Philadelphia, Liberty Bell is an augmented reality drawing in 360 degrees that offers viewers the opportunity to consider their own experiences of liberty, freedom, and injustice and inequality. The artwork relies on geolocation and requires downloading a free app.
The Disturbing and Inspiring History of the All Wars Memorial
Posted: June 30, 2020
A monument to the “unselfish devotion to duty” of African American military men was a rare objective in early 20th century America; the artist began his work, but the struggle to realize the memorial had just begun.
aPA Executive Director Testifies Before City Council, Urges Continued Arts & Culture Funding
Posted: June 1, 2020
aPA Executive Director Penny Balkin Bach testified before Philadelphia City Council in response to a revised city budget that deals a devastating blow to arts and culture activities in the city.