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Now in its 40th year, our conservation program is one of the longest continuously operating programs of its kind in the country. Here’s a look at some of the work we did this season, including the deinstallation of Mark di Suvero’s iconic red-orange “Iroquois” sculpture for major restoration.
“Calder, Conservation, Craft Beer and Moore!” Docomomo Tour
Thursday, June 2, 2022
The Association for Public Art is leading a special public art tour for the Docomomo US National Symposium, taking place in Philadelphia from June 1-4. The tour concludes at one of Philadelphia’s leading craft brewers, Victory Brewing Co. Register today!
Mark di Suvero “Iroquois” Sculpture Departing for Major Restoration
Posted: May 10, 2022
In May, the Association for Public Art is temporarily removing Mark di Suvero’s massive Iroquois from its home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for conservation restoration. Disassembling the sculpture will take a full day of work from a team of professionals, including conservators, welders, and riggers.
Free Concert Series in Maja Park for Jazz Appreciation Month
Four Saturday Afternoons: April 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th, 2022 • 1PM - 2:30PM
Enjoy four free concerts in Maja Park (Benjamin Franklin Parkway) on Saturday afternoons in April! Bring your own picnic and chair and enjoy jazz chamber music.
The traveling Harriet Tubman sculpture installed at Philadelphia’s City Hall through March 31, 2022 inspired us to reflect on other monuments dedicated to women in the city, including the planned addition of a commemorative Marian Anderson statue.
Marian Anderson Sculpture Project Now Seeking Artists
Posted: March 1, 2022
Artists are invited to submit their qualifications by May 1, 2022 for an opportunity to create a proposal. The goals of the commission are to display a strong likeness of Marian Anderson, capture the powerful and gifted spirit of the contralto as well as her energy as a civil rights trailblazer and her dignity in the face of injustice.
GSA Installs Colossal Painting by Moe Brooker in Philadelphia Federal Building
Posted: February 17, 2022
Commissioned through the U.S. General Services Administration’s Art in Architecture Program, Moe Brooker’s The Fruit of the Spirit – a 30-foot painting full of life and color – is “an invitation that celebrates the architectural space and adds warmth to it,” described the artist.