Celebrating 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Fireflies was applauded for its egalitarian, equitable and democratic values that are the heart of artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s work. The role of the artist and art in society is an important one, and suppressing artistic expression is not an acceptable position.
Philadelphia Artist Pepón Osorio Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Posted: September 17, 2021
The internationally renowned Puerto Rican artist is one of 184 artists, writers, scholars, and scientists who received a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. The Association for Public Art commissioned Pepón Osorio’s first permanent public art installation.
We’re hiring! aPA Seeks Full-Time Development Manager
Posted: September 14, 2021
The aPA is looking for an experienced fundraising professional to manage and strengthen our comprehensive development and membership program.
Penn Museum Lecture: Then and Now: Monuments, Memorials, and Public Art
Posted: September 3, 2021
The Association for Public Art’s Penny Balkin Bach was invited to speak on the topic of monuments as part of Penn Museum’s Great Lectures: Great Monuments year-long online series.
Plans will proceed for the creation of a statue in Philadelphia of the famous singer and civil rights figure, Marian Anderson. Art leaders, including the Association for Public Art, will guide the curatorial process and public engagement efforts.
For Parkway Redesign, Association for Public Art Says “Be Bold”
Posted: August 24, 2021
Three renowned design teams were invited by the City of Philadelphia to develop conceptual plans for a major redesign of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Association for Public Art recently met with the teams to offer insights and discuss the Parkway’s future.
Fairmount Park SOUNDWALK and sculptures to visit on the audio journey
June 4 - September 30, 2021
The Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is a free sound installation tailor-made for Fairmount Park, running now through September 30th. We’ve rounded up a selection of outdoor sculptures within the SOUNDWALK audible range to enjoy during the immersive audio experience.