The long history behind Marcks’ persecution – his career as a teacher of sculpture at the Bauhaus and elsewhere, as well as his Expressionist tendencies – but also to his withdrawal from more controversial subjects, radical forms, or public acts that could have overtly endangered him and his family.
The artist is one of 15 elected to be National Academicians at the National Academy of Design, the leading society for visual artists and architects. Ferrer lived and worked in Philadelphia for many years and has been commissioned by the Association for Public Art.
Philadelphians may be surprised learn that the Millesgården in Stockholm, Sweden has the exact same Playing Angels as the ones we have on Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River.
A virtual mini tour of some of the city’s hidden public art gems with the Association’s Executive Director.
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.
These printable activity pages offer kids an introduction to Philadelphia’s “Museum Without Walls” with mazes, connect the dots, drawing prompts and more.
We’ve gathered a number of excellent online galleries, virtual tours, and interactive maps to explore art in Philadelphia from the comfort of your home.
From conserving our long-held treasures to bringing the best contemporary public art to the city, aPA promotes Art for Everyone, Anytime. Become an aPA member and support Philadelphia’s growing collection of exceptional outdoor sculpture.
Philadelphia’s Walt Whitman sculpture by artist Jo Davidson gets special treatment just in time for poet’s 200th birthday. WHYY interviewed our conservation team about the process (VIDEO).
The Tempesta di Mare orchestra is bringing classic literary tales to life through music this May at the Kimmel Center, and we’ve connected those stories to outdoor sculptures in Philadelphia.