The Association for Public Art commemorated the Parkway’s 100th anniversary with two spectacular public art commissions and a special Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program.
When you become a member, you’ll help the Association for Public Art bring artists’ visions to life, preserve Philadelphia’s cultural treasures, and invite people to learn more about public art through unique programs and events.
The city’s wealth of public art just became even easier to explore thanks to Google Street View.
As of 2017, only twelve medals have been awarded since the first was given in 1936, with recipients including Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and Mark di Suvero.
Philadelphia boasts three generations of Calders, whose numerous works enhance our outdoor experience of the city and the park.
Created in collaboration with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, our bike map highlights sculpture stops and scenic views throughout Fairmount Park.
Artists flocked from all reaches of the globe racing to be a part of Paris’ artistic movements in the early 20th century – but at the same time creative minds from France made their mark on Philadelphia with the realization of our grand boulevard, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
In spring 2012 the Association for Public Art reimagined a historic event when thousands danced the tango around Logan Circle the day “Swann Memorial Fountain” first opened to the public on July 24, 1924. This impressive dance gathering on the Parkway was in fact one of the many weekly “Parkway dances” that took place during the summers of the 1920s—a Philadelphia pastime of a bygone era.