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Known for her mesmerizing installations that blend sculpture, light, and space, Soo Sunny Park recently spoke with the Association for Public Art about her artistic inspirations, fascination with light, public art practices, and insights from teaching at Dartmouth College.

Poetry has long been an inspiration for visual art (and vice versa). For spring, we compiled a collection of public artworks in Philadelphia that incorporate poetry, have inspired poems, or honor individual poets.

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.

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.

These printable activity pages offer kids an introduction to Philadelphia’s “Museum Without Walls” with mazes, connect the dots, drawing prompts and more.

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Virtual Art Tours in Philly

Posted: March 19, 2020

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.