Celebrating 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Posted: October 15, 2018
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.
3 Public Art Moments of 2018 Thanks to Our Members
Posted: October 4, 2018
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.
Explore Philadelphia’s Public Art Through Google Street View
Posted: October 26, 2017
The city’s wealth of public art just became even easier to explore thanks to Google Street View.
The Association for Public Art’s Historic Medal of Honor
Posted: July 10, 2017
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.
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway: Philadelphia’s French Connection
Posted: November 1, 2015
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.