aPA Events and Programs

Explore our current events and programs for the 2023-2024 season. We will be updating this page as we add more to the calendar!

In partnership with the Clay Studio
Saturday, July 8, 2023, 10am-11:30am
Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial, Central Terrace

Participate in this outdoor, hands-on clay workshop at the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial on Kelly Drive (see map). You’ll make your own vessel inspired by the new public art exhibition at the site, Maren Hassinger’s Steel Bodies. Created in collaboration with the Clay Studio, this workshop provides an opportunity to learn from experienced ceramic artists and become familiar with both hand building and decorative techniques.

Free with registration. All skill levels are welcome and materials will be provided.  Each vessel will be glazed, fired, and ready for pick up in 2-4 weeks.




Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 5-6pm
Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial, Kelly Drive

In advance of its 151st Annual Meeting (see event listing below), aPA invites all members to join us for a special members-only preview of Maren Hassinger’s Steel Bodies with the artist. Space is limited and registration is required. Become a member or renew your membership here.

NOTE: To attend the Opening Reception and Annual Meeting event that follows, please see listing below to register.

Image Credit: Maren Hassinger with “The Window” (2021), the artist’s installation at Dia Bridgehampton. Photo by Don Stahl.




Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 6-8pm
Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial, Kelly Drive


The Association for Public Art (aPA) will host its 151st Annual Meeting celebrating the opening of Maren Hassinger’s Steel Bodies at the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial along Kelly Drive on June 14th 6pm. The public is invited to attend this event, which will feature a special presentation by artist Maren Hassinger followed by a reception with light refreshments. This event is free with registration required.

OPPORTUNITY: The aPA is seeking “Art Ambassadors” to assist with this event. This is a paid opportunity with one orientation required. Learn more



with Fleisher Art Memorial
6/22/2023-7/13/2023 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Thursdays
WHERE: Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial, Kelly Drive

Learn and practice your observational skills outdoors this summer while exploring works of public art including Steel Bodies by Maren Hassinger. This temporary art installation is presented by the Association for Public Art (aPA, formerly Fairmount Park Art Association) at the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial (1933-1961).

Led by artist Nancy Agati whose own practice includes painting, drawing, and site-specific installation, students will learn about the role of drawing and observation in planning and executing large scale installations and the ways artists connect to a landscape.

Special membership rate for aPA members. Email fward@associationforpublicart.org for discount code. Learn more about memberships here.


Image Credit: Maren Hassinger, “Steel Bodies,” Socrates Sculpture Park, 2022. Photo: Byron Guinanzaca