Offering Night, Macro, Phone, and Composition Photography workshops led by Philadelphia-based photographers and Instagrammers this September.
Over Thirty Sculptures Receive Conservation Maintenance, Including One Dramatic Steam Treatment
Posted: May 5, 2016
Each spring, the Association for Public Art provides annual maintenance for over 30 outdoor sculptures in Philadelphia through our landmark Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Program.
Cow Elephant and Calf(1962)
by Heinz Warneke (1895 - 1983)Philadelphia Zoo, 34th Street and Girard Avenue
The project originated in 1959, when the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art) invited a group of sculptors to submit designs for a work to be placed in the northern section of the zoo
by Samuel Murray (1870 - 1941)Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
A leading figure at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Joseph Leidy (1823-1891) is known as the “father of American vertebrate paleontology,” and is recognized as the foremost American anatomist of his time.
Alexander von Humboldt(1871)
by Friedrich Johann Heinrich Drake (1805 - 1882)Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at Black Road, West Fairmount Park
Charles Darwin called Alexander von Humboldt “the greatest scientific traveler who ever lived.” This memorial was among the very first statues erected in Fairmount Park.
The Association for Public Art (aPA) plays a leadership role in protecting and preserving Philadelphia’s public art – both through conservation efforts and advocacy.
Conservation for Walt Whitman and Other Philadelphia Treasures
Posted: May 31, 2019
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).