aPA’s Expanded Timeline

Below is a timeline highlighting the unique history of the Association for Public Art (aPA, formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) for more than 140 years -- from 1871 to present

2010 | 2000 | 1990 | 1980 | 1970 | 1960 | 1950

1940 | 1930 | 1920 | 1910 | 1900 | 1890 | 1880

 

Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies
Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies (2017) by Cai Guo-Qiang. Photo Jeff Fusco Photography © 2017 for the Association for Public Art

 

2017

2016

2015

Symbiosis by Roxy Paine
Symbiosis by Roxy Paine. Photo James Ewing Photography © 2014 for the Association for Public Art

2014

Open Air lights up Philadelphia's Logan Circle and beyond
OPEN AIR (2012) by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Photo James Ewing © 2012 for Association for Public Art

2013

2012

A listener hears about LOVE by Robert Indiana through museum without walls on his cell phone
A user accesses Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO. Photo Albert Yee © 2010 for Association for Public Art

2011

2010

Common Ground by John H. Stone and Lonnie Graham
Common Ground (2009) by John Stone, Lonnie Graham, and Lorene Cary. Photo Gregory Benson © 2009 for the Association for Public Art

2009

2007

2006

2004

  • Receives PAN Year in Review Award for Pepón Osario’s I have a story to tell you… (2003) and Ed Levine’s Embodying Thoreau: dwelling, sitting, watching (2003)
Pepon Osorio's public artwork for New Land Marks, I have a story to tell you...
I have a story to tell you… (2003) by Pepón Osorio. Photo James Abbott © 2003 for the Association for Public Art

2003

2002

  • Receives Henry Jonas Magaziner, EFAIA Award from AIA Philadelphia Historic Preservation Committee
  • Receives 2002 Place Planning Award for placement of public art in communities

2000

Dream Garden by Maxfield Parrish
Dream Garden (1914-15) by Maxfield Parrish. Photo Caitlin Martin © 2013 for the Association for Public Art

1999

  • Receives first place Save Outdoor Sculpture! (SOS!) Achievement Award
  • Hosts New•Land•Marks Symposium at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

1998

1997

1995

  • Installs Chinese Water Stone (title unknown)

1993

1992

1991

Fingerspan by Jody Pinto
Fingerspan (1987) by Jody Pinto. Photo Wayne Cozzolino for the Association for Public Art

1989

1987

1985

1984

1982

El Gran Teatro de la Luna by Rafael Ferrer
El Gran Teatro de la Luna (1982, reinstalled 2012) by Rafael Ferrer. Photo Caitlin Martin © 2012 for the Association for Public Art

1980

1979

1976

1975

1974

Atmosphere and Environment XII by Louise Nevelson
Atmosphere and Environment XII (1970) by Louise Nevelson. Photo Alec Rogers © 2014 for the Association for Public Art

1973

1972

1971

  • Installs Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Memorial (1971) by artists Paul Keene and Neil Lieberman
  • Installs Awakening (1971) by artist Ron T. Pierce

1969

  • Installs Eli Kirke Price Fountain (1968)
  • Installs Ellen Phillips Samuel Fountain (1967) by architect Vincent Kling
  • Receives AIA Philadelphia Centennial Award of Honor

1967

Three-Way Piece Number 1: Points by Henry Moore
Three Way Piece Number 1: Points (1964) by Henry Moore. Photo Gregory Benson © 2007 for the Association for Public Art

1966

1964

  • Installs Impala Fountain (Herbert C. Morris Memorial Fountain) (1963) by artist Henry Mitchell

1963

  • Installs Cow Elephant and Her Calf (1962) by artist Heinz Warneke

1962

1961

1960

Spirit of Enterprise by Jacques Lipchitz
The Spirit of Enterprise (1958) by Jacques Lipchitz. Photo Alec Rogers © 2014 for the Association for Public Art

1959

1958

1957

1955

1950

1949

Artists of the third Sculpture International seated on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Artists of the third Sculpture International seated on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

1944

  • Plans for the preservation and improvement of Independence Hall area

1943

1942

1940

1939

1938

Law, Prosperity, and Power by Daniel Chester French
Law, Prosperity, and Power (1880) by Daniel Chester French. Photo Alec Rogers © 2014 for the Association for Public Art

1937

1935

  • Installs Ericsson Memorial Fountain (1934)

1933

1932

  • Acquires Diana (1892) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, installed in the Grand Stair Hall of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

1929

Shakespeare Memorial by Alexander Stirling Calder
Shakespeare Memorial (1926) by Alexander Stirling Calder. Photo Caitlin Martin © 2010 for the Association for Public Art

1928

1926

  • Installs Robert Morris (1926) by artist Paul Wayland Bartlett

1920

1919

1916

1913

  • Ellen Phillips Samuel dies and her residuary estate is pledged to the Association upon the death of her husband J. Bunford Samuel (d. 1929)

1912

Detail of Cowboy by Frederic Remington
Cowboy (1908) by Frederic Remington. Photo Caitlin Martin © 2010 for the Association for Public Art

1911

  • The Association urges the creation of a Municipal Art Jury (forerunner of the City’s Art Commission)

1910

  • Sponsors the National Conference on City Planning and accompanying exhibition

1908

1907

1906

  • Amends its charter to extend the work of the Association beyond the City of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park

1905

Sundial by Alexander Stirling Calder
Sundial (1903) by Alexander Stirling Calder. Photo Caitlin Martin for the Association for Public Art

1901

1899

1898

1895

1893

1892

Golden Joan of Arc sculpture on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Joan of Arc (1890) by Emmanuel Frémiet. Photo Caitlin Martin for the Association for Public Art

1890

1888

1887

1886

1885

1884

  • Installs Orestes and Pylades Fountain by Carl Johann Steinhauser

Night by Edward Stauch
Night (1872) by Edward Stauch. Photo Caitlin Martin © 2013 for the Association for Public Art

1877

  • Installs Bulrush/Wheat Sheaf Fountains (Rond Point Fountain head replicas)

1876

1872

1871

  • Henry K. Fox and Charles Howell establish the Fairmount Park Art Association (FPAA), renamed the Association for Public Art (aPA) in 2012