Last updated: 4/12/2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Museum Type(s)
Ashley Lippolis, Digital Content & Program Assistant
phone: 914-879-2592

Over the years, the Association for Public Art (aPA) has commissioned, purchased, and placed an imposing selection of sculpture in various settings throughout Philadelphia.

The Association for Public Art (aPA) provides annual maintenance for many of the city’s most beloved sculptures, as well as taking on special preservation and advocacy projects as needed.

Our interpretive programs and materials include both old-fashioned print and signage, as well as online tools, the latest technology and digital assets, including our award-winning Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program. Explore our website to learn the most up-to-date information available on a selection of outdoor sculptures in Philadelphia, including a searchable Interactive Public Art Map or take a self-guided public art tour to uncover an array of public art around Philadelphia.

The Association for Public Art (aPA) promotes Philadelphia’s extraordinary collection of public art through its free public programs, events, social media channels, and other online tools, inviting Philadelphians and visitors to discover the city’s outdoor sculptures. The aPA integrates public art and urban design through exemplary programs and advocacy efforts that connect people with public art.


The Association for Public Art (aPA, formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) was established in 1872 and is the nation’s first private, nonprofit civic organization dedicated to creating a “museum without walls” by integrating public art and urban design.

By engaging diverse segments of the community, the aPA seeks to respond to the conditions of our time, creating a legacy and maintaining a heritage for future generations, while promoting Philadelphia as a premier city for public art.

Artifact Collections

Philadelphia has one of the largest collections of public art in the country, and the Association for Public Art (aPA) is just one of the public art assets that holds archival materials about this collection. Please use our website to guide your research. Any additional inquiries can be directed to: or call 215-546-7550


Browse Artworks by Theme

On our website, you can browse a selection of artworks by themes that highlight the unique and fascinating public art connections to be found in Philadelphia.


Home to one of the largest collections of public art in the country, there's plenty to see in Philadelphia. Follow one of our self-guided public art tours found on our website to uncover an array of sculptures around the city. Tours are grouped by location and highlight whether they are bicycle friendly, walking friendly, or both.

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