Press Room

Click on a link below to download Association for Public Art (aPA) press releases or to see press coverage of an aPA project. For current aPA news and event information, please visit our News page.

>>Click here for coverage of aPA’s Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO outdoor sculpture audio program

>>Click here for coverage of Roxy Paine’s Symbiosis (2011, installed 2014)

>>Click here for coverage of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s OPEN AIR (2012)


Press Releases:

7/13/2015“Association for Public Art Hosts ‘Sculpture Zoo in Rittenhouse Square‘”

6/11/2015“Association for Public Art Honored With Public Art Network Award – Candy Coated’s Magic Carpet also Recognized by Americans for the Arts

4/27/2015 – “Roxy Paine Sculpture Symbiosis Acquired by Philadelphia’s Association for Public Art”

6/23/2014“Experience another world at The Oval with the unveiling of Magic Carpet by artist Candy Coated”

5/12/2014Internationally Acclaimed Artist Roxy Paine’s Sculpture Symbiosis to Rise on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway”

9/18/2013“Association for Public Art Launches Phase 2 of Innovative Multi-Platform Listening Experience Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Untold histories of 30 additional outdoor sculptures located throughout Fairmount Park and Center City revealed through unique interpretive audio segments

9/17/2013 – “Musicians, Dancers and Public Art Lovers Celebrate the Stories of Philadelphia’s Outdoor Sculptures at Sept. 17 Party at Horticulture Center”

7/1/2013 – “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s OPEN AIR and Sol LeWitt’s Lines in Four Directions in Flowers Named Among Top 50 Public Artworks by Americans for the Arts”

5/10/2013 – “Artist Rafael Ferrer to Speak in Philadelphia”

4/8/2013 – “Tyler School of Art Recognizes the Association for Public Art’s Executive Director”

2/14/2013 – “Director of the Association for Public Art Receives National Award – Penny Balkin Bach receives prestigious Public Art Dialogue (PAD) Award

10/25/2012 – “Philadelphia’s Open Air inspires Memorial Tributes, Marriage Proposals, Lullabies, Rants and More, Draws Participants from 92 Countries, and Welcomes Thousands of Visitors to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway”

10/12/2012 – “‘Planetarium on the Parkway’ a once-in-a-lifetime stargazing opportunity – Open Air artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts collaborate on unique astronomy event on the Ben Franklin Parkway on October 12; Open Air on view through Oct. 14

9/2012 – “Rahzel Joins Opening Night Celebration for Open AirFree public event on the Parkway, featuring legendary Roots beatboxer and other special guests, Sept. 20, 7:30-11p.m.

8/29/2012 – “Technology Meets Public Art in Spectacular Interactive Light Experience – Internationally celebrated artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer presents the world premiere of of Open Air, illuminating the night sky with Philadelphia’s voices, Sept. 20 – Oct. 14

5/8/2012 – “FPAA Becomes the Association for Public Art (aPA) and Announces World Premiere of Sky-High Interactive Public Art Experience – Association for Public Art presents Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Open Air, Sept. 20-Oct. 14

3/5/2012 – “Fairmount Park Art Association Launches Site Seeing, a Month-Long Celebration of Public Art in Philadelphia – Throughout April, the nation’s first public art association invites Philadelphians and visitors to rediscover the city’s vast collection of outdoor sculpture

8/30/2011 – “The Fairmount Park Art Association Hosts “Sculpture Saturdays Presented by PNC Art Alive” – Five Saturdays of FREE family-friendly public art programming comes to Kelly Drive this Fall

12/2010 – “A New Landmark: Monument to Labor Installed in Philadelphia – The Labor Monument: Philadelphia’s Tribute to the American Worker by artist John Kindness”

9/2010 – “Unveiling of New Labor Monument in Southwest Philadelphia – Community members and union representatives will unveil The Labor Monument: Philadelphia’s Tribute to the American Worker”

7/21/2010 – “The Fairmount Park Art Association Announces ‘Sculpture Saturdays Presented by PNC Arts Alive’ – Six Saturdays of family-friendly public art programming coming to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this Fall

6/2010 – “Fairmount Park Art Association Launches Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – Untold histories of 35 outdoor sculptures revealed through new, innovative and accessible multi-platorm audio program for Philadelphia’s public art

4/30/2010 – “Groundbreaking for Labor Monument in Southwest Philadelphia – Public art project is the only monument of its kind in the United States

3/2010 – “Fairmount Park Art Association Announces Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO Program to Launch in June 2010”

5/2009 “Dedication of Permanent Public Art Landmark in North Philadelphia – Common Ground for Project H.O.M.E.’s Elizabeth’s Community Center”

6/18/2007 – “Monumental Sculpture to be Installed Along Parkway / Public Dedication Welcomes Di Suvero Landmark Sculpture”

9/18/2006 – “New Public Art Project for Philadelphia’s Manayunk Canal Towpath”

9/6/2005 – “Fairmount Park Art Association Receives Getty Grant

8/9/2004 – New•Land•Marks Receives Major Award from the William Penn Foundation”

7/15/2004 – “Two Philadelphia Public Art Projects Among “The Country’s Best”

9/25/2003 – “New Public Art Project for Northeast Philadelphia Inspired by the ‘Father of the Environmental Movement'”

9/2/2003 – “Kelly Drive Sculptures Take on a New Glow”

6/9/2003 – “New Public Art Project for Philadelphia’s Latino Community”

5/6/2002 – “Art Association Marks 130th Anniversary Year With Two Significant Awards”

10/31/2000 – “Art Association Receives AIC/Heritage Preservation Award”

8/2/2000 – New•Land•Marks Community Exhibition Series Begins”

7/28/2000 – New•Land•Marks Community Exhibition at the William Way Community Center August 9 – August 21, 2000″

7/14/2000 – New•Land•Marks Community Exhibition at Marian Anderson Recreation Center”

3/13/2000 – “Art Association Receives NEA and Warhol Grants; Announces New•Land•Marks Plans for 2000 and Beyond”

11/11/1999 – “Fairmount Park Art Association Wins First Place SOS! Achievement Award”

4/14/1999 – New•Land•Marks Symposium”

10/2/1998 – “Public Art Workshop Tackles Legal Issues”

9/19/1997 – New•Land•Marks Goes Public”

4/22/1997 – New•Land•Marks Program Coordinators Announced”

4/22/1997 – New•Land•Marks Program Initiated in Philadelphia”

8/19/1996 – Public Artscapes Program Awarded Major Grant from the William Penn Foundation for Three Year Initiative”

11/1/1993 – Sleeping Woman Commemorated”

10/1993 – “Martin Puryear’s Pavilion in the Trees Installed”

10/14/1993 – “Dedication of Martin Puryear’s Pavilion in the Trees

3/26/1993 – “Philadelphia’s Outdoor Sculpture Gets Spring Cleaning”

10/24/1989 – “Sculpture Site Exploration” (Three Way Piece Number 1: Points)

4/11/1984 – “Work Nears Completion on Noguchi’s Bolt of Lightning

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Office: (215) 546-7550

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