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Public Art by Design

Public Art by Design

Thursday, October 14, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtually on Zoom


Presented By

Landscape Architecture

Detail of "Common Ground" (2009) by Lonnie Graham, Lorene Cary, and John H. Stone in collaboration with consulting architect George Claflen of Claflen Associates, Architects and Planners. Photo © Greg Benson Photography

Join the Association for Public Art (aPA) virtually on Zoom for Public Art by Design – a discussion with architects and landscape architects exploring their role in assisting artists to realize their vision for creating public artworks.

Moderated by Susan Myers, aPA's Assistant Curator & Project Manager, the talk will cover permanent aPA public art projects in Philadelphia that were realized with the help of design professionals. Such projects include the recently installed Maja sculpture by Gerhard Marcks, which is the focal point of Maja Park, at 22nd Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Landscape architect Julie Bush of Ground Reconsidered, the firm that designed this newest park on the Parkway, will share their process.

Architect George Claflen of Claflen Associates Architects + Planners will also be joining the conversation to discuss their role in the implementation of Common Ground by Lonnie Graham, Lorene Cary, and John H. Stone.

This event includes a Q&A session with the Association for Public Art and participating design professionals. To submit questions in advance, email