Exploring Public Art: Legacy, Community & Innovation

A series of community programs developed in anticipation of a 2017 public art project at Glenside Station.

Above: View of Glenside Station, Easton Road underpass (2016).

David Guinn: Before the Wall

Exhibition on view through January 8, 2017, Commons Great Room Lobby 
A selection of Guinn's mural sketches and working designs.

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Recent public artworks organized by Nato Thompson: Pedro Reyes' “Doomocracy” and Kara Walker's “A Subtlety.”

“Doomacracy” and ”A Subtlety”

David Guinn, Detail, Sketch for Garden of Delight (2010), Sartain and Locust Streets, Philadelphia.

David Guinn: Before the Wall

Previous Events

The Infrastructure That Is People: Public Art and Its Social Dimensions

November 14, 6:30 p.m., Commons Great Room
Nato Thompson, Artistic Director, Creative Time, New York.

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“Mural Masterpieces East” Bus Tour

October 22, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Leaving from Arcadia’s Campus
Mural Arts Program guided tour focused on murals in the Latino neighborhoods of Fishtown and Kensington. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity.

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What Makes a Successful Mural?

October 10, 6:30 p.m., Commons Great Room
Panel discussion with four Philadelphia-based muralists: David Guinn, Keir Johnston of Amber Art and Design, Jon Laidacker, and Meg Saligman. Moderated by Elizabeth Ferrell, Assistant Professor, Arcadia University.

About the panelists

View artworks created by the Philadelphia-based artists who discussed What Makes A Successful Mural? on Oct. 10.

Area Works by Our Panelists

Enjoy these photos of public art in Philadelphia, provided to us by the Association of Public Art.

Public Art in Philadelphia

Public Art in Philadelphia: Origins, Twists, and Trajectories

Thursday, September 15, 6:30 p.m., Commons Great Room
Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Association for Public Art.

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A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage​

September 23, 7:00 p.m., Murphy Hall, Stiteler Auditorium
Michelle Angela Ortiz, visual artist, muralist, and community arts educator, presents her documentary Aqui y Alla (2012). Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity.

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