"Natural Affinities: Art and Landscape" with Guest Speaker Peter Murray

By Association for Public Art (other events)

Monday, May 6 2019 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

Join the Association for Public Art (aPA) for our 147th annual spring event in Philadelphia featuring guest speaker Peter Murray CBE, Founder and Executive Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park – the UK's leading open-air sculpture park for permanent and temporary exhibitions. 

This event is FREE with registration for anyone who would like to attend thanks to our membership support. 

Light Refreshments to Follow

PARKING: At the event, $8 discount parking stickers can be picked up in the Moore College lobby for the garage at Kennedy House, 54 N 19th Street (entrance on 19th between Arch St and JFK Blvd).

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 215-546-7550. Learn more about our annual spring event and past speakers here

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Peter Murray CBE founded the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in 1977 as the United Kingdom’s first open air sculpture park for permanent and temporary exhibitions. Notably, the YSP was awarded the UK Art Fund Prize for "Museum of the Year" in 2014. There are typically around 80 sculptures and installations to see in the open air, including works by Mark di Suvero, Ai Weiwei, Kimsooja, Julian Opie, Sean Scully and Raqs Media Collective. Murray has organized major monographic sculpture exhibitions, including artists Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Sir Anthony Caro, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Joel Shapiro, Marino Marini, Eduardo Chillida, Isamu Noguchi, Jaume Plensa, Yinka Shonibare, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Tony Cragg. Additionally, he has curated permanent site-specific works by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash, and a Sky Space by James Turrell. Peter Murray has traveled world-wide, advising and lecturing on art in the outdoors. He has written extensively about sculpture in the landscape and contributes to television and radio programs related to the arts.

Photo: Tony Cragg, Caldera, 2008. Bronze, 480 x 372 x 342cm. Courtesy the artist. Photo Michael Richter.