Planning for Museum Without Walls: AUDIO

Association for Public Art



The Association for Public Art's Museum Without Walls AUDIO launch event at Philadelphia's LOVE Park, June 10, 2010. Pictured: Robert Indiana, LOVE, 1976. Photo by Albert Yee.

The Association for Public Art developed an interactive audio interpretation of public sculptures in Philadelphia, informed by experts in documentary studies and folklore. These audio "labels" were designed to depart from traditional narratives and formats to tell the social history and diverse stories behind the public artworks in the environment and context of Philadelphia's streets. During its initial launch, Museum Without Walls: AUDIO provided audio tours for 35 public artworks, accessible by cell phone or podcast. Since its inception, the program has grown to include more than 150 voices at over 70 sites throughout Fairmount Park and Center City Philadelphia.