Marsha Moss has been active in the public art movement as it expanded from the private realm to the public domain and from a limited to a wide and diversified audience.
As Director of Sculpture Outdoors, Moss curated over fifty exhibitions on public and alternative sites -- in the air and on water, atop urban rooftops and along sidewalks, at college campuses, city parks and corporate plazas -- within Philadelphia and across the country.
In the mid-nineties, as a member of the Mayor's Cultural Advisory Council, Moss founded the ArtFront Partnership,
a venture that commissions artists to transform dark, vacant storefronts into illuminated, dynamic ArtFronts. The
Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia has twice honored The ArtFront Partnership as finalist for the
Award of Excellence in Arts Management and the Award for Arts and Business Partnership.
Moss serves as a Public Art Consultant to corporations and universities and administers Percent-for-Art Programs
for non profits and public bodies, such as the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Philadelphia
Redevelopment Authority. She has administered over twenty permanent commissions from conception to
completion for SEPTA's Art in Transit Program. This program integrates public art into transportation stations,
enriching the environment for SEPTA riders and community residents. Currently, Moss serves as Curator and
Consultant for Penn's Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority,
Penn's Smilow Center for Research, the Philadelphia Planning Commission and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.
On the many non-profit boards and arts organizations she serves, Moss remains an ardent advocate for artists.
She is often asked to represent the "artist's perspective" to arts-related boards such as Philadelphia Volunteer
Lawyers for the Arts. Moss was recently awarded the TriState Artists Equity Award for her dedication to art and
artists. She continues to serve on the Mayor’s Public Art Advisory Council, a committee charged with advising
the City's Public Art Office on matters related to public art policy.