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January 29, 2014

The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Presents Art In Action, TED-Style Presentations On Art As Social Practice On Saturday, February 8

Presented in part with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts current marquee exhibition, Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, PAFA welcomes four acclaimed art innovators in Art in Action, an afternoon talk about art as social practice on Saturday, February 8. Hear from Jane Golden, the executive director of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts program in [...]

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November 18, 2013

Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The Mural Arts Program With Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, On View Through April 6, 2014

In Philadelphia, buildings, rooftops, bridges and even parking garages serve as canvases for the more than 3,000 murals produced by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, one of the largest public art programs in the country. Celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Mural Arts mission has long been to not only adorn the urban landscape, [...]

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October 31, 2013

Join The Mural Arts Program In Celebrating The Restoration Of Keith Haring’s Mural We The Youth With Music, Food Trucks And More Saturday, November 2

Pennsylvania-born graffiti and visual artist, social activist and cultural icon Keith Haring was a prolific artist, first known for his ubiquitous New York “subway drawings” in the early 1980s, and later creating more than 50 public art pieces between 1982 and 1989 in dozens of cities around the world. In Philadelphia, Haring collaborated with CityKids [...]

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October 25, 2013

Coming Attraction: The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The Mural Arts Program With Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, Opening November 15

With an astounding array of more than 3,000 murals on display throughout Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love is often referred to as the “City of Murals,” thanks to the efforts of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Celebrating its 30th anniversary year in 2014, the Mural Arts Program has expanded its sphere from [...]

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October 17, 2013

The 215 Festival Returns This Weekend, October 17-20, Spotlighting Philadelphia’s Literary Arts Scene In Four Neighborhoods

After a triumphant revitalization in 2012, The 215 Festival of literary arts in Philadelphia returns this weekend, October 17-20. Hosting writerly events in four neighborhoods of Philadelphia — Callowhill, Fishtown, East Passyunk and Rittenhouse — the festival places the study of letters in the spotlight for four days, highlighting both the local Philly literary scene [...]

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October 11, 2013

Bridgette Mayer Gallery Exhibits Internationally-Known Artist Ryan McGinness Through November 16 And Sponsors A Mural By The Artist At The University City Science Center

For more than a decade, Bridgette Mayer Gallery has shined as a top contemporary art space in Philadelphia. Committed to spotlighting both emerging and established artists, gallerist Bridgette Mayer shows off the works of artists hailing from near (Philadelphia, New York) and far (Colombia, Spain) in her sophisticated Washington Square gallery. This fall, the gorgeous [...]

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October 3, 2013

The Mural Arts Program Presents A Dinner For 900 Guests, 70 x 7 The Meal, Act XXXIV, This Saturday, October 5 At New Location, Thomas Paine Plaza At The Municipal Services Building

This Saturday, October 5 the Mural Arts Program’s six-month-long public art venture, What We Sow, culminates in a grand outdoor performance piece and dinner, 70X7 The Meal, act XXXIV. Originally slated to take place on Independence Mall, due to the federal government shutdown, The Meal will now be held Municipal Services Building Thomas Paine Plaza [...]

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September 26, 2013

Join The Conversation As What We Sow, The Mural Arts Program’s Six-Month-Long Heirloom Foods Project, Comes To A Grand Finale This Fall

This past summer, the Mural Arts Program launched a six-month public art venture, What We Sow, a visionary new undertaking that expands Mural Arts’ scope from visual public arts into the world of participatory, social and experimental art in a public space. Tapping the theme of heirloom foods as a jumping off point, What We [...]

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August 1, 2013

With Art Philadelphia: Top Picks for August 2013 Art Happenings In And Around The City

With so much happening on Philadelphia’s arts and culture scene, we want to make Uwishunu, in conjunction with sister site With Art Philadelphia, your one-stop-shop for all that’s happening with local art. Every month, we gather our top art picks, featuring exhibits and events at smaller, alternative galleries and art spaces, as well as at [...]

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July 31, 2013

Explore The World Of Heirloom Foods With The Mural Arts Program’s What We Sow And A Mural, Market, Garden Tour Of Southeast Philly, This Sunday, August 4

This Sunday, dig in to the wide world of heirloom foods with a remarkable Mural Arts Program tour as part of its six-month-long public art project, What We Sow. Tapping the theme of heirloom foods as a jumping off point, What We Sow has been engaging the public since June with workshops, artist talks, tastings, [...]

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