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February 24, 2011

The Mural Arts Program Launches A New African American Mural Collection And Tour Complete With A Questlove-Narrated Audio Guide

The Mural Arts Program, in partnership with the African American Museum, is launching the Albert M. Greenfield African American Iconic Images Collection, which highlights 47 murals that uniquely capture the rich African American experience in Philadelphia — including murals of icons like Patti LaBelle, the Tuskegee Airmen, Malcolm X and many more. The hub of […]

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February 2, 2011

The Rosenbach Museum And Library Welcomes The Only Surviving Mural Painted By Maurice Sendak: View The Conservation Process Wednesdays Starting Today

The Rosenbach Museum and Library has welcomed the only surviving mural painted by Maurice Sendak, famed author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are and over 100 other books. Completed in 1961, The Chertoff Mural depicts a processional of children and animals that become familiar characters in Sendak’s later works. He originally painted the […]

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October 6, 2010

Mural Arts Month Officially Begins Tonight With The Dedication Of An Innovative New Mural on North Broad Street

With over 3,000 murals and growing, Philadelphia is rightly known as the “City of Murals.” Throughout October, the Mural Arts Program is celebrating the city’s amazing works of public art during Mural Arts Month, with more than 25 mural dedications, exhibitions, paint days, film screenings, and special mural tours. The month-long celebration begins today with […]

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June 28, 2010

Bike Your Way Through the City of Murals

Sure, you’ve seen some of the murals scattered throughout the city – with more than 3,000 gracing the walls of Philadelphia it would be impossible not to! But do you have any idea why these murals were painted, the inspiration behind each one, or how they were created? Now’s your chance to find out… all […]

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February 1, 2010

Love Is In the Air: Valentine’s Day Mural Arts Tours

Well, it’s February. Time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. Instead of chocolates, flowers, and other cliche V’Day gifts, why not try our a Mural Arts tour? Specifically, a tour of Stephen Powers’ Love Letter project. There are two tours running the weekend of Valentine’s Day. Saturday, February 13th, is the standard Love Letter public […]

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December 2, 2009

Take Yourself on the Mural Arts Love Letter Tour

While you might have missed your chance to take the Love Letter tour with a Mural Arts Program tour guide, that shouldn’t discourage you from experiencing it on your own. Update: Mural Arts is actually continuing their Love Letter tours indefinitely. Awesome! Videoblogger Lindsay Tabas, who recently returned to Philadelphia (welcome back!) after a long […]

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October 7, 2009

The Mural Arts Program Presents: the Murals & Meals Tour

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program has a new tour, and this one is particularly exciting. The “Meals & Murals” tour joins you and a local celebrity for a two-hour trip through Philadelphia’s hand-painted murals. The four tours explore South Philadelphia, Center City, North Philadelphia, and West Philly respectively, and conclude with a lunch at a uniquely […]

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October 2, 2009

With Love Letters: Mural Arts Visionary Jane Golden Dishes on Mural Arts Month, Her Favorite Neighborhoods and a Few Upcoming Celebrity Mural Tours

Welcome to a new post series on uwishunu called “With Love Letters,” in which our With Love Philadelphia campaign interviews noteworthy Philadelphians in order to learn more about their relationship with the city and why they love it here. Today we’re talking with Jane Golden, Executive Director of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program. Note: links were […]

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July 7, 2009

Video: Mural Tours @ Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

It’s hard not to notice The Magic Gardens on South Street, the stunning structure covered in colored glass, mirrors, and found objects. Isaiah Zagar’s beautiful mosaics are known world wide, and continue to reach a larger audience thanks the recent documentary, In A Dream. Recently, the Magic Gardens have begun offering mural tours, taking visitors […]

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June 12, 2009

Mural Dedication: The Tuskegee Airmen on June 14th

Have you ever realized how many murals there are in Philadelphia? You know you’ve passed some before – South Street, 3rd Street in Old City – they are all over. But do you know just how many there really are? 3000. 3000! This Sunday, the 3000th mural in the Mural Arts Program is being unveiled […]

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