This week-long event series looks at transformative work happening at the intersection of arts, community-based cultural practice, and environmental justice.
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Mural Arts and the African American Museum in Philadelphia Present Rendering Justice
The online exhibition, curated by artist Jesse Krimes, is an expansive examination of mass incarceration and an unflinching depiction of the United States today.
Colorful and Loving Murals in Philadelphia Are Inspiring People to Vote
To the Polls 2020 features murals by six Philadelphia-based artists, including a jubilant altar to “our voting rights ancestors.”
Mural Arts Philadelphia Hosts The Art of Activism, a Virtual Speaker Series
Join the United States’s largest public art program for two webinars that will explore the process of creating art with the intention of moving people and policy.
What Happens After the Mural of a Controversial Figure Is Removed?
For more than 20 years, a monumental mural of former Philadelphia Mayor, Frank Rizzo, existed in the city’s Ninth Street Market. On June 7, 2020, it was officially painted over.
What Constitutes an “Appropriate Monument”? Philadelphians Have a Few Ideas
In 2020, Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia is not merely a living handbook, but an uncanny prophecy.
Meet the Formerly Incarcerated Artist in Residence Who Hopes to Transform the Philadelphia DA’s Office
James “Yaya” Hough speaks of a “strong desire to create dialogue inside of the community, between the DA’s office, the citizenry, the affected communities and more specifically, victim advocate groups.”
Mural Arts Presents Radio Silence, a Series of Broadcasts on Iraqi Culture
Created by artist Michael Rakowitz, Radio Silence brings together recordings of famed Iraqi broadcaster Bahjat Abdulwahed with other Philadelphia-based Iraqi refugees and Iraq War veterans.