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(Students from Paul Robeson High School help to rededicate the Paul Robeson mural. Photo by Steve Weinik, provided.)

Paul Robeson Mural Restored, Rededicated on Activist’s 115th Birthday

At nearly four stories tall, the mural of Robeson faces west on Chestnut Street near 45th, just across the street from the high school that bears his name.

04/09/2013

(Credit: Mural Arts Program)

Porch Light Project Uses Art to Shine Light on Public Health

The Mural Arts Program has teamed up with the city’s Department of Behavioral Health to create an art that engages the public while promoting public health.

03/16/2013

(A detail of the mural that will be installed on the façade of the Philadelphia Zoo's new parking garage.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Zoo Provides the Canvas For City’s Next Mural Arts Project

Mural Arts executive director Jane Golden says the plan is turn a benign wall of a parking garage into an 8,000-square-foot work of art.

01/24/2013

(Credit: Michael Reali via familyinterruptedproject.com)

Smart Element Added To Mural Arts Program

The latest work of the Mural Arts Program, which now uses technology to keep it current, was dedicated Sunday in North Philadelphia.

09/16/2012

(The current, paved schoolyard at the William Dick Elementary School.  Photo provided by Phila. Dept. of Parks and Recreation.)

City To Convert Blacktop Into Parkland At Philadelphia Schools

Turning acres of little-used paved surfaces at Philadelphia school yards into parkland is the goal of a program being launched tomorrow by city officials.

05/09/2012

(Tom Molieri, co-owner of Green Street Coffee Roasters.  Credit: John McDevitt)

For a Philadelphia Coffee Roaster, Good Citizenship Is His Brew Of Choice

From bean to cup, a new Philadelphia coffee roasting company takes social responsibility very seriously.

05/02/2012

(John Wetzel, secretary of Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections, addresses the Arts and Criminal Justice Symposium at the center city campus of Temple University.   Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Mural Arts Symposium Focuses On Art’s Anti-Crime Role in Society

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program held its 2012 “Arts and Criminal Justice Symposium” in center city Philadelphia, part of its efforts to teach community groups how to use art to rehabilitate those both in and outside of the prison system.

04/27/2012

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Mural Arts Program Offers Walking/Riding Tours of Philadelphia’s Giant Artworks

Expanding its reach, Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program storefront at the Gallery shopping mall has launched its 2012 tour season.

04/25/2012

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Mural Arts Program Unveils South Philadelphia Project to Honor ‘The Roots’

A big, blank wall at the corner of 6th and South Streets in South Philadelphia will soon be a giant mural to showcase one of Philadelphia’s most famous bands, The Roots.

02/15/2012

(Mural Arts Program head Jane Golden cheers as Mayor Nutter cuts a ribbon to open the program's new public outreach center at The Gallery.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Mural Arts Program Opens Public Outreach Center In Gallery Shopping Mall

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program has leased new space in the Gallery at Market East, creating a place for the public to explore what the world’s largest public art program has to offer.

12/13/2011

(Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Mural Arts Program Enlists Fans To Help Paint Homage To Phillies

Wednesday morning, children at the “Please Touch” Museum painted a section of the mural to be affixed to a building near 24th and Walnut Streets.

11/30/2011

("Roots" members Tariq Trotter and Kamal Gray at today's Mural Arts announcement.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Hip-Hoppers ‘The Roots’ To Get A South St. Mural

Philadelphia’s favorite band is hooking up with Philadelphia’s premier public arts program.

11/07/2011

(Credit: www.muralarts.org)

Guide To Unique Tours In Philadelphia

If you are a visitor coming to town or even a lifelong Philly area native who wants to get better acquainted with the city, sightseeing tours may be the way to go.

10/20/2011

The "How Philly Moves Mural" covers the parking garage at Philadelphia International Airport. (Credit: Philadelphia Mural Arts Program)

Philadelphia’s Newest, Largest Mural Greets Travelers At The Airport

Philadelphia’s newest mural is also its largest and most visible.

10/13/2011

(One mural, at the end of a hallway in the Independence Visitors Center, includes painted brickwork to blend with the surrounding actual brickwork.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Two New Philadelphia Murals Highlight Societal Conflicts in Colonial America

“The hooks are actually where a lot of the carcasses of the cows were hung, and they remind you of some of the things that hooks were used for over the next 200 years in our history.”

10/07/2011

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