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POSTPONED – Philly | Mural Arts Philadelphia: Mural Mile Walking Tour
July 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This program has been postponed. The new date will be updated in the coming weeks.
Join Executive Director of the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program Jane Golden for an exciting walking tour! Get to know Mural Arts Philadelphia’s world-renowned collection along the Mural Mile. Explore the culturally-rich and bold Center City, getting up close and personal with murals that tell the intimate and inspiring stories of Philadelphia, its leaders, and citizens. The “Mural Mile” highlights art tucked in out-of-the-way corners to soaring additions to the cityscape. The tour will include an array of murals selected by Golden such as Russell Craig’s “Crown”, (2020), Amy Sherald’s “Untitled”, (2019), Euhri Jones and David McShane, “Water Gives Life”, (2018), Meg Saligman’s “Philadelphia Muses”, (1999), and Jonathan Laidacker’s “Philadelphia Microcosm”, (2019), among others.
We’re pleased to be able to offer ArtTable members & friends a discounted rate for this tour – $10 for ArtTable members and $15 for non-members. Not an ArtTable member? Join today!
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- While masks or face coverings are no longer required outdoors for fully vaccinated individuals, we strongly encourage you to wear one while in close proximity to others who are not in your immediate household.
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Getting There: The tour will begin at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Lenfest Plaza Paint Torch Sculpture (128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102). This tour is not a loop, it ends in the general vicinity of 12th and Walnut Streets. Directions will be shared with all registered attendees in advance of the program.
About Jane Golden
Jane Golden has been the driving force of Mural Arts Philadelphia since its inception in 1984, overseeing its growth from a small city agency into the nation’s largest public art program. Under Golden’s direction, Mural Arts has created over 4,000 works of transformative public art through community engagement. In partnership with innovative collaborators, she has developed groundbreaking and rigorous programs that employ the power of art to transform practice and policies related to youth education, restorative justice, environmental justice and behavioral health. Sought-after nationally and internationally as an expert on urban transformation through art, Golden has received numerous awards for her work, including the Philadelphia Award, the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Award and the Katharine Hepburn Medal. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves on the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council and the board of directors of The Heliotrope Foundation. Click here to read more about Mural Arts Philadelphia!
Thank you to ArtTable Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chairs Laurie McGahey and Rachel Zimmerman for organizing this program. Thanks also to Jane Golden, Executive Director, and Genny Boccardo-Dubey, Chief Advancement Officer at Mural Arts Philadelphia.
- Mural Mile walking tour, April 2, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
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