Open Source

Open Source

A citywide exhibition that will bring 14 extraordinary artists from around the world to Philadelphia.

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Frankly Speaking

Frankly Speaking

We're adding a couple new faces to our iconic mural at Dirty Franks.

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JR's Monumental Work for Open Source

JR's Monumental Work for Open Source

JR highlights the personal histories of millions of immigrants in Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora-Philadelphia.

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Phillies Mural Dedicated

Phillies Mural Dedicated

Installation on the Phillies mural is complete!

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Posted 25 August 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Open Source in 15 Seconds: MOMO

As a part of our city-wide Open Source exhibition, New Orleans-based artist MOMO stepped in to the classroom. Partnering with our Arts Education program and students from Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School (K-CAPA) and Freire Charter School, MOMO worked with students for four hours a day, teaching them about practical geometry and using geometry exercises to enliven the math concepts.

"I always liked art, but I never had experience before I came here. You can express your feelings through art."

Antoine, 13 years old

"Art heals, art unites, and art changes minds in convincing fashion. Art drives the agenda. Great art is never silent, can’t be ignored and serves poorly the status quo."

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muraLAB

muraLAB is the Mural Arts Program’s creativity hub for investigating muralism in the twenty-first century  a think-tank for advancing Mural Arts’ vision for art igniting change in communities, city systems and artistic practice.

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Restorative Justice.

We incorporate the concepts of restorative justice through art instruction, mural making, and community service work.

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Art Education:

Be a Philadelphia Original

We offer year-round art instruction at no cost to Philadelphia youth ages 10 to 22. Our program invites you to take risks in your art, give voice to your experiences, and illustrate the world as you see it.

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Porch Light

The Porch Light Program is a groundbreaking public art approach to achieving health and wellness in Philadelphia.

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Community Investment

Mural Arts Projects are one of the top five investments the city can make on commercial corridors, reducing blight, increasing retail sales, and raising property values (Econsult Corporation 2009).

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