Off The Wall

The Official Blog of Mural Arts

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.

Posted 19 August 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Interview: Jessie Unterhalter, co-creator of Summer Kaleidoscope

Artist Jessie Unterhalter, who, with her partner Katey Truhn, painted Summer Kaleidoscope at The Oval, sat down for a few minutes to share her thoughts on the process.

Photography and videography by Dave Tavani

Posted 13 August 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

25 Stories High: Installing JR's "Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora-Philadelphia"

If you’re walking through Center City, it’s hard to miss the giant black and white figure looming on the side of the Graham Building. The massive work is on a 25 story building, visible enough to become an addition to the city skyline. So how did this impressive, moving, huge portrait of a street food vendor end up looking out over Center City?

tags: JR, Open Source
Posted 12 August 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Frankly Speaking

Wrapped around the corner of Pine and 13th Streets, a number of faces peer out from the walls. The first time I passed by a few years ago, I looked for an indication of what the business was, but there was no name and no sign to be found. There’s still no indication that the business is a bar or even that it has a name, but that is, I later found out, by its own quirky choice to preserve some anonymity.

Posted 10 August 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Mural Arts Goes Big

Just how big can a mural get? If you’re Mural Arts, the answer is: it can become enormous. Over the past few months, Mural Arts created and dedicated three gigantic murals. The sheer space encompassed by each work is impressive, but it also sparks a conversation about the way art shapes our measurement of an everyday space. Take a look below to discover more about these immense art works.

Photo by Dave Tavani