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Telling Philadelphia’s stories through mural art

More Murals book cover
More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the nation’s largest public arts program, and it has helped to produce more than 2,600 murals throughout the city while transforming lives in the process.

In 2002, Temple University Press chronicled the work of this groundbreaking and influential venture through words and photographs in its bestselling publication Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell.

This fall, the Press released a sequel, More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell, which follows up on developments in the program, including its partnership with the Philadelphia criminal justice system, the Department of Human Services and the Philadelphia School District.

Jane Golden
Golden

Jane Golden, executive director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and co-author of both murals books, will visit Paley Library’s lecture hall on Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. to read from and discuss More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell.

To learn more about the books, visit www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/1863_reg.html.

Visit the Mural Arts Project Web site, www.muralarts.org, for more on Golden and Philadelphia’s murals.

Alix Gerz

 

 


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