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Murals that Uniquely Capture the African American Experience in Philadelphia

“Mural Arts believes that the stories behind its works of art must be told.”-Mural Arts Program

The Mural Arts Program has created more than 3,000 murals, many of which represent important aspects of Philadelphia’s African American history, traditions and culture. The Albert M. Greenfield African American Iconic Images Collection, curated in partnership with the African American Museum in Philadelphia, showcases murals throughout the city that uniquely capture the rich African American experience in Philadelphia.

A Partnership Uniquely Suited for this Collection

Mural Arts believes that the stories behind its works of art must be told. These iconic murals honor many themes and figures of great significance to Philadelphia’s African-American history. Because the African American Museum in Philadelphia is dedicated to both collecting and preserving art and artifacts of the African Diaspora and interpreting (through exhibitions and programs) the stories these objects tell, our organizations are uniquely suited to bringing this collection to life.

Learn about African-American Culture, Traditions and History

Mural Arts and the African American Museum in Philadelphia provide in-depth, engaging information about the murals’ themes and surrounding communities. This Collection offers students and the general public a venue to learn about African-American culture, traditions and history, as it has unfolded here in our city neighborhoods.