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    • Unveiled in September, 2017, the Octavius V. Catto is Philadelphia's first statute to African-American on city property
Eyes on the Street

Monument Lab provided more questions than answers

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s temporary exhibition, Monument Lab: A Public Art and History Project, ended on November 19th. It asked: “What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?”…

    • Monument Lab, Spring 2015
Eyes on the Street

As Philadelphia reflects on its monuments, some more questions to ask

Mural Arts' Monument Lab wants to know, “What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?” It’s a great question, but I want to suggest a few more to…

    • Frank Rizzo and Trump Rat
Eyes on the Street

Monumental matters in Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s temporary exhibition, Monument Lab: A Public Art and History Project, asks: “What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?” In the wake of…

    • Rendering view from S. Hicks St. for

Mural Arts to daub annex of The Drake

The Drake is already one of the most distinctive buildings in Philadelphia. But if all goes smoothly at next month’s Historical Commission meeting, the Art Deco apartment tower will look even…

    • Route 47 en route | courtesy of Intersection

47 Stories: Connecting cultural communities via bus

Septa’s Route 47 bus runs the length of the city, from Whitman Plaza in South Philly to Olney in North Philadelphia, connecting immigrant and refugee communities from Asia, Africa, Europe,…

    • Who will it take to get Mifflin Square rebuilt? Park Powers poster | Catalina Jaramillo / PlanPhilly

Reimagining Mifflin Square Park in 21 languages

In Thoai Nguyen‘s dreams, Mifflin Square Park, a vibrant but tired park in Southeast Philadelphia, has a turf field for kids to play soccer, a rebuilt basketball court, new playground equipment…

    • taxi philly city hall

June 23: Ride-hailing failing disabled riders | Transit-oriented development in Warminster | Bike cops > tanks

Philly won't be buying an armored tank for the DNC, reports Claire Sasko. Instead, Jim Kenney wants bike cops to direct and protect convention-goers down near the stadiums. In other bike…

    • Manayunk Mural Arts installation

May 14: House votes to cut Amtrak funding | Brandywine plans huge East Market project | Common Ground Marketplace preview

Just hours after the Amtrak derailment in Port Richmond, the US House voted to slash funding for Amtrak passenger rail service by $260 million. More money can't solve every problem, but…

    • Mural Arts' Market Frankford Line train wrap
Eyes on the Street

New mobile mural rolls on the Market Frankford Line

The Mural Arts Program and SEPTA took the concept of bringing art to the people to a new level today when they unveiled "We Are All Neurons," a student-designed mural wrapped…

    • By this spring the wall at 1425 Christian Street will be home to the Peace is a Haiku Song mural, dedicated to poet and peace activist Sonia Sanchez.
Eyes on the Street

Hawthorne will be home to peace mural dedicated to Sonia Sanchez

You may have noticed fewer and fewer Peace is a Haiku Song vinyl posters in subway stations and bus shelters around the city, but rest assured, the project is not over.…

    • The design development of Under the Clothespin.
Eyes on the Street

Under the Clothespin: Fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

If you enter the subway at Centre Square, going down the steps around Claes Oldenburg’s Clothespin, you find a grim expanse of white subway tile that glows a little green…

    • Tariq
Eyes on the Street

The Roots muralized, Royal neglect, retrofit Philly, Vernon Park rain garden, new meetinghouse and Skyspace

Good morning, Philly. It’s going to be an especially beautiful day today, so get out and enjoy it while you can. Don’t forget to head out and vote. Polls are open…

    • Bodine High, Restored Spaces, Schoolyard
Eyes on the Street

Restored Spaces: the Garden vs. the Wasteland

I’ve spent most of this week ruminating on public art, preservation, and urban ecology – from the Autumn mural to Gray Area to PHS Pops Up  - and where did…

    • Save Our Mural - says Our House Montessori accross the street from Autumn.
Eyes on the Street

Autumn mural debate continues, its fate uncertain

Since Eyes on the Street last talked about the possibility that Bella Vista's Autumn mural could be lost due to a planned development, a lot has happened. Neighbors collected more than…

    • Autumn, by David Guinn (2001) in October 2011.
Eyes on the Street

Defending Autumn in Bella Vista

Neighbors turned out in force at a Bella Vista Town Watch meeting last night to speak out about the likely loss of a mural at the corner of 9th and Bainbridge…

Eyes on the Street

Mural Arts Month: 31 Days / 31 Ways

All month the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is celebrating 31 Days / 31 Ways that art "ignites change" in people's lives and in our communities. Each day in October,…

    • Construction on the Barnes is coming along, and is set to open May 19, 2012.
Eyes on the Street

The Buzz: Fightin' Phils Mural | NID Drama | Barnes | Dilworth | City Data | The Atlantic Cities

The Mural Arts Program unveiled a Phillies themed mural that will be facing Schuylkill Banks at 24th and Walnut streets. The mural commemorating Phillies history will be created by David McShane…

    • Making a splash

Mural, mosaics, and more at Bodine High School

Every day for the past month, a revolving group of artists, volunteers, students, and ex-offenders participating in re-entry programs, have worked together on what amounts to the largest Mural Arts project…

    • Bodine High murals

At Art Commission, of murals and mansions

Wednesday's meeting of the Art Commission presented a morning of surprises and confusion contrary to what promised to be a relatively simple agenda of three items. The final project submitted…

Apply to appear in new Airport mural

How Philly Moves! How Philly Moves is an extraordinary new work of community-based public art that celebrates the joy of dance—coming to the Philadelphia International Airport in June 2011. Do you…

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