"We started doing murals and it caught the imagination of Philadelphians. Everybody should have access to art. It is like oxygen."
Oct 19, 2021
In this digital age, is art still relevant? With Jane Golden
On this episode of the Great Indoors, Matt sits down with Jane Golden, the founder and executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia. Jane has been an active mural painter since the 1970s, and under her direction, Mural Arts has created over 4,000 works in public art through innovative collaborations with community based organizations, city agencies, non-profits, schools, the private sector and philanthropies.
During the episode, Matt and Jane discuss how Mural Arts has helped to tackle some of the city’s difficult societal issues like gang violence, addiction and racism. They also touch on alleviating mental health issues through art and how society’s attitudes towards art have changed over the years.