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Mural Dedication

Murals Initiative

"Murals inescapably affect people who live near the artwork or who pass by it in their daily journeys. At first, the impact is physically dramatic. Murals are big and bold; they are unabashedly public. And then as the mural becomes woven into the fabric of the community, the effects are more subtle. They serve to provoke thought, to inspire dreams, to bear witness, and to remind people that they are part of a larger world."

-- Jane Golden, Mural Arts Program Director

A new mural at 45th and Sansom Streets was dedicated on October 11. The mural--Home, by the artist Euhri Jones--celebrates the diversity of this neighborhood and is part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the playground at the corner of 45th and Sansom Street.

The mural was sponsored by: University City District, Sharon and Mark Hershorn Philanthropic Trust, West Philadelphia Partnership, CDC, Travelers' Aid Philadelphia, Spruce Hill Community Association, The City of Philadelphia, The William Penn Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Inc., Nathan Cummings Foundation, and Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

The UCD's Mural Initiative partners with the Philadelphia Department of Recreation's Mural Arts Program (MAP) to bring their experience and skill in providing high caliber community artwork using nationally recognized mural artists. The results highlight the cultural, historical, and social diversity of University City.

For over a decade, Philadelphia's mural program has created community landmarks in neighborhoods throughout the City. The UCD has partnered with MAP and corporate sponsors to create three murals with a fourth underway (Almanac October 24, 2000).

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 8, October 16, 2001


October 16, 2001
Volume 48 Number8

The grand old Quad will have three new College Houses when renovations are complete next fall.
Getting around University City will be easier for pedestrians and motorists thanks to new signage.
A $6.7 million NIH grant has been awarded to the Institute for Medicine and Engineering.
President Rodin will receive the Beacon Award at the upcoming celebration of 125 Years of Women at Penn.
Professor Peter Stallybrass will receive the MLA's Lowell Prize for most outstanding literary or linguistic study.
La Casa Latina: the Center for Hispanic Excellence has a new director.
The ICA has a new director of marketing and communications.
A new Entrepreneur in Residence program gives students a chance to meet and mingle with experienced entrepreneurs.
Research in the social and behavioral sciences involving human subjects must be reviewed by Penn's Institutional Review Board.