Art Is Social Justice
In an excerpt from a new book commemorating the Barnes Foundation’s 100th anniversary, Mural Arts’ Jane Golden and the Barnes’s Valerie Gay argue for art as a tool for social justice
Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2022: Black Thought On Art, Music and the City
Come see The Roots’ frontman and other fearless art trailblazers at The Philadelphia Citizen’s 5th annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival on December 15
Listen: Badass Philly Women—Then and Now
We asked some of our favorite Philly women of the moment to tell the stories of some of our favorite Philly women from history in honor of Women's History Month. Hear new episodes weekly throughout the month
Arts Can Transform Lives and Cities
In honor of Mural Arts Month, a longtime college president not only nominates Jane Golden for a MacArthur Genius Award, she urges educators from pre-school to grad school to respect and promote the arts—not cut them.
A Mayoral Wishlist, Disruptor Edition
If we really want a robust debate in 2023, how about some bold, unconventional candidates? Here, a list of unusual suspects.
Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: How Art Can Change the World
Join The Citizen in December to hear from Jane Golden, Shepherd Fairey, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Hank Willis Thomas, and many more
The Citizen Recommends: #SisterlyLove Project
This Women’s History Month, take in the vibrant street art created by—and honoring—Philly women of all walks of life
The Citizen Recommends: Mural Arts’ Wall Ball
The city’s public art organization sets the stage for Monument Lab, a citywide look at our stories, both historic and contemporary