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

By Martha Lucy

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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.

By Elaine Maimon

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.

By Larry Platt

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

By Christine Speer Lejeune

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

By Jessica Blatt Press

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

By Annie McDonough