We’ve got a new website!
May 2018 marks the launch of our new, updated website that displays scores of additional murals from all sectors of the city and a multitude of neighborhoods. All of our murals are labeled with artists, location, date, and sponsor, and many include the “backstory”—the what, why, who, and how. You may now search by the name of the mural, artist, neighborhood, sponsor, and style. If you have comments, new information, or images to share, please contact us at Perryf12@dcmurals.org.
DC Murals Is Now Officially a Nonprofit!
For more than 20 years, DC Murals has made our city’s magnificent public art more accessible and meaningful to all through public programs, tours, and exhibitions. In April we officially became a 501(c)3, allowing us to greatly enlarge our funding potential. This transformative step will enable our team to better serve the community through more programs throughout the city. It will also support the development of our book on DC Murals (in progress). If you’re interested in supporting us, please visit our donation page.
Our 2018 programming includes a series of tours to begin in June. Tickets are $20 per person with a maximum of 25 people per tour. If you are interested, please sign up here.
Exhibition Honoring Frederick Douglass
The spirit of Frederick Douglass, the great American leader for abolition whose words still reverberate today, permeates Washington during 2018, the bicentennial of his birth.
Our flagship 2018 project is an exhibition honoring Douglass. We are seeking funding for this program, so if you are willing to contribute please do so through our GoFundMe page.
We will mount a free exhibition of local murals of and related to Douglass at the Sumner School from September 20 – October 19, 2018.
Eight public programs will accompany the exhibition, which is co-curated by Perry Frank, PhD, and John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of the Anacostia (2012).