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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

VPAS 603 Philadelphia Murals in the Community Context for Educators

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Through analyzing case-study murals and the larger context of murals in art history, this course examines what roles are played by students, artists, teachers and communities within these large-scale public works of art. Philadelphia has over 3,000 murals; learn about some of them through a variety of tours and talks with the Mural Arts Program. Discover how murals are intrinsically connected to the places and communities where they exist. In addition, participants look at the social needs, issues and history of a site. Through viewing murals in their environments and hearing from selected muralists, participants gain an understanding of the connections murals have to communities, places and the artists who created them. Discussions include connecting themes such as the African-American narrative, students and youth voices, and murals about neighborhood history. Through writing and documenting the tours and comparing contemporary works with murals throughout history, gain a wealth of knowledge on this rich history.

Prerequisites VPAS*602

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.