Jane Golden, Mural Arts Philadelphia

“In the face of life’s challenges, where traditional methods have failed, the arts and creativity can and do make a powerful difference in the lives of real human beings.”

Jane Golden

Jane Golden, Founder & Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia, shared the story behind her title with us on August 7, 2022.

Jane has been the driving force of Mural Arts Philadelphia since its inception, overseeing its growth from a small city agency into the nation’s largest public art program and a global model for transforming public space and community through art. Under Golden’s direction, Mural Arts has created over 4,000 public art works through innovative collaborations with community-based organizations, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, the private sector, and philanthropies.


“As a young girl Jane Golden had an affinity for art and the world around her. Growing up in Margate, NJ by the vast ocean, her surroundings piqued her imagination and supported her desire to create.  As an adult Jane was able to follow her dream of using the arts to help transform the lives of those who lacked the opportunities to support their own dreams.  Now living with Lupus, Jane talks about the persistence and resiliency that has guided her life and work.”

Listen to our interview with Jane below!

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