Oct 28, 2021 - Things to Do
Mural Arts Philadelphia to dedicate new mural "Declaration"
The mural “Declaration” is seen here on a building in North Philadelphia of a woman of color with the Declaration of Independence imposed over her face.
The mural "Declaration," seen from Race Street on the building located at 150 N Broad St. Photo courtesy of Steve Weinik/Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

North Philly's got some new ink.

What's happening: Mural Arts Philadelphia is holding a dedication ceremony today for "Declaration," one of its newest and largest murals.

  • It's painted on the west side of the parking garage at 150 N Broad Street.

Details: The mural, from artists Dwayne Reginald Betts and Titus Kapha, features the face of a woman of color with a heavily redacted version of the Declaration of Independence imposed over her profile.

  • The artists worked on the project with individuals in a reentry program as well as men from a state prison. They redacted what they believed were the document's contradictory statements and rights that aren't granted to all, particularly people of color.

What's next: The dedication ceremony will take place in the parking lot at 15th and Race Streets, starting at 3pm.

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