Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes

What is the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes?

The Barnes is collaborating with Mural Arts Philadelphia to creatively reuse the Foundation’s former guest services center. The small structure, located just off 20th Street, is uniquely situated at the edge of the Barnes’s Parkway campus and has become an ideal place for art activations that function as a critical bridge to nearby communities. 


Lets Connect invites participants to select artists who will be invited to three-month residencies in the space. Residencies will begin July 1, 2018, and will run through September 30, 2019.

Residency Schedule:

Come visit the selected artists working in the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes when they host open studio hours on PECO Free First Sunday Family Day.

Maryann Held | July—September 2018
Delia King | October—December 2018
Eric Goldberg | January—March 2019
Jonathan D. Pinkett | April—June 2019
Leroy Johnson | July—September 2019


Let’s Connect is a project of the Barnes Foundation in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Artist Open Call: March 19–April 30, 2018

Exhibition: May 21–June 4, 2018

Artist Announcement: June 14, 2018

Artist Residencies: July 1, 2018–September 30, 2019

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