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To the East: The Rise of Public Murals East of the River

This exhibit tells the story of the artists, organizations, and communities that brought large scale public murals into the east side of the city from 1970-2000.

Using archived material, recently collected images and interviews - TO THE EAST will offer the most comprehensive view to date on the arrival of these artists and murals they created, which helped to reinforce the communities they were painted in, at one of the most critical times in the city's history.

Gallery Hours

Date Time Scheduled Event
10/21/22 6-10PM Open for Viewing
10/22/22 4-8PM Open for Viewing
10/23/22 4-8PM Open for Viewing
10/24/22 12-5PM Open for Viewing
10/25/22 12-5PM Open for Viewing
10/26/22 12-5PM Open for Viewing
10/27/22 12-5PM Open for Viewing
10/28/22 12-10PM Panel Discussion (6-8PM)
Gallery Catalogue Release (8-10pm)
10/29/22 4-8PM Sign of the Times Documentary Screening (6-7PM)
Gallery Closing Event
Mural of Malcolm X
Alex Mattison, For My People (1986)
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About DC Murals

DC MURALS is a 501c3 organization based in Washington, DC. Founded in 1997, by Perry Frank PhD, with the mission to document, preserve, and present the public murals of the city for future generations.

Our archive includes over 5,000 photos, audio and video interviews with artists, written interpretive text, media clippings, and other ephemera related to the murals of Washington, DC. Consisting of over 700 public murals dating back to 1967, it is the largest collection of public art from DC in existence.

Help us continue this important work, please make a tax-deductible donation today.

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