Executive Director, Philadelphia Mural Arts
Jane Golden 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. Under Golden’s direction, Mural Arts has created over 4,000 works of transformative public art through community engagement. In partnership with innovative collaborators, she has developed groundbreaking and rigorous programs that employ the power of art to transform practice and policies related to youth education, restorative justice, environmental justice and behavioral health. Sought-after nationally and internationally, Golden has received numerous awards, including the Philadelphia Award, the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Award and the Katharine Hepburn Medal.In 2022, she was awarded the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia Honors Award, the 2022 Philadelphia Titan 100 Award and The Philadelphia Sketch Club Medal. Currently, Golden serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a Critic-in-residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art.