“...a powerful dichotomy between the terrors and injustices of this world and the Christian promise of redemption out of suffering.” — Dr. Charles McCollester


Take a Tour

A 60-minute docent-guided tour of the murals is a fascinating glimpse into Vanka’s art and the experiences that shaped his ideas. Docents discuss Vanka’s early life, his success in Europe and his life in America.

Saturday Tours:  11:00am, 12:00noon and 1:00pm. Tours may be cancelled or postponed due to Church activities. Pre-register below to ensure notification of schedule changes.

Private/Group Tours:  SPMMMV will accommodate individual and group requests for tours at other times. Please note that the Weekend Mass schedule at St. Nicholas is 6:00pm on Saturday and Noon on Sunday. Request a Tour below.

Please complete your registration online. Questions or scheduling problems: or leave a message:  412-407-2570.

Suggested Donation: $10 per person. Tour donations and merchandise purchases support SPMMMV’s mission to conserve, light, educate and raise public awareness about Maxo Vanka’s Millvale Murals.

The church is located at 24 Maryland Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209, minutes from downtown, just off Route 28 at the Millvale exit.

SATURDAY TOURS Register here.

Help us prepare for your arrival and support our efforts to demonstrate the growing audience for the murals to potential funders.

Advanced registration also guarantees advance notice of last minute delays or cancellations due to Church activities.

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  • Private or Group Tour Request Form

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  • Tour arrangements will be confirmed by the Docent Manager. Please note that weekend masses at St. Nicholas Church are at 6:00pm on Saturday and Noon on Sunday.

  • SPMMMV reserves the right to combine private tours if the requesting group numbers less than 10.


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The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka
24 Maryland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209-2738

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