These walls can talk

It’s not just the story of one man’s journey to America; it’s the story of all of us. Maxo Vanka’s 25 powerful murals are one of Pittsburgh’s hidden gems. Painted in two intense periods – 1937 and 1941— in a church high above Millvale, the murals’ timeless tales leave viewers awestruck.
Conservator working on mural ceiling

Save Maxo Vanka

As the walls suffer from years of weather, art enthusiasts and fans of Maxo’s art tirelessly work to preserve the murals, to illuminate them, and to share his messages of social justice, immigration and the heartbreak of love, loss and war.