The Murals are undoubtedly the Croatian immigrant's greatest work, what Vanka called his "Gift of America."


Beginning November 18th, Vanka Murals Tours are suspended through December 17th.

  The health and wellness of our community, visitors, volunteers and staff are our top priority, and in accordance with Allegheny County's COVID-19-related stay-at-home advisory issued on November 18, 2020, we are suspending our public and private tours of the Vanka Murals effective immediately. We will pause tours for the duration of the advisory which is currently in place for 30 days (through Dec. 17, 2020)..

Please stay home and safe, and follow the public health recommendations for prevention and containment from the CDC and Allegheny County Health Department. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Murals soon.


Croatian artist Maxo Vanka painted a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on the interior walls of St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale, PA. The 25 murals—created in two intense periods in 1937 and 1941—are unique, evocative and larger-than-life representations of faith and family; the immigrant experience in America; social justice and injustice and the horrors of war.

The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka exists to save, preserve and share the unique murals of Maxo Vanka through conservation, education and celebration.