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Join us to Save Maxo Vanka


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Change test

Tuesday, March 23rd @ 6:30PM (ZOOM Webinar)

Presented in partnership with Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Project (HCUAP) at the University of Pittsburgh, This panel will discuss the role of muralism as a transnational resource for consciousness raising about the relationship between art, place, and ecology. The program will be accessible bilingually.


Victor Ayala, lead muralist for the Pachamama” mural (Millvale)

Dr. Sylvia Rohr Samaniega, director of the University Art Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh and lead curator, Vanka Collection

Dr. Ricardo Klein, sociologist and cultural programmer, University of Valencia (Spain)

Dr. Caitlin Bruce, associate professor of Communications, University of Pittsburgh

The program is free but registration is required. Donations to support the Vanka Murals mission including this program are greatly appreciated and may be added to your registration.

People power: Volunteer with us

Tour of the murals

Our mission to Save Maxo Vanka and share his incredible work relies on the time and talent of many. We’d love for you to join us.

Questions, thoughts?

Volunteer opportunities



Do you have a passion for the murals? Are you interested in helping to ensure their future? Please consider becoming a member of the Vanka Murals Board of Directors. Learn more to get involved, especially if you have experience with arts education, merchandising, legal work, community engagement.

Tour Docent

Ready to share your love of the murals with others? Want to learn more about Maxo Vanka, the inspiration behind his work and their connection to our world today? Join our team and our training will share everything you need to know.

Tour Greeter

Help us make every visit to the Murals one to remember and ensure that we connect with new and returning audiences. Become a Tour Greeter and serve as an ambassador to the public.

Event Planning

Love events? So do we. And we’d love your help with all aspects of our two annual fundraisers

  • Applaud the Light!
  • Cocktails & Conservation

If you’re interested in event sponsorships, promotional partnerships and other ways to support our work, we’d love to hear from you.

Awareness/Audience Building

Join our social media squad or share you love of the murals with your talents, including photography, video, authored pieces, and more.

Expert Assistance

Love the murals? We’d love to meet you. Share your skills:

  • Curatorial training
  • Video production
  • Research/Archivist/Historian
  • Merchandising
  • Strategic/Business Planning
  • Arts Education
Save Maxo Vanka tee

Wear your love for Maxo Vanka on your sleeve. And elsewhere.

Maxo Vanka told his story. Tell us yours.

Family visiting the murals

Did Maxo photobomb your family’s pictures? Did you attend an event at St. Nicholas? Have a memorable mural moment?