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Vanka Murals Tours

Presented by Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Pittsburgh PA

Vanka Murals Tours

A 60-minute docent-guided tour of the Maxo Vanka murals is a fascinating glimpse into the Croatian immigrant’s art and the experiences that shaped his ideas.

Maxo Vanka completed 25 individual murals in two brief but intense periods in 1937 and 1941 in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church. The commissioning priest, Father Albert Zagar, lightly prescribed the artist’s subject matter and Vanka maximized his opportunity to pay tribute to faith while expressing his passionate beliefs about social justice, injustice, the horrors of war and helping to preserve and celebrate cultural identity among an immigrant population. The more than 80-year presence

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Tour admission is $10 per person. Advance Reservations and Masks are required.

Contact: 412-407-3570


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St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church

24 Maryland AVe, Pittsburgh, PA 15209


Limited onsite parking is available.


    • Wheelchair Access

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