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Supporting the Society

Operating on a small budget, The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka raises awareness and educates the public about the murals and their significance to Pittsburgh’s history, and their depiction of America’s immigrant experience. Experts estimate that the restoration, illumination, and preservation of the murals will require hundreds of thousands of dollars in the short-term, and millions in the long-term. We think it’s a necessary price, given the need to sustain and preserve Maxo Vanka’s world-famous murals, which are unrivaled in their striking juxtaposition of heavenly imagery and Twentieth Century immigrant hardships.

Vanka’s murals in St. Nicholas Church are one of the most unique cultural and artistic monuments in Pittsburgh and the United States. The murals ensured the church a place on the National Register of Historic Places, and they also continue to draw a steady stream of visitors. To ensure that future visitors will be able to experience the murals, and appreciate these masterpieces in all their vivid detail, The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka is seeking contributions for the restoration of the paintings and for an endowment to provide for the permanent care of the murals.

Please consider making a contribution to sustain the wonderful artworks that Vanka called his “gift to America.” Your donation will help in their preservation and ensure that future generations will also be able to appreciate Vanka’s gift.



The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka is a nonprofit public supported historic art preservation organization, tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) IRC. Donations are federal income tax deductible for those who itemize their deductions.
The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka is a nonprofit public supported historic art preservation organization, tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) IRC. Donations are federal income tax deductible for those who itemize their deductions.