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Writing on the Wall: A History of Graffiti

  • Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery 445 Smith Avenue North Saint Paul, MN, 55102 United States (map)

We’ve all seen spray paint graffiti on train cars and under bridges. But did you know the act of graffiti has been present for thousands of years, in the form of carving and writing on surfaces? 

Often, one even finds writing on the walls in their own homes and structures - in a basement, on the side of a barn, or behind plaster walls. At this talk, you'll learn about the psychology of graffiti, the vast history of graffiti, why we should study graffiti, and how to preserve important graffiti in your own spaces.  

We will gather at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, the oldest commercial building in St. Paul. Registration ($15) includes a beer or soda ticket! Please note, PAM Sustaining Donors do not receive free admission to this event.

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