A ballistic art shield that includes an outwardly-facing surface, an inwardly-facing surface, and a ballistic resistant material. The outwardly-facing surface has a generally planar configuration and the inwardly-facing surface is oriented in an opposing direction to the outwardly-facing surface. The inwardly-facing surface has a generally planar configuration and includes at least one handle that is adjustable to a low profile position with respect to the inwardly-facing surface. The ballistic resistant material is disposed between the outwardly-facing surface and the inwardly facing surface. The outwardly-facing surface includes a shroud for concealing the ballistic resistant material and has a disguised appearance resembling a wall-hung interior wall décor item.