Shiva 2021

Shiva 2021

In 1994 John Pitman Weber, Dzine, and La Force Alphabetick collaborated to create this mural piece with the help of eight young people from Northwest Youth Outreach.… More

Awakening of the Americas

In 1995-1996, Hector Duarte created Awakening of the Americas, or El Despertar de las Americas, in the Latino Cultural Center at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). In the… More

Honor Boricua

Honoring Humboldt Park’s predominantly Puertorriqueño heritage (Boriquen is the island’s original Arawak Indian name), this mural depicts the Puerto Rican flag flying from the island, across the… More

Urban World at the Crossroads

This mural at Orr Academy High School transformed a formidable blank wall into a jazzy collage of color, pattern, and realistic rendering. Echoing the modernist architecture of… More

Peace by Piece

This courtyard installation is one of several mosaics created by John Pitman Weber and Nina Smoot-Cain at the Beth-Anne Life Center. In this installation, youths from the… More

Tribute to Pullman Porters

Aptly sited on either side of a train underpass in North Pullman, this mural honors the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the nation’s first black labor union,… More

Benu: The Rebirth of South Shore

In 1990, artists Marcus Akinlana and Jeffery Cook created this 20 x 60 ft mural on Jeffery Plaza with the assistance of Joe Matunis, Kiela Smith, and… More

Casa Aztlan

In 1970, Pilsen native Ray Patlán was studying at the School of the Art Institute and sharing studio space with Mario Castillo (a Chicago mural pioneer) at… More

The Great Migration

Marcus Akinlana’s The Great Migration gracefully encompasses the south-facing wall of the Elliott Donnelley Youth Center on South Michigan Avenue. The mural depicts the mass migration of… More