“Imagine a World Without Borders” Mural

In 2015, this intergenerational project brought together a group of women and teens to identify pressing issues affecting their lives, and to create a visual representation of those. For three months, both groups worked with a facilitator and a mural artist to collect and share stories. They took field trips to mural sites across the city to get ideas, and visited the museum for inspiration and to learn basic painting techniques in the studios. The first mural, located on Centro Tyrone Guzman’s Chicago Avenue facade, was conceived of by the women’s group and contains imagery important to them, alongside a message of hope for the future: A woman’s face is turned to the right, looking towards a section of blank wall, which was painted by teens the following summer.