DC Latino Street Murals: A Cardboard Tour

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

Mapping the Legacy

Un Pueblo Sin Murales

The oldest existing street mural in Washington DC, painted in the '70s in a community effort led by artist Carlos Salazar.

DC Latino Street Murals

Felip's Story

In this mural on the Bloombars building, Joel Bergner tells the story of a boy growing up in a Rio de Janeiro favela.

DC Latino Street Murals

Klingle Road murals

A detail from three murals painted on an expanse of retaining wall on Klingle Road by Jorge Somarriba and LAYC between 1988 and 1990.

DC Latino Street Murals

Parkview Stories

Helena Metaferia and local youths created this mural on the side of the Parkview recreation center in 2011.

DC Latino Street Murals

Greetings from Deanwood

Juan Pineda created this mural in 2010.

DC Latino Street Murals

Graffiti Mural

Laya Monarez and LAYC students created Graffiti mural in the interior courtyard of buildings at the Park View Recreation center.

DC Latino Street Murals

Currulao y Desplazamiento: The Afro-Colombian Mural

Dedicated to the displaced people in Colombia's ongoing civil conflict, this 2009 mural was painted by Joel Bergner with community support.

DC Latino Street Murals

CentroNia Mural

Painted in 2008 by Ryan McDonnell and Manuel Navarette, with students of CentroNia school.

DC Latino Street Murals

Columbia Heights es/is

Mural created in 2008 by LAYC

DC Latino Street Murals

My Place/ Mi Lugar

LAYC's 2nd Nature program painted this mural in 2013

DC Latino Street Murals
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Photos and information from the follow sources: DC Murals Project, Carlos Arrien, Jorge Somarriba, Ligia Williams, Juan Pineda, Karlisma, Smithsonian Latino Center, Latin American Youth Center, and the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School. © Hola Cultura. All rights reserved.


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