Murals to check out today, as public art amplifies the voices, beauty of communities

Murals — most frequently seen in New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford — are on our minds lately. Murals are where graffiti grows up to become real artwork. They can be topical, but sometimes they’re more aesthetic than didactic.

Inside buildings, murals usually tell an earnest story, such as the WPA beauties at the New Haven Public Library, Ferguson Library in Stamford, Fair Haven Middle School in New Haven or Lillis Administration Building in New Milford. Outside, they tend to salute working-class or cultural heroes, such as front-line workers during the pandemic. Or, in turbulent 2020, they can punctuate a […]


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