Leningrad Peace Mural - Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posted by: ronjean
N 42° 56.881 W 087° 53.926
16T E 426680 N 4755434
Quick Description: This mural was given to the city of Milwaukee from Leningrad, Russia, and a similar design was given in turn to the people of Russia.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2012 9:18:52 PM
Waymark Code: WME151
This mural is found in concourse A of Mitchell Airport. The tiles have many images and words relating to Peace. From the webpage cited below:
"On June 11, l989, over 5000 people came together to mix 8 tons of clay for the creation of a 9 ft. x 38 ft. ceramic mural. The theme was “Clay: A Healing Way”, impressions of peace and friendship. The mural was then fired and finished at Rockdale Union Stoneware in Cambridge, Wisconsin. In August of l989 a group of 30, including members of Milwaukee’s PBS film crew, flew our mural to Leningrad, Russia. In August, at the St. Peter & Paul Fortress on the Neva River, several thousand Russians stomped 6 tons of clay, creating a
ceramic mural for the people of Milwaukee. In the fall of 1990, both murals were installed.
The Russian mural is permanently installed at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The American mural was installed at the Port of St. Petersburg. The 30 minute PBS documentary won a National “Gabriel Award” in l990."
Country or International City that Gave the Gift: Leningrad, Russia
Country or International City that Received the Gift: Milwaukee, WI, USA
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