Crossroads Mural on Pearl Street - Cambridge, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 21.843 W 071° 06.207
19T E 326790 N 4692340
Quick Description: This mural, located a couple blocks off Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, shows the variety of local people who live(d) in the neighborhood.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2008 6:21:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM589T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 18

Long Description:
This mural is located on the wall of the parking garage and near the Cambridge Central Square Public Library. It is one of several of these murals in the city of Cambridge. An art tour guide found has the best explanation of the artist, Danial Galvez, and his work:

"Muralist Daniel Galvez sought input from the community in the concept and design of this "Central Square family album." The 1,200-square-foot collage of people and architectural landmarks is composed in the shape of the universal symbol for infinity. This way
Galvez connects leather-clad teens with an elderly couple; a waiter from an Indian restaurant with Greek Festival dancers. Also in the mix are local celebrities like R & B singer Little Joe Cook and Jimmy the Shoemaker (shown in the upper detail). Alert viewers
will catch Galvez's clever means of crediting himself and his volunteer assistants: on the front page of a Cambridge Chronicle painted in the bottom left of the mural.

"Galvez, who makes his home in Oakland, California, studied painting at the California College of Arts and Crafts and San Francisco State University. His largescale murals, inspired by traditional Mexican mural painting, grace exterior and interior spaces throughout the U.S. His best-known works include the 63-foot Homage to Malcolm X (1997) in New York City and Guardians of the Past, Stewards of the Future (1999), a pair of murals for the U.S. Department of the
Interior in Washington, D.C. Commissioned through the Cambridge Arts Council's Public Art Program."

The credit block, in the shape of the Cambridge Chronicle newspaper, shows that it has been dedicated in 1986 and repainted in 1996.

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City: Cambridge, MA

Location Name: Cambridge Green Street Parking Garage/Cambridge Central Square Public Library

Artist: Daniel Galvez

Date: August 17, 1986

Media: Enamel on Concrete

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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