The Heritage Society's Mexican History Mural Project
The Heritage Society is commissioning a mural to celebrate the many contributions of our city’s Mexican-American community. In the spirit of the great Mexican muralists, this vibrant collective artwork, Mexican Culture in 20th Century Houston, will highlight the places, personalities, concepts and events that shaped the Mexican-American community and laid the foundation for the multicultural city we live in today. Set in Connally Plaza against a dramatic backdrop of City Hall and the downtown skyline, the new mural will be a cultural landmark in the historic heart of Houston.
The style of the mural at THS will evoke 20th century art in the vein of the great Mexican muralists, such as Diego Rivera. The artwork, a collaboration between highly esteemed artists Jesse Sifuentes and Laura Lopez Cano, will be a significant contribution to Houston’s growing catalogue of public art, and the process of painting the mural will be an event in itself since it will be painted in place at Sam Houston Park. Contact Mike Vance at email@example.com for more information.
There’s nothing like that feeling when a long awaited project gets going. Monday, April 9, The Heritage Society hosted donors, THS board members and City Council Members Gallegos and Cisneros ro kickoff the process that will culminate with an unveiling this summer of our mural Mexican-American History & Culture in 20th Century Houston. We are very excited! Check out the video below from the event.
The sub-contractor broke ground on the structure that will house THS's new mural Mexican-American History & Culture in 20th Century Houston. We expect the mural's home to be turned over to the artists in about a month.