Series of projects to reimagine and remember
William Walker’s iconic mural, whitewashed in 2015
a collaboration with local artists and teens from After School Matters
February 2020 – ongoing
All of Mankind Masks | Art on Sedgwick Studio, 1408 N. Sedgwick St. Chicago IL
All of Mankind Painting Tutorial | View here
William Walker’s historic All of Mankind Mural was whitewashed in 2015. Created in 1972 with the help of neighbors, it was located in the Cabrini Green neighborhood. The mural is thought to be one of Walker’s best pieces of art. According to the Chicago Public Arts group,
The mural depicts the interrelated cultures of the world and calls on all people to honor each other’s differences while decrying the worldwide loss of leaders to assassination and the suffering caused by atrocities and violence. The church façade features one of Walker’s recurring motifs: the faces of people of different races interlocked in a symbol of brotherhood.
Beginning in February of 2020, Art on Sedgwick, local artists, and teens from our Art & Impact After School Matters course worked on a series of projects to reimagine and remember this mural.