A People without Murals is a Demuralized People

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People - Wall Art at 1817 Adams Mill Road NW, Washington, DC

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People - Wall Art at 1817 Adams Mill Road NW, Washington, DC

This is a large mural painted on the side of a three story building in Adams Morgan, Washington DC. The sign posted on the wall next to the wall art reads:

Painted in 1977
A People without Murals is a Demuralized People
is the oldest and only mural remaining in Adams Morgan created by a group of Latino immigrant artists. It was brought back to life in 2005 by Sol & Soul, a DC artist-activist organization, with the collaboration of artist Jaun Pineda.
Sol & Soul thanks Jim Graham, Councilmember Ward One, for helping to make this project possible. We also thank the Advisory Neighborhood Commission IC – Adams Morgan, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and the Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs for supporting this project.

Dedicated to all those who struggled to make – and keep – this neighborhood their home.
Dedicado a todos aquellos que lucharon por hacer y mantener esta vecindad su hogar.
Sol & Soul, October 2005

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People - Detail - Reading and Watching Television

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People - Detail - Reading and Watching Television

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People is painted on the side of 1817 Adams Mill Road NW, Washington, DC, the location of Kogibow Bakery and Food. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of this wall art.

Closest Metro Station: The Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station on the Red Line is nearest to A People without Murals is a Demuralized People.

2 comments

  1. George Lamas says:

    I remember being working in this mural, when Carlos “Caco” Salazar design it. It was a hot-humid and very sunny summer. It was very interesting seen Caco hanging and using chalk to make the drawing on the wall. Then after we help him to place the colors, was fun and a great sense of achievement for all those who help in that mural.

    Caco, now he live in Santiago, Chile where he have a workshop of Art , he love teach people different aspect of arts. He also being teaching in a school in Santiago.

    He have a web site http://www.cacosalazar.com and can be find in the Facebook .

    “A People without Murals is a Demuralized People” was and idea of a Chilean poet who was passing by the community and become good friend with us. He came to the mural to help and joking he say the title for this mural, we all laugh and agree it was a good name for the mural.

  2. Thanks for highlighting this special part of history. The Centro de Arte Mural Group was responsible for painting the mural which was done under the direction of Carlos (Caco) Salazar, and artists from Chile who brought the wonderful energy of Allende’s Chile arts & cultural renaissance.

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