2023 School in the Park Murals

Mar 4, 2023


Arrow icon back to blog
This is the first image in a set of four graphics featuring photos of students and their collaborative murals. In this graphic, we see six students in front of a large piece of white mural paper taped to the wall in the Museum's education center. The students are focusing on their project, each tracing their designs as they start their collaborative mural. There is a quote paired with this image. This anonymous quote is from one of the students' reflections from the week, and says "I want people to know that our community is very important to us because it is our home and our planet and their is no other planet that we can live in."

What do you want people to know about your generation, culture, or community? We ask our 7th and 8th grade School in the Park students this question as part of their experience at the Museum of Us.

We hope our students find authentic personal connections as they reflect on spaces in the Museum, and learn about how art can be used as resistance against injustice.

At the end of our week together, students create a collaborative mural project inspired by the murals B’tz’alQ’ij (Thread of Time) in K’iche and K’ajlay Suum (Thread of Memory/Memory Cord) in Maayat’aan, which were created by mural artist Alicia María Siu and a group of Maya artists, educators, academics, and culture bearers.

Learn more about School in the Park, a program designed to support and enhance student learning and achievement for select City Heights Elementary and Middle Schools.

The Museum of Us recognizes that it sits on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Kumeyaay Nation. The Museum extends its respect and gratitude to the Kumeyaay peoples who have lived here for millennia.

The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Affiliations & Memberships:San Diego Museum Council logoCharity Navigator Four Star Charity logoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership Collaborative for Arts, Science and Culture logoAmerican Alliance of Museums logoSmithsonian Affiliate logoInternational Coalition of Sites of Conscience logo
Financial support provided by:San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture logo
Museum of Us California Tower logo