Murals and Mosaics

A series that aims to capture, catalog and celebrate the beauty of Chicago’s streets, as seen through its public art.

Artist Joe Nelson, who goes by CUJODAH, worked with Union Pacific Railroad and the National Park Foundation to honor the porters, who helped fuel the Great Migration.
“Forces of Pullman Labor” by Bernard Williams depicts Pullman’s labor history, a librarian writes.

Interactive map of Chicago’s murals and mosaics

Each point on the map is clickable, with a photo, description and sometimes a link to a story about the mural. You can zoom in to focus on a particular neighborhood or suburb.

La casa del lado suroeste, cerca de Midway, tiene escenas que simbolizan la vida en Estados Unidos y México, donde nació.