Moab Multicultural Center adds interactive features to outdoor mural

Posted in: Cultural Education and Outreach

(Moab Times Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center has announced new additions to the facility’s outdoor multicultural mural and invites the public to stop by the center at 156 North 100 West to visit the mural and learn about the historic figures whose images are featured.

The mural displays the faces of nine peaceful change leaders from different walks of life. In 2016, the mural project began, the structure was built and nine local artists each painted one of those change leaders: Cesar Chavez, Gandhi, Jane Goodall, Chief Standing Bear, Malala, Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, Eleanor Roosevelt and Harvey Milk.

The MVMC has recently added enhancements to the mural by installing permanent signage, locally designed benches, an audio tour and new interactive curriculum.

“This large, colorful mural has attracted the attention of many people as they walk by the MVMC,” organization officials said in a news release. “Now, any day during daylight hours, everyone is welcome come into the yard for a closer look. Visitors are invited to take a seat at the mural, read the provided information, and listen to the free audio tour — featuring the voices of local people.”

Additionally, the center has created a curriculum that “converts the multicultural mural into Moab’s first outdoor diversity classroom,” center officials said.

“This brand new, original, curriculum is designed for a variety of grade levels and is intended to enrich the public school’s common-core curriculum,” the news release states. “We invite all teachers and students to come for a field trip.”

The public is welcome to visit the mural and sign the visitor’s log.

Read more:Moab Times-Independent – Moab Multicultural Center adds interactive features to outdoor mural

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