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Rahmaan Statik in front of his Muhammad Ali mural. Photo: WTTW/Liz Markel

A Chicago Artist Honors Muhammad Ali

Daniel Hautzinger

“Muhammad Ali is the athlete equivalent of an artist," says the visual artist Rahmaan Statik, a South Side native and former Nation of Islam member who has painted a mural of Ali at 2847 S. Kedzie Avenue in Little Village. 
PBS and WTTW's American Portrait mural in Wicker Park

A Tree Grows in Wicker Parkā€”on a PBS and WTTW Mural

Daniel Hautzinger

A mural celebrating everyday Americans and the PBS series American Portrait, which features self-submitted videos and stories from across the country, has sprung up in Wicker Park.
The mural Keith Haring created in Chicago with students in 1989.

The Chicago Mural Created by a Famous Artist and Hundreds of Students

Daniel Hautzinger

In 1989, Keith Haring painted hundreds of his iconic figures on a 488-foot stretch of wall in Grant Park. Hundreds of students then filled them in however they liked. Watch a WTTW documentary about this unique project, now partially on display at the Cultural Center.
A rendering of Kerry James Marshall's Chicago Cultural Center mural

Meet 20 of Chicago's Influential Women in Culture

Daniel Hautzinger

The renowned Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall is painting a mural on the side of the Chicago Cultural Center that will honor twenty women "who've worked to shape the cultural landscape of the city, past and present."Who are they?
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