The American Mural Project is a 501(c)(3) organization with an unusual approach to arts education. It is involved in the creation of the largest indoor collaborative artwork in the world – a mural 120 feet long, five stories high, and up to ten feet deep. A tribute to working Americans, this mural is the center of the organization’s educational program.
Over 10,000 kids in diverse communities across the country have now worked with AMP on projects in their communities to create pieces of the mural. A multi-subject curriculum based on the mural is now in pilot programs in local schools; an online version is in development.
Two former mill buildings will house the mural and an adjacent visitor’s center, which will become a destination for field trips, guest lectures, and workshops with local artists and artisans, as well as the onsite portion of AMP’s curriculum.
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