Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for March 2018

March 26, 2018

Recently the Heard Museum has been energized as The Mural Project: Cheyenne Randall embellished the campus. Like many of the murals that grace the walls of buildings around Phoenix, this public art project is eye-catching and thought-provoking. Larger-than-life images now adorn the buildings, attracting attention as the artist, Cheyenne Randall (Cheyenne River Sioux), raises questions about representation and identity. As public expressions of art, murals have played many roles throughout history. Here are four selections from the library collection that showcase this artform in recent times making social commentary with captivating oversized imagery. These examples of various mural projects are currently on display in the public reading area of the library. Please feel free to visit the library to review these or any other items of interest in the Library and Archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the link labeled Library Catalog Search located in the pull-down menu of the library tab on the Heard website.

Cockcroft, Eva Sperling
Signs from the heart : California Chicano murals
Venice, Calif. : Social and Public Art Resource Center, [1990]; copyright 1990
Heard call number ND2635.C2 S4 1990

Cockcroft, Eva Sperling
Toward a people’s art : the contemporary mural movement
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1998
Heard call number ND2608 .C63 1998

Juárez, Miguel
Colors on desert walls : the murals of El Paso
El Paso, Tex. : Texas Western Press, the University of Texas at El Paso, 1997
Heard call number OVW:ND2638.E4 J83 1997

Latorre, Guisela
Walls of empowerment : Chicana/o indigenist murals of California
Austin : University of Texas Press, c2008
Heard call number ND2635.C22 S685 2008