Mural Durham is a movement that connects Durham through creativity—one mural at a time.
The Mural Durham living archive was inspired by a series of mural tours in downtown Durham created by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, in partnership with Preservation Durham and the Museum of Durham History. The monthly bicycle tours feature the variety of murals in downtown Durham, including Time Bridge by Odili Donald Odita. The painting—commissioned by the Nasher Museum in 2015 for a wall of the Downtown Durham YMCA—pays tribute to the city of Durham. The monthly tours grew into a project with community and Duke University partners sharing their passion for the history of Durham as it relates to public art. Since its founding in October 2016, Mural Durham celebrates creative expression across the Bull City by capturing the growing number of murals in Durham, providing historical context, promoting monthly mural bicycle tours, organizing mural festivals and events, sharing calls to artists, and more.
Mural Durham is a collaboration between the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Arts, Artstigators, City of Durham Public Art Program, and the Duke Office of Durham Affairs.
Tag @Mural_Durham and use #muraldurham when you spot a worthy mural!