Argentine Historical Mural
En Español tambien. Nine artists spent 10 months completing this 220-foot mural tracing the Argentine District of Kansas City, KS, from the Hopewell Indians to today. This expansive mural, which covers a 20-foot-tall, two-block-long wall, chronicles the histories, hardships and lifestyle of Argentine residents, beginning with depictions of the Osage, Kansa and Wyandot American Indian tribes, the art continues with the rise of industrialization and the middle class and depictions of racism and classism, the influence of the railroad, the impact of the 1951 flood on the region, and the cultural diversity of the people who settled and now live in Argentine including the Mexican community.
Backstory and Context