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Budlong Woods Branch library mural symbolizes immigration, metamorphosis, threats to books

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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With pages turning from parchment to petals, and monarch butterflies soaring over colorful ceramic flowers and a garden below, the latest mural spanning Chicago Public Library’s Budlong Woods Branch is enough to make drivers on Lincoln Avenue stop the car and take it all in. “It’s not only paint. It’s something more,” says Pilsen muralist Hector Duarte, who was commissioned to create the piece titled “Learning to Fly.” The West Ridge library, at West Bryn Mawr and North Lincoln avenues, is in the 40th Ward, one of the city’s most...

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