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International Gallery of Heritage and Culture

About the Work

The window display includes a series of mini-murals created by former members of the International Gallery AmeriCorps Program for space beautification: African American Musicians by Natalie Markward and a mural depicting Rhode Island African American historical figures for the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, painted by Munir Mohammed.

About the Artists and the International Gallery
The Mission of the International Gallery of Heritage and Culture is to create and support a community of Rhode Islanders who celebrate the convergence of their diverse artistic and cultural heritage.

The International Gallery for Heritage and Culture was founded in 1996 by Linda A’Vant-Deishinni and her husband Munir D. Mohammed, a museum without walls that utilizes art and history to promote cultural understanding. Together they designed many community outreach programs that include exhibitions, art education, lectures, performances and space beautification projects. They have partnered with museums, education institutions and organizations to provide enrichment programs for the state of Rhode Island.

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