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Rob Ryser | July 27, 2021
DANBURY — Famous daughter Marian Anderson will have company when an artist paints her mural on a downtown wall later this year.
The portraits of slain president John F. Kennedy, slain civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. and the late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have been commissioned for a wall overlooking Kennedy Park, next to the portrait of Anderson that will replace the mural behind the Kennedy Park fountain.
“Throughout history, many have created change, many have left their mark,” ARCY said in a prepared release. “Through the echoes of the past, we find pride in our predecessors, we honor their story, we communicate their words, and we display their actions.”
The legends mural, which is scheduled to be complete and unveiled on Monday, was commissioned by CityCenter Danbury, in partnership with RiseUP for Arts/CT Murals, DaSilva Realty and City Hall.
The mural will likely be finished before the mural of Anderson, an opera singer from Danbury who gave a rousing performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 after Constitution Hall barred her because she was Black.
“As for the Marian Anderson mural we are finalizing the call to artists with the city of Danbury,” said Angela Wong, CityCenter executive director.
Wong said the building fronts facing Kennedy Park were “an ideal canvas to support ambitious and meaningful” projects.
“This is another exciting step toward bringing more art, culture and vibrancy to downtown Danbury,” she said.
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