Huge new fresco to showcase Detroit’s iconic history

Sep 8, 2016

One of the world's most famous examples of frescoes is the Diego Rivera work at the Detroit Institute of Arts. They’re called the Detroit Industry murals.

In that same tradition, artist Hubert Massey is preparing to paint a large mural, 30 feet by 30 feet, in the fresco style for Detroit's Cobo Center.

“One of the things I want to tell through the fresco is sort of like a quick snapshot of the history of the city of Detroit,” Massey said.

Hear the full conversation above for an explanation of some of the “iconic” parts of Detroit’ story to be featured in the mural and more.

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