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Campus El Mac Mural Makes Top Street Art List

El Mac's mural at Northeastern

The ARTery, the arts show produced by NPR’s Boston news…

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“Ars et Scientia” by El Mac. Photo: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

The ARTery, the arts show produced by NPR’s Boston news station WBUR, recently ranked the city’s public art, and Northeastern’s 2015 mural by L.A. street artist El Mac was on the list.

The mural features a muse holding a lightning bolt in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, signifying the fusion of arts and sciences, says Los Angeles street artist El Mac. He was commissioned to transform the 48X58-foot brick facade of Meserve Hall overlooking Centennial Common as part of President Aoun’s Public Art Initiative.

As The ARTery write-up notes, El Mac’s residency at the university brought his family story full circle. While El Mac’s father was studying for an engineering degree at Northeastern, he met his future wife, who was an art student at nearby Massachusetts Colleges of Art and Design.

Mac’s murals can be found around the world, including Cuba, Denmark, and Morocco.

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