Amanda Schwengel

August 12, 2020

Arts and Culture

PHOTOS: Denver murals by Carlos Frésquez and his students

Check out these pics and then use this map to see them for yourself.

Amanda Schwengel

August 12, 2020

The art of Carlos Frésquez has been featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and exhibited around the world from the Middle East to Latin America and Russia.

But his hometown of Denver remains the primary gallery for his murals and street art, which focus on themes of justice and Chicano culture. And since the Metropolitan State University of Denver alum and art professor has been teaching for decades, the works of his students are now also important parts of the Mile High City’s art scene.

“I feel very proud that my former students are able to share their visual gifts with (their) various communities,” Frésquez said. “Former students have not only painted murals here in Denver, they have painted them in Hawaii and in New York City and many places in-between.”

Check out RED’s photo gallery of Frésquez’s work across Denver and then use this map to see these murals for yourself.

The south side of the Curious Theater building at West 11th Avenue and Acoma Street, painted in 2018. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
The lobby of the Jordan Student Success Building on the Auraria Campus, painted in 2017. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
The MSU Denver soccer field, south of the Colfax viaduct on the south end, painted in 2014. Photo by Blake Rubenstein
The Sisters of Color United for education building at 938 West 8th Avenue, painted by a former MSU Denver student. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
One of many murals painted on the north side of Su teatro on Santa Fe Drive, painted around 2012. It took four years of summer classes to surround the building. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
One of many murals painted on the north side of Su teatro on Santa Fe Drive, painted around 2012. It took four years of summer classes to surround the building. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
One of many murals painted on the north side of Su teatro on Santa Fe Drive, painted around 2012. It took four years of summer classes to surround the building. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
Mural at the Center for Visual Art painted by Carlos Frésquez, MSU Denver professor of art, and his students. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
"Colorful Colorado" on the fourth floor of the Aviation and Aerospace building on the Auraria Campus, painted the summer of 2020. Photo by Amanda Schwengel

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