Chicanx mural artists often speak of using art to reclaim urban space for the specific population that lives in the surrounding neighborhood. Watch this short video on the recent restoration of Yreina Cervantez’ Ofrenda Mural and then answer the following questions. Ofrenda Mural (Links to an external site.) Questions: 1. What happened in 1989 to inspire the Ofrenda mural? 2. Why is Dolores Huerta included at the center of the mural? 3. How has the function of the space surrounding the Belmont Tunnel changed over time? 2. Do you think that graffiti can be a communicative tool? Should the graffiti be left on murals like Ofrenda or be cleaned off? Why or Why not?
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