ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Since 2018, the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center has partnered with Prudential Financial—a proud, founding partner of the museum—to create a series of five murals, throughout Newark’s five wards. Sharing a strong commitment to the communities they serve, Prudential Center and Prudential Financial believe this collaboration will add another colorful thread to Newark’s exciting revitalization—and shine a spotlight on the city’s deep musical roots.

The project is informed by the benefits of public art, including the power of murals to celebrate a city’s unique cultural history while transforming neighborhoods through increased commerce, foot traffic and tourism.

Wyclef Jean

Location: Newark West Ward, NJ
Artist: FABS

Titled “Key to Life,” the mural depicts children dancing over piano keys, to represent how music influences a child’s development.

Whitney Mural

Location: Newark Central Ward, NJ
Artist: Maude Lemaire

Composed of more than 1,000 lbs. of hand-cut glass, this mural celebrates Whitney Houston’s dynamic career and her impact on the city of Newark will forever be celebrated.

Paradise In The City

Location: Newark North Ward, NJ
Artist: Yasmin De Jesus

“Paradise in the City” celebrates Newark’s rich musical history by colorfully illustrating the many genres of the North ward. This mural installation is the third of five murals in our series.

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