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.

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