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Morse Mural in the Main Lobby

Morse Mural in the Main Lobby
Posted on 01/31/2018
By: Joe Maloney, Special Start Lead Teacher & Member of the Morse School Cultural Proficiency Team

School MuralHello Morse School Community! The cultural proficiency team has been meeting regularly and exploring a wide range of topics to support our school. Last spring, before our community learning walks, the staff learned about our mural in the main lobby. Miss Pat explained that the mural was created by a Japanese artist from New York named Tomie Arai. The tree in the center is the tree of knowledge (a salute to our past Core Knowledge Program) and the species of plants and animals in the mural can all be found along the Charles river.

In the upper left corner is the old Morse School (circa 1891). Along the bottom of the mural is a line of tapestries that represent the many countries from which the Morse students at the time the mural was created. The roots from the tree of knowledge reach down to these tapestries to show how our diverse culture supports and informs us as students, families, educators, and administrators.