• Ben Linder

    Houser, Henry P

    Ben Linder, a United States citizen, was living in Nicaragua during the revolution helping to build a small hydroelectric dam when he was killed by Contra soldiers. This mural depicts his life and wor…

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  • Sandino: La Historía de las Hormigas

    Michilini, Sergio (1948), Houser, Henry P

    This mural depicts Carlos Fonseca (on the left) and Sandino, with the FSLN and Nicaragua flags behind them and children in the foreground. The title comes from a quote by Sandino, who said that after…

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  • Cathedral murals

    Houser, Henry P

    Henry Houser took these photographs in a decaying cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua. Several murals commissioned by the Church in the 1950s remain inside the building.

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  • Under the Volcano, The Visitation

    Grupo Artistico Contraste, Houser, Henry P

    This mural has two parts that are united by a large rosary. The Virgin Mary greets her cousin Elizabeth, each with her miraculous baby (“Two unborn liberators”) leaping from her womb. A rosary encircl…

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  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería Simόn Bolívar

    Matus, Federico (1966), Houser, Henry P

    Located at Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería Simόn Bolívar (the National University of Engineering) this mural depicts a collage of activities: two women and a man play basketball; a man and woman pl…

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  • Pyramid of the New Life

    Ceccarelli, Aurelio (1924), Houser, Henry P

    Part of the collection of murals in the Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero Spiritual Center, this mural depicts an armed man lifting up a woman who is supporting another man while he is balancing an infant…

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  • Linder

    Houser, Henry P

    A tornado or whirlwind emanating from the earth into space encompass two views of Ben Linder, a young American engineer who was killed by Contras in Nicaragua while working on a hydroelectric project…

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  • Romero of Central America lives among us

    Cerezo Barredo, Maximino, 1932, Houser, Henry P

    This mural is painted on a concrete structure which serves as a stage. The artists, Salvadorian refugees, painted the mural with help from Christians in the local barrio where a Christian base communi…

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  • His Name is Rainbow

    Houser, Henry P

    Ben Linder, an engineer from the United States who lived in Nicaragua during the revolution, is the subject of this mural. Linder was assisting with the construction of a small hydroelectric dam when…

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  • Sacuanjoche

    Villanuevo, Alfonso, Lugo, Genaro, Orozco, Xavier, Houser, Henry P

    Henry Houser notes that in this mural the "angle is defined by a machete on the left, identified with agrarian production and rifle on the right and other weapons indicating violence and defense of th…

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  • Volcano

    Houser, Henry P

    Henry Houser notes that this mural was located within the Palacio Nacional in Managua, Nicaragua. A volcano spews various colors of smoke and fire, giving the appearance of snakes of various colors. O…

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  • A Mayor Gloria de Dios

    Cerezo Barredo, Maximino, 1932, Houser, Henry P

    This mural is part of a collection of murals at the University of Central America in Managua. This section of the mural portrays Jesuit priests sitting at a table. The priests were assassinated in El…

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  • Mother and Child

    Houser, Henry P

    This mural, located on the exterior of a building, portrays a smiling woman breastfeeding a child with a gun slung over her shoulder.

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  • Monseñor Antonio de Valdivieso

    Michilini, Sergio (1948), Houser, Henry P

    This mural is part of the "Historía de Nicaragua" (History of Nicaragua) mural project in Barrio Riguero in Managua, Nicaragua. Bishop Valdivieso was a bishop in Leon, Nicaragua, one of the first bish…

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  • Peasant with Cross

    Michilini, Sergio (1948), Houser, Henry P

    This mural shows a peasant bearing a cross on his shoulder. The mural is a part of the "Historía de Nicaragua" (History of Nicaragua) mural project, in the Santa Maria de los Angeles Church in Barrio…

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  • La Creación

    Abel, Soraya Moncada, Houser, Henry P

    This mural is located at the National School of Public Monumental Art (ENAPUM - Escuela Nacional de Arte Publico Monumental) in Managua, Nicaragua. The artist is a former student of the school and acc…

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  • San Romero de America

    Michilini, Sergio (1948), Houser, Henry P

    Part of the "Historía de Nicaragua" (History of Nicaragua) mural project, this mural portrays Bishop Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated for speaking out against the country's…

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  • Telcor Building

    Canales, Alejandro (1945-1990), Houser, Henry P

    This mural was painted on the side of a telecommunications building. It shows Sandino and Carlos Fonseca, the FSLN flag, a figure with a gun raised, a row of corn, a hi-tech communication dish with a…

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  • Ortega's House 1990

    Medina, Efren (1949), Houser, Henry P

    This mural is located on the wall surrounding President Daniel Ortega's house in Managua, Nicaragua. The mural is composed of various panels all using bright colors and depicting faces.

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  • La Familia Barreda

    Michilini, Sergio (1948), Houser, Henry P

    The Barredas were a Nicaraguan couple who volunteered at a coffee plantation to help the poor. The plantation was attacked by Contras and they were tortured and executed because they were labeled as c…

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