Kerry James Marshall's Knowledge and Wonder

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Kerry James Marshall's Knowledge and Wonder


Legler Branch Library
115 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60624






This captivating mural, by artist Kerry James Marshall, celebrates the library as a source of mystery and wonder. Children and adults gaze into larger-than-life books that hold answers to questions about life and the universe. Books are depicted as active agents of the imagination while planets and stars mingle with cells and molecules, symbolizing the beginning of life and the vastness of the universe. The ladder to the right of the canvas suggests the library is a means for achieving higher goals.

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