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Video: Workers come alive in massive American Mural Project, inspiring next generation of CT kids

The American Mural Project, located in Winsted, Connecticut, is the world’s largest indoor collaborative mural and a tribute to American workers. It's a one-of-a-kind work of art — at five stories high, the mural is a visual history of America shown through its workers.

In this Mini Doc, Ellen Griesedieck, founder and artistic director of AMP, tells the story of how the massive three-dimensional mural came to be.

From visiting a Boeing manufacturing plant to collaborating with over 15,000 people across all 50 states, the original concept has bloomed into not only a "tribute and a challenge," but into an education and programming space for the arts through partnerships with schools and nonprofits.

Learn more about how APM was created by watching the video above. More Connecticut Public Mini Docs can be found here.

A detail of The American Mural Project, located in Winsted, Conn. It is a tribute to American workers and the world’s largest indoor collaborative mural. It’s three-dimensional, 120 feet long and five stories high. Ellen Griesedieck is the artist behind the mural, who has engaged over 15,000 students and adults across the country in creation of the mural.
Kevin Kuhl
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Connecticut Public Video
A detail of The American Mural Project, located in Winsted, Connecticut. It is a tribute to American workers and the world’s largest indoor collaborative mural. It’s three-dimensional, 120-feet long and five stories high. Ellen Griesedieck is the artist behind the mural project, which has engaged over 15,000 students and adults across the country.
"I wanted to make these people come alive … once you know the people, you then see the value in the things they do.”
Ellen Griesedieck, founder and artistic director of AMP

The American Mural Project in Winsted, Connecticut, is three-dimensional, 120-feet long and five stories high. AMP's campus includes three acres, two historic mill buildings and a small house. The roof to the mural building, seen above, had to be raised 30 feet in order to fit the work of art.
Kevin Kuhl
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Connecticut Public Video
The American Mural Project in Winsted, Conn. is three-dimensional, 120 feet long and five stories high. AMP offers education opportunities for all ages from school programs, summer programs, internships and teaching.
An exterior view of the building where the American Mural Project is located. AMP’s campus in Winsted includes three acres, two historic mill buildings, and a small house, which are home to the mural and serve as education programming and administrative space for the arts center. Renovations to the mural building, which included raising the roof by nearly thirty feet, finished in the fall of 2018.
Kevin Kuhl
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Connecticut Public Video
An exterior view of the building where the American Mural Project is located. AMP’s campus in Winsted includes three acres, two historic mill buildings, and a small house, which are home to the mural and serve as education programming and administrative space for the arts center. Renovations to the mural building, which included raising the roof by nearly thirty feet, finished in the fall of 2018.

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