'Personnages Oiseaux' – Wichita, Kansas - Atlas Obscura

'Personnages Oiseaux'

Ulrich Museum of Art

Created by Catalan artist Joan Miró in 1978 and made up of 350,000 tiles, this mural is the only large-scale glass mosaic the artist ever created. 

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Standing over the entrance to the Ulrich Museum of Art on the Wichita State University campus, this eye-catching 28- by 52-foot mural is titled Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People). It’s a beautiful example of Surrealist artist Joan Miró’s mature work and a gem of a public art project that keeps you looking, trying to make heads or tails (and perhaps wings?) of the creatures it depicts.

In 2016, the outdoor mosaic was restored and re-revealed. The massive panels on which the mosaic is mounted were removed from the building in 2011 and painstakingly repaired and restored. 

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