The Hesburgh Library has received a new fresco commissioned for the University by the Institute for Latino Studies; the Snite Museum of Art; the Boehnen Fund for Excellence in the Arts, the Institute for Scholarship in the Arts; and Multicultural Student Programs and Services.New Mexican artist Frederio Vigil painted the 6’ x 4’ fresco, which is prominently displayed in the library lobby. Commissioned during the fall of 2011, the cosponsors wanted to commemorate the University’s commitment to advancing the education and inclusion of Latino peoples and other underserved populations.
The fresco was completed in late May of 2012, and has been drying until it could be moved to its permanent location. The cosponsors choose the lobby of the Hesburgh Library in consultation with the artist and after a review of several proposed sites on campus.
The fresco will be titled in accordance with a naming process requested by the artist. The title will be announced during a dedication/blessing ceremony that will take place in the Hesburgh Auditorium on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.