All good things must come to an end, if only so we can recognize through its absence what it meant to us. This mural was destroyed by developers on March 6, 2015 in Lawrence, KS. This mural is particularly important to Lawrence and the region. Designed and painted by a collaborative group in 2007, the mural was commissioned by the Spencer Museum of Art as a part of its exhibition "Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist." In addition to it being a unique celebration of and monument to great African-American artists (Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Gordon Parks, Oscar Micheaux, Hatie McDaniel, Coleman Hawkins and Aaron Douglas) from Kansas, Pollinators has risen to become an identifying feature of our local food movement and a beloved symbol of the city.
Ailecia Ruscin (Oh Snap! Photography)