The "Oracles of Iowa City" mural located on the Capitol Street Parking Ramp was recently completed through the efforts of a team of artists from the Center for Afrofuturist Studies and coordination by Public Space One. Funded through the Iowa City Public Art Program and the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President of Research, the murals are intended to be a visual call out or beacon to the Iowa City community and to the greater region of people that might visit concerning Black people and their lived experience. Watch this short video of the artists explaining the message of the murals.

Attend the mural dedication September 27

Please join the team of artists, Public Space One, and other partners in the project to celebrate and dedicate the "Oracles of Iowa City" mural project at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at the Voxman Music Building Foyer, 93 E. Burlington St. This event is free and open to the public. You can also learn more about the project on the Public Space One website.

Join the Community Conversation on October 2

Consider participating in a Community Conversation about the mural and its powerful and challenging messages at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.2, 2021. The gathering will be held in the Iowa City Public Library’s Meeting Room A and will include representatives of the Oracles of Iowa City team. To save yourself a seat, register at

Date of publication

Friday, September 24, 2021