Don't miss out on this beautiful commemorative art book, telling the story of MRU's first 100 years, using our mural mosaic images. Available at the Mount Royal BookStore until supplies last.
The story of MRU depicted through art
This centennial project leaves a lasting legacy for all community members to enjoy — a massive mural mosaic that depicts the most significant people and stories connected to Mount Royal over the past 100 years.
Leave your legacy
Individuals and groups are invited to contribute a $1,000 tax-deductible donation towards the panel of their choice. Donors will be recognized for their contribution with an individual mural panel dedicated in their name.
Each image reflects the heart of Mount Royal and pays tribute to the real people responsible for creating the premier undergraduate learning organization it is today.
The photo above shows how the smaller panels have come together to create one larger image, announced on Nov. 23, 2011.
For more images of the mural and of Mount Royal's centennial closing ceremony, visit our photo gallery.
Before and after
Lead artist Lewis Lavoie designed the mural and created the base panels for the artists to work from.
Each artist worked on a before panel that has been painted with the rough colour suggests without knowing what the larger images was.
Lavoie also painted some of the individual panels. Here is one representing Mount Royal's convocation.
- The Mural Mosaic website will be updating with a picture and description of each panel.
- You can also check out the making of panel #140.
A touch screen kiosk was been installed next to the mural, inviting people to touch each individual image and learn more about that person or place’s contribution to our history.
This high-tech, interactive element will provides a relevant, experiential learning component — true to all that we do at Mount Royal.
The mural mosaic is a unique initiative, bringing Mount Royal’s history to life using innovative technology, stories and imagery, while also encouraging individuals in the community to feel a part of something larger.
Picturing MRU's history
Read an interview with Lewis Lavoie, the director of Mural Mosaic and the lead artist for the Mount Royal University Centennial Mural Mosaic Project.
Also learn about Judy Trafford, a library assistant, who painted some of the key panels that made up the mural.