IL0100 MURALS

ILO100 Murals NYC

An art-diplomacy experience

Experience one of the most inspiring self-guided Art Walk ever created, with murals celebrating the centennial of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the oldest United Nations agency.

Located close to the United Nations between East 42nd and East 48th street, these murals depict the social justice and fair employment challenges we are facing in terms of green jobs, gender equality at work, eradication of child and forced labor, youth employment, and future of work.

Participating artists: Clandestinos, Faith 47, Jorge Gerada, Mr Cenz and Victor Ash. Production and Curation: Street Art for Mankind. 

We offer a free audio-guide app available on IOS and Android to help you learn more about the murals while doing the Art Walk. You can also use it in front of your computer, by scanning the pictures above.

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Download the Behind the Wall app

To hear the artist speak about his creative process or simply read the story behind each mural above.

The app also helps you locate the murals closest to you and make creative selfies to share with us and the artist.

Don’t forget to tag us @streetartmankind!

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Getting around

  • By car

    First wall at the Westin Grand Central Hotel – 212 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

  • By bus

     Bus stations located at:

    + the crossing of Midtown 5th Avenue/42nd street 0.4 miles from the first wall on the Westin Grand Central Hotel East 42nd street and 3rd avenue

    the Port Authority, 625 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA 1 mile NW from the first wall on the Westin Grand Central Hotel East 42nd street and 3rd avenue

  • By Subway

    Subway Stations located at:

    + Grand Central Station – 42nd Street/Lexington avenue 0.2 miles from the first wall on the Westin Grand Central Hotel East 42nd street and 3rd avenue

    + the crossing of East 51st street/Lexington avenue 0.2 miles from the first wall on 209 East 48th street and 3rd avenue.

  • By Train

    Grand Central Station 0.2 miles from the first wall on the Westin Hotel grand Central East 42nd street and 3rd avenue

  • Getting around the city:

    Visit the United Nations

    Visit the Grand Central Terminal

    Visit the exterior and lobby Art Deco design of the Chrysler building.

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