Saturday, April 17, 2021

Five Authors and a Historic Theater



Ann Arbor’s most famous mural: five authors, painted 1984. New on the same building: views of the town.

The new mural with two scooters in front of it.
The State Theater, depicted in the mural, is down the street.

 
Detail from the new mural.

The State Theater, 2021.

The State Theater’s Grand Opening, 1942. (source)

The most famous mural in Ann Arbor:

Five authors: Woody Allen, Edgar Allan Poe, Hermann Hesse, Franz Kafka, and Anaïs Nin.
(Blog post here)

16 comments:

Jeanie said...

And I even know where it is! You know, I've been in dozens of classic theatres in all sorts of places over time, but never the State. Hmmm.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I am a big fan of mural art. What a lovely mural. I am wondering what prompted the five authors mural. I think I need to take a look at your post about it.

DVArtist said...

Wow these photos are amazing.

Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

The new mural is amazing. Truly a work of art.

Laurie said...

👍❤️

Iris Flavia said...

The first pic is touching - mask...
P.S. the book is really good (Jubilee) - thank you.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What amazing murals. I think I appreciate the one showing your city even better than the five people. That one is incredible. Great, great mural art, Mae.

Yvonne said...

Wow, I love these pictures. They are wonderful! Thank you for posting them.

Vicki said...

I love the murals!

It's so neat that the movie theater is still there. Most of the ones in the towns I've lived in were torn down and new ones built, or something else built in it's place.

Tanza Erlambang said...

beautiful murals... great shots

Bertiebo said...


Amazing it's still there. Plus a Nice new one

kwarkito said...

Je me souviens très bien du mural avec les cinq auteurs, et ce rajout avec ce trompe l'œil et toutes ces images à l'intérieur de l'image est très beau très astucieux et joyeusement coloré

Sami said...

Both are great murals Mae.The city views are quite colourful.
Thanks for contributing to Monday Murals.

Jackie McGuinness said...

I would love to see these!

Sherry's Pickings said...

i love street art. this is fabulous!

Linda said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.