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Mi'randa Villanueva

The head of a black panther is depicted wide eyed and open mouthed seemingly caught in surprise as a monarch butterfly has landed on its forehead. The monarch butterfly has been commonly used by the Latinx community to denote migration between countries just as the monarch flies from Southern Canada to the mountain forests of Mexico every October. The monarch butterfly landing on the forehead of the black panther symbolizes solidarity between the Latinx community and Black community in aiding help fight the injustices that have been part of the daily lives of many Black folx.

Type of Art

Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative

Status

Decommissioned

Accession Number

746

Address Long Beach, CA (get directions)

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