About

Our mission is to promote

the Culture of Peace

and bring people together,

through mural painting

and other forms of the arts.

Our Vision

        Our vision is to create a self-sustaining organization using mural art, associated projects, and products to continue our work and "give back" to our global community projects. We aim become recognized internationally as a Mural Museum and a Center for the Arts which brings people together from around the world in peace through art.         To achieve this vision, The Muramid Mural Museum facilitates and creates murals with 100% dedicated volunteers. Murals have been painted in schools, organizations, clubs, shelters, refugee collectives, war zones, after-school programs, through international exchanges, major global world conferences and in public and private venues. We have incredible project coordinators located throughout the world, with over 150 exhibitions held in major museums and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites such as the Metropolitan and Natural History Museums of Art in New York City,  Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, the Raathaus and Technical Museums of Vienna, Austria and Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, Fort Lahore in Pakistan and the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico, and at the Great Alexandria Bibliotheca, French Cultural Center and US Consulant, Alexandria, Egypt and Culture Wheel in Cairo to name but a few respectively and in 2014 at the UNESCO International Headquarters in Paris, France.         Each mural has its own unique story. Peace and healing murals are painted for both natural and human disasters to express the love and support of people. We have reached out to organizations such as Hands of Peace, My Hero Project, The Aquarium of the Pacific, and plan to work with many more. The Art Center arranges classes for children & adults to educate and promote awareness of real-world problems using art.         The Art Miles Mural Project has been approved and accepted as a major project and event for the United Nations, UNESCO. The Muramid Mural Museum is a major active project of United Nations Association/UN Foundation, located in San Diego in the historic Balboa Park.         As a Non-profit 501(c)(3), The Muramid Museum & Art Center relies only on donations from the community and foundations in order to continue its global mission.

The History

            The project started with a bedsheet full of bullet holes being painted by orphans in Bosnia. Our founders, Fouad and Joanne Tawfilis saw the big impact on how art affected the children. They watched as the woefulness in their eyes transformed into a sparkle of joy. They watched as their stiff hands loosened up around a paintbrush. They watched as all the orphan's hearts started to become warm again. The power of Art is unexplainable. It can remove, transform, and heal pain, sorrow, and sadness.

Meet Our Team

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            Throughout the year, The Muramid Museum relies on the hard work and skills of dedicated volunteers. We would love to find a spot that matches your talents and availability and help you become a part of our team.

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