Quiñonez Mural

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Secondary Social Studies

Quiñonez’s Mural

Born in Juarez, Mexico and raised in Dallas, Texas, Marka27 began his career as an artist mastering the art of graffiti. Across several mediums from street murals to vinyl toys and fine art canvases. Marka27 continues to draw inspiration from his Mexican heritage and experiences with race, culture, and design. Mexican folklore and hip-hop culture inspire all of his work.
Watch the video and answer the questions below using information from the video and biography:

Look closely at Quiñonez’s mural. Evaluate and list some of the aspects of culture and symbolism that you see:

Extension Activity

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Have you seen any of the murals in Lynn before?
Does studying the murals make you want to go and see them in person?
Do you think having murals in the city makes it special?
Did the mural(s), the symbolism, or the artist’s stories make you think about your life and experiences?
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Secondary Social Studies

Quiñonez Mural - Lesson Plan


Integrate visual information (e.g., charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other
information in print and digital texts.

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher
led) with diverse partners on discipline-specific topics, texts, and issues, building on others’
ideas and expressing their own clearly



  • Describe how our cultural background influences our lives, including the art we create.
  • Analyze aspects of culture present within the murals, including symbolism used in the mural.
  • Compare and contrast cultural symbols in two murals painted by the same artist.
  • Vocabulary: culture, cultural background, symbol, style (in art), art mediums


  1. Pre – teach symbol, symbolism, style (in art), art mediums; review culture and cultural background
  2. Watch video of Quiñonez
  3. Read Quiñonez’s bio
  4. Evaluate the various aspects of cultural symbols in his mural (individually, in partners, or groups)
  5. Extension Activity: Compare and Contrast 2 murals