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Gary Library Mural

The Gary Public Library and Cultural Center’s mural depicting images and scenes from Gary, Indiana history is on display Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The mural is located on the second floor public study area.

2. Group Gary Library
TWO OF GARY PUBLIC LIBRARY’S staff speak with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and his wife, Anya Stiglitz during their visit to see the mural of Stiglitz. From left to right: Anya Stiglitz, Joseph Stiglitz, Fred McMillon and David Hess, Gary Public Library staff.

Joe Mays the “Peanut Man” made a special trip in March to view the mural while it was in progress. Professor Joseph Stiglitz, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001, and his wife recently visited the Gary Public Library to view the mural.

3. Joseph Stiglitz visits Gary Library mural
NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING economist Joseph Stiglitz stands in front of his image that was unveiled in June 2018.

The mural was unveiled to the public on June 16, 2018 and was created by artist, Felix Maldonado. To learn more about the 22 notable people and places depicted on the mural, visit the library’s Indiana Room, 2nd floor or visit the library’s website at

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