How do you visually express a collective identity crafted by a collision of cultures over centuries - on a two-dimensional surface? The answer, as for most challenges endemic to the Taos region, is: You get creative.

University of New Mexico-Taos has accomplished this in the creation of "The Dance," a mural that can now be seen on the south wall of the art department at the school's Klauer campus. Local artist and educator Amy Córdova y Boone provided the original artwork, which was then painted by students supervised on-site by internationally recognized muralist Jenny Roesel.

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