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ESD Art Instructor Creates California Museum's First Outdoor Mural
Photos courtesy of James Lester Photography for San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and Mr. Negroni.

ESD upper school fine arts instructor Juan Alberto Negroni's most recent work, "Pacificaribbean," was unveiled on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA). This is SLOMA's first outdoor mural. 


Pacificaribbean, by internationally renowned artist Juan Alberto Negroni, covers all sides of the building and showcase a symbiotic relationship between art and nature.

“The mural is an outward symbol of the exciting transformation happening at SLOMA,” explained Executive Director Leann Standish. “We have a new vision for 2021, with a focus on broadening our artistic inspiration. The mural will evoke a cultural realization of how San Luis Obispo relates to the rest of the world. Its meaning and sentiment allow passersby to see art in a fresh way, and we hope it excites the community and encourages a collective experience of nostalgia.”

Puerto Rican-born artist Juan Alberto Negroni is known for his vibrant, ecological-inspired pieces. His work has been the focus of five solo shows and is currently on display in public and private collections in Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Argentina, Canada, Australia, Greece and the United States.

WHAT: Pacificaribbean is a large-scale mural on four walls of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. It is designed and executed by artist Juan Alberto Negroni, along with help from Cuesta and Cal Poly student assistants, and curated by Emma Saperstein.

PANEL DISCUSSION: January 21 at 6 PM: panel discussion with Juan Alberto Negroni, guest curator Emma Saperstein, and others. No pre-registration required. Event link will be posted to

Other related news stories: 

KSBY News: San Luis Obispo Museum of Art's first outdoor mural by Puerto Rican artist now available for viewing

New Times San Luis Obispo: A new mural titled Pacificaribbean, by Puerto Rican artist Juan Alberto Negroni, is now being painted on the SLOMA

Paso Robles Daily News: San Luis Obispo Museum of Art unveils outdoor mural ‘Pacificaribbean’ 

The Tribune: SLO Museum of Art decorated with colorful mural

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