6 things you didn’t know about Art in the GMRENCEN

If you’re a frequent visitor of the GMRENCEN, it’s easy to walk in and out all week without paying attention to things like artwork hanging on the walls. This building has some unique works of art that are easy to miss if you aren’t looking for them. Here are six things you probably didn’t know about the artwork you pass every day:

The murals on Level 2 overlooking the GM Wintergarden each have a special meaning, do you know what they are?

GM was founded in 1908 and this red mural represents GM’s rich history of over 100 years, here in Detroit.

Red Art Mural

The GMRENCEN is a landfill-free facility and GM’s commitment to sustainability is represented by this green mural.

Green art mural

When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, GM helped victims by donating money and resources to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. This yellow mural represents GM reaching out to the survivors and to help them rebuild their community.

yellow art mural

GM has been at the forefront of innovation and technology for over 100 years and this blue mural is a representation of their ingenuity.

Blue art mural

The Borealis glass structure is probably the most popular piece of art in this building because it is the tallest vertical glass structure in the world and it is the first thing people notice walking into the Jefferson Lobby.

Glass art

Look familiar? This tile mural in the GMRENCEN People Mover station has an interesting history of its own. Path Games is a replacement for the original Pewabic tile mural created by George Woodman.
People mover tiles

What did we miss? Let us know your favorite in the comment section.

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