Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Mural

Mural Title:

Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Mural

Date of Completion:

June 2024

Mural Location:

Rickenbacker International Airport; 2241 John Cir Dr, Columbus, OH 43217

mural description:

This mural was created in partnership with Columbus Airports to memorialize the Tuskegee Airmen who called Columbus’ Rickenbacker Airport home from 1946-48.  For this project, Adam created a bold, dynamic, and unique piece that married his personal style with the stakeholder’s vision of honoring the rich history of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces.

The mural features a portrait of General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. accompanied by illustrations of Tuskegee Airmen as cadets as well as pilots. An American flag weaves through the airmen becoming the sky they pilot their planes in and representing a timeline of the airmen's journey. The design features Adam’s unique color palettes and line work creating a dynamic visual that honors these historic heroes.

This project made an impactful mark on the cultural and visual landscape of Rickenbacker International Airport for the 2024 Columbus Air Show. Adam believes in the power of public art to communicate and transform and used this opportunity to create a timeless piece that captures the vibrant history of the Tuskegee Airmen. To be a part of something that is sure to become a defining landmark in our region was truly an honor.


Rickenbacker International Airport mural honors Tuskegee Airmen, Spectrum News, June 2024
Mural honoring Tuskegee Airmen finished at Rickenbacker Airport, My Fox Columbus, June 2024
Tuskegee Airmen's legacy honored with new mural at Rickenbacker Airport, nbc4i.com, June 2024
Tuskegee Airmen mural arrives at Rickenbacker, Columbus Airports, June 2024

About the Artist:

Adam Hernandez is a Columbus, Ohio based mural artist who has proven himself in the realm of public art. He has worked with international organizations, such as Upfest, to create custom murals that are both vibrant and engaging. The Upfest Godmask Mural is a piece that was created as part of Europe's largest international mural festival.  Adam's commissions are not limited to the festival scene, however. As a local artist, he has created numerous public art installations that have transformed the streets of American cities such as Columbus, Ohio, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and Nashville, Tennessee. Adam’s work as a street artist has garnered him a reputation as a talented muralist. Whether Adam is working on a large-scale mural or a small-scale commission, Adam's attention to detail and passion for his craft shines through in every project he undertakes.

In short, Adam Hernandez is a midwest based mural artist who is making waves in the world of public art. His ability to work with international organizations and create stunning murals in the festival setting is a testament to his talent and dedication. Whether you are looking for a custom mural or a public art installation, Adam is the artist to call.

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