Dupont – Logan – U Street

U Street: “The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento”


Joel Bergner and one of his murals, "The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento," just off the 1300-block of U Street NW (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

Luis took this photo of the artist with his mural while out walking along U Street. This mural, “The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento,” by Joel Bergner is in an alley just off the south side of the 1300-block of U Street NW. You can see it from the sidewalk the next time you walk by there. Luis has seen other murals around town that Bergner has done.

Bergner is a native Illinoisan, who lived in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, which helped to inspire his work. More photos after the jump.


Joel Bergner puts finishing touches on "The Afro-Colombian Mural." (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)


Joel Bergner's "The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento." (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)


September 27, 2009 - Posted by | art, Borderstan, on community, U Street NW, Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. […] 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan, or around the corner on U Street NW, like Joel Bergner’s, “The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento, are masterpieces that announce to all who pass by slowly enough, You Are Here. Turn 180 degrees, […]

    Pingback by Paean for Washington, DC « Momentum | January 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. nice mural and all…but…when did U St become an afro colombian neighborhood? In fact, i cant think of one real connection, from an area, to a club, to a food establishment. so just throw up a cool ethnic mural with folks playing congas painted by an artist who got his inspiration from another neighborhood in another state? I guess all the local artists were booked? please correct me if im mistaken I, just not seeing the connection.

    Comment by ray tranner | September 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. Gorgeous. Love the scene, the people, the vibrancy, and perspective.

    Comment by Joel Lawson | September 27, 2009 | Reply

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