The BMO National Mural Series is a public art campaign in collaboration with STEPS, BMO Bank of Montreal and 17 Canadian artists. This project will bring new public art installations to 17 BMO branches from coast to coast that reflect themes of community, family and diversity.
Project Type: Permanent Exhibit
Artists: Mary Haasdyk
"Taking Root" looks through a colourful, whimsical lens, at the values of community, growth and life, blooming within the silhouettes of the individual figures that together create a vibrant, living community. Buildings and windows are reminiscent of Legacy, Calgary, and evoke warmth through the colour palette.
These works of art were made possible by BMO Bank of Montreal in collaboration with STEPS Public Art. BMO’s National Mural Series was designed to create opportunities to celebrate local communities and the people who live and visit them. By working with hyper local artists to design murals with meaning and impact specific to each location, BMO hopes to bring art to locations where artists and community members might not otherwise have an opportunity.
At BMO, we are proud to be partners in these communities, celebrate our customers, and support local artists. These beautiful pieces of art not only express BMO’s values and celebrate diversity they also provide opportunities to surprise and delight those visiting our branches. We look forward to expanding this program and curating many more murals in branches across Canada.