Introducing Barbara Mumby-Huerta

Barbara Mumby was born and raised in California’s rural Central Valley, where her family’s Native American heritage and work as migrant farmers greatly influenced her passion for social justice. The youngest of five children raised by a single mother, the arts became an integral part of her life and worked as a coping mechanism for the poverty and instability surrounding her. Barbara is a practicing artist and consultant living on the West coast. She is also a community organizer and has been instrumental in numerous grass-roots efforts, most recently the successful removal of the ‘Early Days’ statue in San Francisco in 2018. As a recipient of an Open Society Racial Equality fellowship, she is developing a tool kit to support Indigenous and Communities of Color as they identify, assess, and dismantle white supremacy in public art. Being the first in her family to graduate from college, Barbara completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California Berkeley with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Arts and Native American Studies with minors in Ceramics and Latin American Studies. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and a Master of Business Administration from the John F. Kennedy University.





Led by Clarion Alley Mural ProjectManifest Differently, a new project developed by Megan Wilson and Kim Shuck. Over the next year, 2023/24, we’ll be working together with 38 diverse, multigenerational visual/media artists and poets to interrogate the history of Manifest Destiny and its legacies of inherited and perpetuated violence, trauma, and addiction. The outgrowth of resistance and resilience – giving fire to movements for social/ culture change.
The project will be presented in 2023/24 at three locations – Clarion AlleyArtists’ Television Access (ATA), and Minnesota Street Project.