Karen Lynch Harley, an artist from the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe in North Carolina, painted the mural.
Each student who attended had a different story, but the event offered a space where they could all express their emotions and identity through a creative medium.
Museums teach us the importance of stories behind artifacts, but the ethics of how the story is told and discovered are just as important.
"A Perfect Power: Motherhood and African Art" showed moving multimedia pieces depicting the importance of a motherly figure.
The mural, created by two local artists, sits above Qu Japan.