BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - At the Baton Rouge Capitol Park, the public got to see a restored work of art Monday that had been hidden for years.
The people behind the large mosaic mural, which was created in 1963 by artist Conrad Albrizio, said it took three years to restore it from start to finish.
The mural was originally at the New Orleans Regional Mental Health Center in Algiers, where it was nearly destroyed in 2009 by a wrecking ball when the building was demolished. It had been in storage for seven years.
A lot of the work was done in Ohio, and then the mural was shipped to Baton Rouge and installed.
"It's an amazing moment because we were working so long on the salvation of this mural for really being hidden away from the public," said Mark Tullos, Assistant Secretary with the Office of Museums. "So having it on view display here at the Capital Park Museum is going to be enjoyed by generations of young people going forward."
The entire mural is original, which means all of it was restored and made new.