MU is a charitable organization that aims to transform Montréal into an open-air museum. Its mission is to raise awareness of the importance of art in public spaces by creating murals that are grounded in the community. Its activities are based on the ideas of social development and making art accessible to everyone. Over the past ten years, MU has produced nearly 100 major murals in 15 different neighbourhoods, and over 200 murals with young people.
For MU, the process of putting up a mural is just as important as the final result, because that process then becomes an impetus for further change. This innovative social and artistic approach, which combines urban renewal with the creation of shared meaning through public art, is based on two complementary principles: local development and the democratization of art.
MU has been honoured with more than 20 different prizes and distinctions.