Without inspiration, there is no creation. NO MUSE NO ART is a movement—a reminder that a masterpiece requires universal collaboration.
The phrase NO MUSE NO ART was originally painted by Rah Crawford in October 2011 as the first mural to debut on Troutman St. and St. Nicholas Ave. in Bushwick, Brooklyn—the mural arts explosion in the neighborhood quickly followed. The phrase NO MUSE NO ART reappeared as the title of Rah's 2015 TEDx talk, a lecture on using creativity to connect and inspire communities. Today, the NO MUSE NO ART ethos has been launched as a brand dedicated to inspiration.
In Greek and Roman mythology, the muses were each of the nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over and inspire the arts and sciences.