Upcoming Events

OPENING RECEPTION @ LA PLAZA

Saturday, September 23, 3–6pm

As part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege looks at how Chicana/o murals in the greater Los Angeles area have been contested, challenged, censored and even destroyed. The exhibition, presented by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and California Historical Society, will examine a group of murals produced in the greater L.A. area from the 1970s to the 2000s that were threatened or destroyed, and explore how their iconography, content, and artistic strategies challenged dominant cultural norms and historical narratives.

Public reception on 9/23, 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
3:00 PM – Doors open
3:30 PM – Presentation by LA Plaza and California Historical Society
4:00 PM – Los Vex Pistols (music)
5:00 PM – KPCC’s A Martinez will a host a conversation with special guests as part of a live taping for Take Two.

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PLATICAS @ LA PLAZA

Presentation | Siqueiros under the Stars with Gregorio Luke

Saturday, September 23, 6 pm | $20 presale ($25 at door)

Learn about the influence of Mexican muralist David

Alfaro Siqueiros as narrated by Mexican art expert

Gregorio Luke. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com

Roundtable | Chicana/o Public Art: Identity in the 60s and 70s

Thursday, October 12, 7pm

Pioneering Chicana/o artists Barbara Carrasco, Willie F. Herrón III, David Botello, Wayne A. Healy, Glenna Avila, and Yreina D. Cervántez explore muralism and reclaiming urban space for the Chicana/o voice. Moderated by Professor Sybil Venegas.

Roundtable | Reflections of Tres Generaciones: East Los Streetscapers, Fabian Debora, and La Classe Art Academy

Thursday, November 9, 7pm

East Los Streetscapers artists David Botello and Wayne A. Healy; Fabian Debora (former student of Botello and Healy); and Debora’s students share stories about how art transformed their realities.

DOCS @ LA PLAZA

Mur Murs (1981)

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7pm

Filmmaker Agnes Varda explores the kaleidoscope of murals that decorate the walls of LA. This documentary serves as a historic study of community and the diversity of public art.

Guest Speakers: Barbara Carrasco and Harry Gamboa, Jr.


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