Images and words from the launch of L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective at Union Station

          _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ At today’s official unveiling of Barbara Carrasco’s incredible mural,  LA History: A Mexican Perspective,...

Finding Los Angeles: Barbara Carrasco’s L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective

  Forty-three mural panels are languishing in a Pasadena storage facility, some ten miles and thirty-five years away from the...

Wall of Empowerment? The Story of the Fountain Valley Mural

  It was the mid-1970s. The social, political, and cultural strivings of the Chicano and Chicano Art Movements were impacting...

“Enroll in Chicano Studies”: Roberto Chavez’s 1970s Mural at East Los Angeles College

Mural detail, The Path to Knowledge and the False University, c. 1974–1975. Private collection; photo: Manuel Delgadillo. There was new hope...

Q & A with the Curators/Authors of ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege

How did ¡Murales Rebeldes! come about? Erin M. Curtis: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and the California Historical Society...

Remembering the Zoot Suit Riots

During World War II, a cultural war smoldered on the streets of Los Angeles. The wartime fear that swept across...

Cinco de Mayo: Two Wars, Two Nations, and a Holiday with California Origins

155 years ago years today, on May 5, 1862, an assault was waged by French soldiers against Mexico. Its outcome...

Mural detail, Emigdio Vasquez, The Legacy of César Chávez (1997), Santa Ana College, California, http://chicanoartmovement.com

Honoring César Chávez, March 31, 2017

César Chávez died with an art book in his hands. This final image of the great visionary is appropriate and...

Murals: Creating a Legacy

There was a time in 1932 when patrons at the rooftop beer garden of the Italian Hall on Mexican-themed Olvera...

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