¡Murales Rebeldes! LA Chicana/o Murals under Siege looks at the ways in which Chicana/o murals in the greater Los Angeles area have been censored, whitewashed, neglected, and even destroyed. Los Angeles has been a hub of Chicana/o mural activity for nearly half a century. The city’s rich, complex, and conflictive history of cultural diversity and political activism has provided a fertile ground upon which to produce radical public art.
This exhibition opens on September 20 with an invitation-only VIP reception, and we would love to see you there. We have created a special donor circle for people just like you – people who are passionate about art and history, love Los Angeles, and are committed to helping cultural organizations make a difference. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, September 23.
This is a unique opportunity to affirm that LA’s Chicana/o murals and the artists that created them are important to our community, to our city, and to California history. Though many of the murals in our exhibition may be gone, we as a community are ensuring that their stories, and their histories, are not forgotten.