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¡Murales Rebeldes!—L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals under Siege
¡Murales Rebeldes!—L.A. Chicana/Chicano
Murals under Siege

Published in association with Angel City Press
Designed by Amy Inouye, Future Studio, Los Angeles
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September 23, 2017 - February 27, 2018
¡Murales Rebeldes!—L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main St., Los Angeles

The California Historical Society, in partnership with LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, presents ¡Murales Rebeldes!, an exhibition and companion publication exploring the way in which Chicana/o murals in the greater Los Angeles area have been whitewashed, censored, neglected, and even destroyed.

Murals became an essential form of artist response and public voice during the Chicano protests of the 1960s and 1970s. They were a means of expressing both pride and frustration, and challenging the status quo, at a time when other channels of communication were limited for the Mexican American community.

Through photography, sketches, related art works, and ephemera, ¡Murales Rebeldes! tells the stories of murals—by artists Barbara Carrasco, Sergio O'Cadiz Moctezuma, Yreina Cervántez and Alma López, Roberto Chavez, Willie Herrón III, East Los Streetscapers, and Ernesto de la Loza—whose messages were almost lost forever . . . until this exhibition and publication.

¡Murales Rebeldes! — in the historic heart of Los Angeles at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument—examines the iconography, content, and artistic strategies of 8 Los Angeles-area Chicana/o murals that made others uncomfortable to the point of provoking a contrary response, delving into the murals' creation and disturbing history of obstruction.

About Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

¡Murales Rebeldes! is part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

The Getty Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation are sponsors of the publication ¡Murales Rebeldes! — L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals under Siege.

About LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is a museum and cultural center created by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors open to the public since 2011. LA Plaza explores the role of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in shaping the Los Angeles of the past, present, and future. These stories come to life through a range of permanent and changing exhibitions as well as educational and public programs.

The LA Plaza campus includes two renovated buildings dating back to the 1880's, a large outdoor performance space, and a historic walkway. The campus is located within the Los Angeles's historic core in the El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historic Monument, where the city was first settled in 1781.

Through its work, LA Plaza honors the past and shapes the future by celebrating and cultivating an appreciation for the enduring and evolving history, art, and culture of Latinos in Los Angeles.

Learn more about the Getty Foundation's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

Kim Crowley Hamilton and Burr statues, 2004
Kim Crowley Hamilton and Burr statues, 2004
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, commissioned by Richard Gilder, Lewis Lehrman, and Roger Hertog
October 13, 2017 – February 18, 2018
Two exhibitions link the emerging histories of America and California

Alexander Hamilton: Treasures from the New-York Historical Society

The extraordinary life and prolific career of Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804) continue to captivate the American public more than two centuries after his death. Drawing from the collections of the New-York Historical Society and JP Morgan Chase bank, this exhibition presents original artifacts and documents—many never before seen on the West Coast—that illuminate Hamilton’s role in shaping the legal, economic, and political systems at the foundation of the modern United States.

Californias: Antigua y Nueva, 1787
Diego Francoso, Californias: Antigua y Nueva, 1787
California Historical Society
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Meanwhile out West: Colonizing California, 1769–1821

At least 300,000 indigenous people lived in Alta California, as it was once known, when the Spanish Crown asserted sovereignty over the territory in 1769. In the ensuing five decades, Spain left an enduring imprint on the Native peoples, the landscape and on California’s cultural heritage. This exhibition explores the period through manuscripts, books, paintings, and artifacts from the California Historical Society’s collections.

Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew

Traveling Exhibitions

August 2017 - December 2017
Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew

Oregon Historical Society

Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew is a series of portraits of members of the Klamath, Modoc, and Pit River Paiute tribes (tribes originally from California and Southern Oregon). Drew was commissioned by a tribal mental health worker to photograph several intensive “talking circle” weekends in which participants recounted their experiences with racism, abuse, drug addiction, crime, and tragedy. In their stories, Drew found connections to his own struggles with his identity as an African American. He was also drawn to the larger history of conflict between Native Americans and the United States government.

Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew
August 1 – December 3, 2017

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

http://www.ohs.org/museum/exhibits/native-portraits-contemporary-tintypes-by-ed-drew.cfm

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