Explore the censorship, destruction and whitewashing of Southern California murals from the 1960s to 1990s Chicana/o movement in ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege. ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege is a traveling exhibit documenting the history of Southern California murals from the 1960s and 1970s Chicana/o Movement that were censored, whitewashed, neglected and destroyed.
Featuring sketches by 10 artists, plus photographs, rescued fragments and more, the exhibit showcases the Mexican American community’s creative spirit, revealing the power of urban art.
Organized by the California Historical Society and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege was first presented in the 2017 Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
On view July 25 through December 29 at the California Museum. Visit the California Museum website for details.
IMAGE: “Fountain Valley Mural,” by Sergio O’Cadiz Moctezuma, c. 1976. Courtesy of the O’Cadiz Family collection.