Latino Heritage in Los Angeles: Murals

“Pope of Broadway” by Eloy Torrez
“Pope of Broadway” by Eloy Torrez | Photo courtesy of Laurie Avocado, Flickr

Murals are a city's urban canvas, expressing the history, concerns and aspirations of a community. Though they are susceptible to weather, vandalism and decay, murals are also freely visible and open for all to enjoy. For generations, Los Angeles has been renowned as one of the world’s great mural capitals. Latino artists and their culture are an integral part of the city’s mural heritage. You can travel between multicultural neighborhoods and view murals as if they’re on display in the wings of a vast, concrete museum. Here are ten exemplary pieces to discover throughout L.A.

Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA launched in September 2017 and explores Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA presents a wide variety of art, much of it unfamiliar to Southern California audiences. Its series of groundbreaking exhibitions takes a fresh look at major artistic movements and contemporary artistic practices, and includes artists from South and Central American, the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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