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¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege

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July 25 – December 29, 2019

“Fountain Valley Mural,” by Sergio O’Cadiz Moctezuma, c. 1976. courtesy of the O’Cadiz Family collection.

“¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege” explores the historic censorship, whitewashing, neglect and destruction of Southern California murals from the 1960s and 1970s Chicana/o Movement. Used to express pride and frustration and to challenge the status quo, the murals gave the Mexican American community a voice during an era of limited representation.

Through photographs, mural fragments, sketches and more, the exhibit features the stories of eight murals by Barbara Carrasco, Sergio O’Cadiz Moctezuma,  Yreina D. Cervántez and Alma López, Roberto Chavez, Willie F. Herrón III, East Los Streetscapers (David Botello, Wayne Alaniz Healy and George Yepes) and Ernesto de la Loza that illuminate the Mexican American community’s creativity and reveal 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” originated as part of the 2017 Getty initiative “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.” For more information, visit