¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under
Siege explores the historic censorship, whitewashing,
neglect and destruction of Southern California murals from the
Chicana/o Movement. Used to express pride 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;
Yreina D. Cervántez and Alma López; Roberto Chavez; Ernesto de la
Loza; Willie F. Herrón III; Sergio O’Cadiz Moctezuma; and East
Los Streetscapers (David Botello, Wayne Alaniz Healy, and George
Yepes) 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-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. For more
information, visit muralesrebeldes.org.