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David Alfaro Siqueiros

Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros began the mural era in Los Angeles in 1932 with his painting of “America Tropical” on the south façade of the second story of the Italian Hall in El Pueblo. The mural depicts a native crucified on a double […]

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Urges More Latino-themed National Parks, Sites

With the nation’s Latino population booming and now the country’s largest minority group, the Obama administration’s top Hispanic official is concerned that the federal government is not giving enough attention to Hispanic history and culture. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in […]

Great Wall Restoration 2011 Celebration L.A. River

Carlos Rogel, Program Manager, Great Wall Restoration, with Judy Baca, Artistic Director, SPARC.  September 17, 2011, celebration of the restoration of the Great Wall. “SPARC . . . changed the way I spoke about ancestry, redefined what art’s role is […]

Great Wall of Los Angeles Celebration, KCET StoryShare, Huffington Post

From KCET Departures: KCET Departures invites you to participate in a StoryShare event at the Community Picnic Celebrating the Restoration of the Great Wall of Los Angeles. Take the opportunity to share your stories about the Great Wall, or how […]

Community Picnic Great Wall of L.A. September 17, 2011 3-6 pm Join Us!

Click on the image to see a Slide Show and Photo Gallery of the Great Wall Restoration. Celebrate the restoration of the Great Wall of Los Angeles Saturday, September 17, 2011, from  3 pm to 6 pm, starting near the […]

Muralism Passing from One Generation to the Next: Restoring the Great Wall of Los Angeles

The Great Wall restoration is rich with meaning at many levels. The Judy Baca of today is reexamining the artwork created by the Judy Baca of the 1970s, as well as the younger Judy. Judy Baca is passing down muralism to the next generation as she teaches SPARC crews to restore the Wall, just as she studied at David Alfaro Siqueiros’s studio. Restoring the Great Wall helps revitalize the Los Angeles River, and river revitalization helps Great Wall restoration. Judy was revitalizing the River decades before others. The next phase is to expand the Great Wall to the present… […]

872 Raphael Junction Building

Built in 1889 for businessman Charles Raphael, the building is significant for its late 19th century triangular design and status as one of the oldest surviving buildings in the downtown area around the Los Angeles State Historic Park at the […]

How Do You Use the Los Angeles River? KCET


Los Angeles State Historic Park Camp Out and Rio de Los Angeles State Park Walkathon Earth Day April 16-17, 2011

Click on the image to see more pictures of the Earth Day Camp Out beneath a full moon and Walkathon at Los Angeles State Historic Park and Rio de Los Angeles State Park along the Los Angeles River. […]

KCET L.A. River Series – Chapter 6: From Compton Creek to Long Beach

An 8.5-mile stretch of creek that used to free flow with the flood waters, Compton Creek has since been channelized into a tributary of the Los Angeles River by the Army Corps of Engineers. Once used as a kind of […]