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Since 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art has produced one of the most renown Día de los Muertos cultural events in Los Angeles — noted as one of the oldest Day of the Dead public commemorations in the nation.
Works from the artists José Bedia and Belkis Ayón’s explore the history and stories embedded in Afro-Cuban spiritual practices and religious traditions.
The Latino Theater Company presents an archival video showing of Part 2 of Evelina Fernández’s acclaimed trilogy. Hope is set in the Phoenix home of the Morales family during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Filled with music, humor, and a pinch of magical realism, A Mexican Trilogy is the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s Ted Schmitt Award and is published by Samuel French. A follow-up, online conversation with the artists will take place on October 14.
Oaxacan migration has had a large impact on local culture. As a result, it is said that California is also Oaxacalifornia; this term describes a binational culture, a region both real due to the large migrant population, but also imagined. It transcends territorial and national divisions and describes not only a continuous flow of people, but also a network of symbols, and of a culture constantly reinventing itself, secured by strong networks of solidarity and belonging.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. In the fight for the recognition of the rights of all people regardless of their identity, we introduce you to Renato Lira, who is a true community activist and who continues to pave the way so that no person feels ashamed or excluded because of their sexual preferences.
Hammer associate curator Erin Christovale interviews Los Angeles–based artist rafa esparza about new strategies for collaboration in isolation, his newest project that aims to abolish migrant detention, and artwork by Latinx artists that are inspiring him in the midst of a pandemic.
This archived exhibition explores the 1970’s Chicano art movement in East Los Angeles. With the establishment of the first Chicano art gallery in East Los Angeles, Chicano artists initiated a collective reimagining the urban landscape through such media as photography, graphic arts, murals, painting, and sculpture. These artists mapped another L.A., harnessing their work as part of a social protest and community empowerment movement.
This year, Latin Sounds at LACMA has an exciting season full of amazing talent, including Echo Park Project, Paté de Fuá, Buyepongo, and La Sonora Dinamita. Listen to playlists for Latin Sounds, featuring artists for the 2020 season. Each playlist is available on Spotify and Apple Music.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. The only way to heal the body is if we heal the heart and Raquel lived in her own flesh how laughter can help her to live happier and thanks to her personal experience she founded RED NOSE to help others who are in hospitals to have happier days.
Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone, a mural-size composition that contains elements of both abstraction and realism, is based on an idea for a work that the artist conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.