Join California Historical Society (CHS) in sharing our newest exhibition, a travelling exhibition titled, Murales Rebeldes: L. A. Chicana/o Murales Under Siege.
We will be hosting general public tours, tours for students from the Mission, and our typical private pre-scheduled adult tours. We will need docents that speak English and Spanish to provide tours to a wide array of students and adults.
Tour Guides will have the opportunity to share the history of L.A. Mural Creation, the Chicano Movement, the role of women, and so much more with our guests.
More about the Exhibition:
¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
The California Historical Society in San Francisco, in partnership with LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles, presents ¡Murales Rebeldes!, an exhibition and companion publication exploring the ways in which Chicana/o murals in the greater Los Angeles area have been whitewashed, censored, neglected, and even destroyed.
Murals became an essential form of artist response and public voice during the Chicano protests of the 1960s and 1970s. They were a means of expressing both pride and frustration, and challenging the status quo, at a time when other channels of communication were limited for the Mexican American community.
Through photography, sketches, related art works, and ephemera, ¡Murales Rebeldes! tells the stories of murals-by artists Barbara Carrasco, Sergio O'Cadiz Moctezuma, Yreina Cervántez and Alma López, Roberto Chavez, Willie Herrón III, East Los Streetscapers mural collective, and Ernesto de la Loza-whose messages were almost lost forever . . . until this exhibition and publication.
¡Murales Rebeldes! examines the iconography, content, and artistic strategies of eight Chicana/o murals that made others uncomfortable to the point of provoking a contrary response, delving into the murals' creation and disturbing history of obstruction.
Visit the ¡Murales Rebeldes! website: https://muralesrebeldes.org/
- Exhibition Arts
- Teaching / Instruction
- Visual Arts
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 5-10 Hours (Training) 2-5 hours a month (tours)
- Can speak Spanish