LA Plaza Blog
- 14 May
Gloria Molina: May 31, 1948 to May 14, 2023Read more
Gloria Molina, a trailblazing Chicana activist and former elected official, passed away peacefully at her home in Mt. Washington, surrounded by her family and close
- 04 May
80 Years of Visceral Entertainment and Cultural History – 18th & Grand: The Olympic Auditorium Exhibition Launches August 11, 2023Read more
. Everyone has an Olympic Auditorium story, from watching a championship boxing match to cheering on the Mexican masked wrestlers to slam dancing at a
- 02 May
LA Plaza Cocina Exhibition Memorializes Missing People in Mexico Through Their Favorite RecipesRead more
Pozole, mole and flan … these are the foods of sustenance, of enjoyment, and for a tragic number of Mexican families, the foods that reminds
- 08 Jun, 23Upcoming
Platicas y Pruebas: Mezcal with Madre Restaurant | $40
AGES 21+ ONLY! Vaccination Required Upon Entrance Madre's Mixologists will share the history of mezcal, its production and the qualities that make it so unique.…09 Jun, 23Upcoming
Summer of Salsa: Conjunto Oye with Super DJ Robby | Free
Conjunto Oye! is a salsa band that was founded in 2004. Led by trombonist Adam Rundquist, the band plays “Nuyorican” salsa—pulsating, peel-the-paint off the walls,…10 Jun, 23Upcoming
Poetry from Tía Chucha Press
Join LA Plaza’s special guests and welcome Tia Chucha Press authors for an afternoon of sharing poetry! Books will be available for sale. Hosted by Jackie Garcia with Tia Chucha Press.
Exhibitions On View
Arte para la gente, The Collected Works of Margaret Garcia | July 22, 2022-June 11, 2023
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents Arte para la gente, The Collected Works of Margaret Garcia, a retrospective exhibition with more than 75 artworks…
Hostile Terrain ‘94: The Undocumented Migration Project | September 17, 2022 – July 9, 2023
Content Warning: This exhibition contains highly sensitive and graphic content, including photographs, objects, films and recordings related to migrant hardships and death. We invite you…
Gloria Molina: Community Champion through August 15, 2023
Gloria Molina (1948 - 2023) was a lifelong resident of Los Angeles County, a region she served for many years. She was the first Latina…
Community Quilt of Hope through August 15, 2023
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes invites Los Angeles County residents to contribute to the Community Quilt of Hope, a participatory activity to construct portable…
18th & Grand: The Olympic Auditorium | August 11, 2023-April 7, 2024
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents 18th & Grand: The Olympic Auditorium, an exhibition recounting the 80-year history (1925-2005) of the Olympic Auditorium, the home for visceral…
Los Angeles 1853 by Mario Hernández, 2021
In 1781, the Pobladores, a group of 44 people recruited from Mexico by the Spanish, established a new pueblo next to a river and in…
LA Plaza Highlights
Explore the multi-faceted history of Mexican and Mexican American Los Angeles and celebrate our vibrant Latino culture at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.
Guided School Tours & Workshops at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes offer students the opportunity to explore the history, culture, and contributions of Mexican and Mexican Americans in Southern California.Virtual School Fieldtrips
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes offers a beautiful campus suitable for both indoor and outdoor events of all types. Guests are given the unique opportunity to explore and contribute to the ever-evolving story of Mexican and Mexican American culture in Los Angeles just steps from where it all began.View Rental Space
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes honors the past, inspires the future, and recognizes the enduring cultural influence of Mexicans, Mexican Americans and all Latinas/Latinos in Los Angeles through transformative exhibitions, programming and educational experiences.
Located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781, LA Plaza's 2.2-acre campus includes two historic and newly renovated buildings (the Vickrey-Brunswig Building and Plaza House) surrounded by 30,000 square feet of public garden.
LA Plaza is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID# 75-3059288
LA Plaza is an official project of Los Angeles County and a Smithsonian Affiliate.