Education Not Deportation

For this companion installation to ¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest, youth from Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) took a stand against recent threats to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Working with L.A. artists Pearl C. Hsiung, Raul Baltazar and Dusty

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¡Mírame! Expressions of Queer Latinx Art

Latinx LGBTQ artists including Laura Aguilar, Ben Cuevas, Xandra Ibarra, Alma Lopez, Dalila Mendez, Yosimar Reyes, Julio Salgado, Hector Silva, and Joey Terrill reflect upon the conflicts of embracing their Latinidad along with their sexuality and gender. Their photographs, sculptures, digital images, videos, and drawings explore the challenge of fitting

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Corazón de la Comunidad: A Story of Mariachi in Los Angeles

Mariachi music began in eighteenth-century Mexico. The genre migrated to Los Angeles, where it was popularized by many musical groups. Today, the definition of mariachi has expanded drastically, and mariachi music and musicians are among the most recognized icons of Mexican and Mexican-American culture. Photographs, albums, instruments, memorabilia, and musical

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The Many Faces of Anthony Quinn

Born in Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles, Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca became a celebrated actor. As Anthony Quinn, he took part in over 130 films and became the first Mexican-born movie star to receive an Academy Award. Through self-portraits, film stills, and video interviews, this exhibition explores

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Peloteros in Paradise: A Los Angeles Beisbol Story

This exhibition examines the dynamic relationship between baseball and the Mexican and Mexican-American communities of Southern California, from the local teams of the early twentieth century to the displacement of the residents of Chavez Ravine and the Dodgers’ controversial move to Los Angeles to “Fernandomania” in the 1980s. Photographs, paintings, ephemera,

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