Judy Baca

Social and Public Art Resource Center

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Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Chicano Studies and World Arts and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles; founder and Artistic Director of SPARC, The Social and Public Art Resource Center

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Eighty years ago this week, rain poured down on Los Angeles. Floods washed out roads, bridges and thousands of homes.

Bridges and Walls: LA River, part 1

Eighty years ago this week, rain poured down on Los Angeles. Floods washed out roads, bridges and thousands of homes.

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America Tropical  is emerging again on the second-floor wall of the Old Italian Hall on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.  It was painted by the Mexican muralist David Alfaro…

Art, Politics and the History of Downtown Los Angeles

America Tropical is emerging again on the second-floor wall of the Old Italian Hall on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.  It was painted by the Mexican muralist David Alfaro…

from Which Way, L.A.?

Last December, an 18-by-45 foot mural appeared on a wall near the corner of Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Breed Street in the heart of   Boyle Heights.

A Tangle Of Art and Bureaucracy over LA’s Murals

Last December, an 18-by-45 foot mural appeared on a wall near the corner of Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Breed Street in the heart of Boyle Heights.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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