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  • Chicano Park, San Diego

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    Chicano Park is a major outdoor example of public art and murals. This park contains murals depicting the Chicano history and struggle throughout time.

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  • Judith Baca's Great Wall of...

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    The Chavez Ravine was a Latino community that was forcibly evicted from their housing in the 1950's to build the Dodger's Baseball Stadium. They were promised affordable housing and a new recreation facility for their children to play. These promises were not fulfilled. One woman refused to leave her home and was arrested and placed in jail for thirty days. This painting recreates what happened to that community.

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  • Judith Baca

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    Here is a quote from Judith Baca:

    "I really don't want to produce artwork that does not have meaning beyond simple decorative values. I want to use public space to create a public voice, and a public consciousness about the presence of people who are, in fact, the majority of the population but who are not represented in any visual way. By telling their stories we are giving voice to the voiceless and visualizing the whole of the American story." - Judy Baca

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  • David Alfaro Siquieros

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    David Alfaro Siquieros was another monumental Mexican muralist. His artwork was political and controversial. He painted a mural in Los Angeles called "Portrait of Mexico in Los Angeles", which is now housed in the Santa Barbara Museum. This mural aims to portray the political and social issues of Mexico and the United States during the 1930's.

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  • Jose Clemente Orozco

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    Jose Clemente Orozco was a world famous Mexican muralist. One of his greatest murals can be found here in New England at Dartmouth College. It is a 24 panel mural called "Epic of American Civilization". It tells the story of America from pre-colonial times in Mexico through modern industrialization.

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  • The Machine, Panel 14 of Epic of...

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    This is one of the 24 panels of Jose Clemente Orozco's impressive mural found at Dartmouth College. What major event in history do you think the machine might symbolize?

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  • Diego Rivera

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    Diego Rivera is a world renowned artist most famous in the United States for his mural artworks. His work greatly influenced the "Mural Renaissance" that has evolved throughout U.S. cities.

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    Diego Rivera

    1923

    Edward Weston, American, 1886–1958

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 18.9 x 23.4 cm (7 7/16 x 9 3/16 in.) Mount: 33.5 x 28.0 cm (13 3/16 x 11 in.)

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Photographs

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    67.926

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  • Diego Rivera, Palacio Nacional,...

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    This mural, painted by Diego Rivera, is found in the National Palace of Mexico City.

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  • The Day of the Dead-City Fiesta

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    This mural, The Day of the Dead-City fiesta, is one of the many murals that Diego Rivera painted in the Ministry of Education Building in Mexico. It portrays the traditional Aztec holiday of the Day of the Dead.

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  • Chicano art is highly visible in California. One might visit Chicano Park in San Diego or "The Great Wall of Los Angeles" in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.

  • Chicano Park, San Diego

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