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Hear Willie Herrón speak about his emotional 1972 mural "The Wall that Cracked O...

Hear Willie Herrón speak about his emotional 1972 mural "The Wall that Cracked Open." Our gratitude to the County of LA Library & the staff of City Terrace Library for inspiring the younger generation to learn about the importance of the murals in City Terrace, their own neighborhood.

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Video: Cool Documentary Explains Meaning Behind East L.A. Murals
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The short documentary explores the meaning behind various murals in East L.A.

We love this mural by David Mosley, "Black Seeds," 1991 Artists: David Mosley,...

We love this mural by David Mosley, "Black Seeds," 1991

Artists: David Mosley, Eddie Or, Norman Maxwell, Micheal McKenzie & Marvin Hunt.

The concept was the idea of Vietnam vet and neighborhood activist Gus Harris. Remembering how little he learned in school about African American history, he decided a public mural showcasing some of the many heroic black individuals who have made important contributions to society would be an excellent way to inspire today's youth.

The mural's central focus is a tree of life. A close examination reveals that painted into the flesh of both the trunk and branches are writhing, struggling human bodies. From each limb sprouts the proud faces of important African Americans.

Sponsored and commissioned by SPARC. With assistance from students from Holy Name of Jesus School, 36th Street Elementary School, and Dorsey High School. Next to "Black Seeds" is a second munl of children on a see-saw. Many nationalities are present in this optimistic portrayal of multicultural cooperation. Restored by Moses Ball in 2009. Photo © Ian Robertson-Salt.


Happy Holidays from the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. We are so excited to s...

Happy Holidays from the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. We are so excited to share news about 2015. We have successfully reached our fundraising goal to begin restoration of one of Los Angeles most iconic murals, Elloy Torrez’s “The Pope of Broadway” in downtown. By the end of 2015 we will have completed the restoration of all of the remaining 1984 Olympic murals. Look for news about our upcoming exhibition at the Los Angeles Art Show in January 2015!

These exciting and noteworthy accomplishments do not belong to MCLA, but rather to the city of Los Angeles and it’s residents. We could not do this work without the encouragement of supporters like you!

We are so grateful to you, and our dedicated staff, board members, council members, and volunteers. Everyone's hard work and commitment has been overwhelmingly generous. However, we are still in need of public support to maintain our murals and sustain our organization and it’s general operating costs.

As you proceed with your holiday gift giving and year end donations, we ask that you consider making a donation, either on your behalf or someone else's, to MCLA. There are people on your list who will truly appreciate this unique and thoughtful gesture.

Among many things your generous support helps us maintain the restoration of our murals, an ongoing project, keeping them clean for residents and visitors alike. Funding also goes towards developing and facilitating mural tours throughout Los Angeles. Recently, we led a mural tour for over 250 students from Los Angeles County! It was a fabulous experience for the children and our staff. With your contributions we can further develop our educational programs in 2015.

Furthermore, your support helps keep the office running smoothly. It goes towards office supplies and equipment. It alleviates some of the pressure from unexpected expenses that inevitably come-up for all of us (like when the computer crashes or the phone company introduces an additional fee).

Contributions in any amount are encouraged and sincerely appreciated. Donations, and even gift memberships, are a great way to show friends, family members, co-workers and even clients that you are thinking of them, while demonstrating your support for public art. This is an opportunity to spread an important message of holiday cheer and charitable giving. Your generosity will also bring out the kindness in others.

Carribean Fragoza's great interview on KCET of muralist Eloy Torrez and his "The...

Carribean Fragoza's great interview on KCET of muralist Eloy Torrez and his "The Steps We Take" mural at El Monte Bus Station.

Eloy Torrez


Murals at El Monte Station: Eloy Torrez
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Artist Eloy Torrez invites viewers at the El Monte Bus Station to venture out of their ordinary daily life into unexpected territories as he also pushed himself to explore new aspects of his arts practice and identity.

There is only one Kent Twitchell and he's amazing! http://www.worldmag.com/2014...

There is only one Kent Twitchell and he's amazing!

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WORLD | Infusing Christianity into LA’s giant murals | Warren Cole Smith | Nov. 14, 2014
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Q&A | How muralist Kent Twitchell’s faith informs the artwork he’s painted all over Los Angeles

We had tons of fun sharing the murals and scenes of LA with a wonderful group of...

We had tons of fun sharing the murals and scenes of LA with a wonderful group of friends; an awesome collaboration between two great non-profits: The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles & Downtown LA Art Walk. We are looking forward to future collaborations with DTLA Art Walk to promote the arts & culture of our superb city. Stay tuned & JOIN US!

Join us tomorrow Thursday 11/13 for a FREE mural tour in collaboration with our...

Join us tomorrow Thursday 11/13 for a FREE mural tour in collaboration with our friends at the Downtown LA Art Walk! Meet us at Grand Central Market at 1.30 pm (and be ready to be amazed!) and walk with us to see our great Historic Core murals!

Here is the link to register:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-walk-historic-core-mural-tour-tickets-13886596183


David Flores creates a Shakespeare mural at LMU! http://www.theclause.org/2014/...

David Flores creates a Shakespeare mural at LMU!

221 fabulous Cleveland High School students had the opportunity to learn about L...

221 fabulous Cleveland High School students had the opportunity to learn about LA's history and our glorious murals around the birth site of our city. We were proud to collaborate with El Pueblo Historical Monument and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. We are grateful to iconic artist Willie Herrón III and MCLA's wonderful staff & docents for speaking to the students about our mural history!

Join MCLA in support of Barefoot Productions & Museo Eduardo Carrillo's avant-pr...

Join MCLA in support of Barefoot Productions & Museo Eduardo Carrillo's avant-premiere of "Eduardo Carrillo-A Life of Engagement" documentary on Wednesday, November 12th at 7 pm at @América Tropical Interpretive Center (ATIC)-626 N Main St., LA 90012. FREE!