America Tropical Interpretive Center

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America Tropical Interpretive Center

America Tropical Interpretive Center
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Joan H
San Bernardino, CA966 contributions
Siqueiros' Mural - "America Tropical"
Aug. 2017 • Couples
Once whitewashed because of its controversial content, this mural has been conserved by the Getty Conservation Institute. Artist David Alfaro Siqueiros' mural "America Tropical" is now on display for public viewing on the second Floor of the historic Sepulveda House in the heart of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.
Written 25 August 2017
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL11,833 contributions
Very good cultural find and explanation
Jul. 2016 • Couples
If you think public mural graffiti is solely a modern art form, it has been around Los Angeles for 100 years. For those familiar with Miami, this may have been the original Wynwood. This historic mural was discover on the Side of a building during restoration. This museum both displays the mural and a museum that explains the painting and its cultural significance.

Go upstairs for a create view of the resorted mural. Also see the effort made to expose the mural while also protecting it from the elements. It is a great mural.

Then return downstairs for an explanation. The painter was a Mexican revolutionary during the rebellions of the early 20th century. The painting has many historic and cultural themes that are well explained. You also get the story of its whitewash.

I am no supporter of censorship, but I am also not a support of public art advocating violence. While it is regrettable that it was covered, I don't understand the need to include symbols encouraging open rebellion. In that case I understand the whitewash decision even in disagreement. Still this is a great historic find that causes us to confront some historical conflict in a very well done way. Too bad more people have not visited.
Written 29 July 2016
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,536 contributions
Worth dropping in...
The actual artwork is hard to see as it has barriers around it for the preservation works however access is gained through the Sepulveda building. But this exhibition is worth a visit and talks through the controversial nature of piece.
Written 14 May 2015
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Kenneth L
Los Angeles, CA421 contributions
Lost Mural, Found
Mar. 2014 • Couples
This mural was controversial and painted over and forgotten. David Alfaro Siqueiros completed the work in 1932. The people commissioning the work expected something lively, instead they got a work critical of US business interfering with Central and South America. The work was whitewashed over and forgotten. In 1988, the Getty Conservation Institute began a restoration. The great work is faded and viewing the work is from about 75 feet away, but it is once again viewable. Entrance is through the Sepulveda House.
Written 31 March 2014
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