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Celebrating a Lifetime of Artistic Excellence: Honoring Judy Baca at the LACMA Art + Film Gala
November 4, 2023 – SPARC’s Artistic Director, Judy Baca, was honored for her outstanding achievements at the LACMA Art + Film Gala. Her remarkable lifetime work was highlighted, showcasing her talent, dedication, and vision. This well-deserved recognition at the Art + Film Gala is a testament to Judy’s passion, creativity, and tireless efforts to make art accessible to all and pushing boundaries to redefine what’s possible through art. Mexican-American actress, Eva Longoria, presented Judy with a beautiful introduction during the event.
Announcing the Continuation of The Great Wall Monument
Forthcoming Interpretive Green Bridge at the Great Wall of Los Angeles
February 9, 2021 – Today The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced five new projects to be funded through its monuments initiative. Launched in October 2020, the Monuments Project is the Foundation’s groundbreaking grantmaking effort to reimagine and transform commemorative spaces to celebrate America’s diverse history. “Monuments and memorials powerfully shape our understanding of our country’s past, and determine which narratives we honor and celebrate in the American story,” said Elizabeth Alexander, President of the Mellon Foundation.
The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is a proud recipient of a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the preservation, activation, and expansion of The Great Wall of Los Angeles Monument.
Video Series: “We’ll Bring the Streets to You!”
A video series showcases the diverse and captivating murals of Los Angeles, providing an exploration of their unique narratives and creative processes. The featured murals center around the theme of social justice, advocating for systemic change and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.
14 Black Muralists in LA You Need To Know
Today, in cities across the United States, we are seeing powerful movements for racial justice and demands for an end to the long and painful history of police brutality against black, brown and indigenous communities. We are taking a moment to honor the artistic legacies of 14 revolutionary black muralists in Los Angeles who have worked for the past 30 years to amplify the voices of black communities in a collective call for justice, dignity, and transformation.