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News

[Upcoming Talk] REFLECTIONS ON THE WALL SERIES: Judy Baca and Kim Martinez

May 22, 2024 | 6 pm
Durón Gallery at SPARC
685 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 United States
In-person & live streaming

Join us for ‘Reflections on the Wall,’ a series of dialogues between Judy Baca and her team of artists involved in extending the Great Wall of Los Angeles mural. This series features two influential figures in the mural art world sharing their experiences and discussing the importance of their collaboration.

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.

Exhibitions

From the Local to the Global: Great Wall and World Wall

SPARC at Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave Unit B1, Santa Monica, CA 90404
February 29 – June 23, 2024

Painting in the River of Angels: Judy Baca and the Great Wall

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
October 26, 2023 – June 2, 2024

The Great Wall of Los Angeles

Durón Gallery at SPARC
September 19, 2023 – June 2, 2024

Mural Highlights

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.

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Graffiti Removal Services

The SPARC is a NONPROFIT CORPORATION. All proceeds go to SPARC’s operation and Mural Rescue Program.

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.

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