[NPR] A half-mile long mural in Los Angeles celebrates the history of California (podcast)

[NPR] A half-mile long mural in Los Angeles celebrates the history of California (podcast)

NATIONAL 1:30PM JULY 04, 2024 by A Martínez Listen to the audio clip here: 0:00/7:17: https://www.wfdd.org/story/half-mile-long-mural-los-angeles-celebrates-history-california Transcript A MARTÍNEZ, HOST: On this Fourth of July, we bring you a story about a celebration of American history. One of the world’s largest murals is painted on the side of a concrete-lined river running right through the…

[FRIEZE] Witness History Being Made: Judy Baca at LACMA

[FRIEZE] Witness History Being Made: Judy Baca at LACMA

BY ARMANDO PULIDO IN FRIEZE LOS ANGELES , FRIEZE WEEK MAGAZINE | 29 FEB 24 Judy Baca has transformed the Los Angeles County Museum of Art into her studio. In the museum’s Resnick Pavilion, behind a railed platform, a mural is taking shape, accompanied by archival photographs, site plans and a model of the Tujunga Wash in Los Angeles County’s San…

[THE ART NEWSPAPER] Judy Baca turns LACMA into her studio as she charts the history of Los Angeles

[THE ART NEWSPAPER] Judy Baca turns LACMA into her studio as she charts the history of Los Angeles

By Jori Finkel | 1 March 2024 A feminist who muscled her way into the Mexican muralist tradition, Judy Baca tends to work outside of museum spaces. She created the celebrated mural known as The Great Wall of Los Angeles on site at the Tujunga Wash, a tributary of the Los Angeles River in North Hollywood, in the 1970s…

[ARTnews] The Defining Artworks of 2023

[ARTnews] The Defining Artworks of 2023

BY THE EDITORS OF ARTNEWS Chicana artist Judith F. Baca first conceived of what would become the half-mile-long Great Wall of Los Angeles in 1974, with the first stretch of it being painted in 1976. Beginning in prehistoric time and extending into the 1950s, the now iconic mural presents a retelling of the history from the perspectives of…

Celebrating a Lifetime of Artistic Excellence: Honoring Judy Baca at the LACMA Art + Film Gala

Celebrating a Lifetime of Artistic Excellence: Honoring Judy Baca at the LACMA Art + Film Gala

Our 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…

[Mellon Foundation] Grant Story: The Great Wall of Los Angeles

[Mellon Foundation] Grant Story: The Great Wall of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is Fashioning a “Tattoo on the Scar” Where Its River Once RanGrantmaking areaArts and CultureAuthorAnthony BalasPhotographyEmily Shur for Mellon Foundation Judy Baca co-founded the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), and starting in 1974, over five summers, employed 35 artists and over 400 socially and economically diverse youth and their families to…

[Forbes] Judy Baca Brings ‘The Great Wall Of Los Angeles’ Into The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

[Forbes] Judy Baca Brings ‘The Great Wall Of Los Angeles’ Into The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

Excerpt from the article by Chadd Scott on Forbes.com Visitors to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will see history in the making as Judy Baca and artists from the Social and Public Art Resource Center work on new panel sections for The Great Wall of Los Angeles mural inside the museum during public hours weekdays through June 2, 2024. Focusing…