2017 / Pacific Standard Time: Mexican mural depicting wartime incarceration at Union Station, Sept. 29 – Oct. 22

The ”Uncensoring” of Barbara Carrasco’s 1981 Landmark Mural
“L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective” (acrylic on wood and masonite panels, 16 – 20 x 80 feet) returns to Union Station, Sept. 29 – Oct. 22 (Cultural News Photo)

Barbara Carrasco’s 1981 portable mural contains 51 scenes depicting the history of Los Angeles, with an emphasis on the experiences of marginalized groups.

These vignettes range from the city’s original native inhabitants and the railroad’s impact on the city’s growth to the whitewashing of David Alfaro Siqueiro’s mural “America Tropical” and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

The agency that commissioned the mural objected to Carrasco’s frank telling of history from a Chicana perspective and censored the piece.

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The ”Uncensoring” of Barbara Carrasco’s 1981 Landmark Mural
“L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective” (acrylic on wood and masonite panels, 16 – 20 x 80 feet) on view in the Union Station, Downtown Los Angeles, from Sept. 29 – Oct. 22. (Cultural News Photo)

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