Mark your calendar for events surrounding the David Alfaro Siqueiros’ mural unveiling. Events kick off this week and will continue until Nov. 3.
Thursday, September 27 7p.m.
“Under the Stars with Gregorio Luke” Father Serra Park, 125 Paseo de Plaza
Gregorio Luke, an expert in Mexican and Latin American art and culture, will present his popular outdoor multi-media show on the life and artworks of David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m.
“Letters to Siqueiros” Pico House, 424 N. Main Street
Award-winning filmmaker and author Jesus Treviño will screen “América Tropical,” a 1971 documentary about David Alfaro Siqueiros. Artists Wayne Healy, Barbara Carrasco, and John Valadez will each read a letter to Siqueiros describing his impact on them personally and their work.
Friday, October 5 – 7 p.m.
“Siqueiros in Los Angeles, a lecture by Dr. Irene Herner Reiss” Pico House, 424 N. Main Street
Author, historian and Siqueiros expert, Dr. Irene Herner Reiss, will present a lecture about the time Siqueiros spent in Los Angeles and the roll of the mural as a cultural artifact in the city.
Tuesday, October 9 – 12 p.m.
Opening of América Tropical Sepulveda House, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
Opening of the América Tropical Interpretation Center and the mural to the public.
Tues-Wed, October 16 -17
“Siqueiros Legacy: Challenge of Conserving the Artist Monumental Murals, A Two-Day Symposium”
Day 1: América Tropical Interpretation Center, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Day 2: Getty Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration by September 30 required. Spaces are limited.
A group of international speakers will present the different aspects of conservation, transportation, installation, and presentation associated with some of Siqueiros’ most important murals.
Saturday, October 20 and Saturday, October 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Continuing the Siqueiros Legacy: A Mural Tour of Eastside LA”
Departs from América Tropical Interpretation Center, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
$20 general admission/$10 student. Reservations available.
Artist Raoul De La Sota will lead a bus tour of Los Angeles murals. Tour will begin with the viewing of the América Tropical and will include visits to works by Los Streetscapers, Judy Baca, Kent Twitchell, and more.
Note: Wear comfortable shoes, as there will be some walking.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“¡América Tropical! A Festival Celebrating Siqueiros”
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 501 N. Main Street
Festival exploring the artistic, social, and historical significance of América Tropical through food, music, dance, children’s activities, and more. Visit amigosdesiqueiros.org or getty.edu for more information.