Latin Americans and Art

Multiple art exhibits and museums throughout Californis are featuring or have featured or will be featuring some outstanding Latin American art.

The Broad Museum's Crosswalk Installation

The striking splash of color, which is the original work, Couleur Additive, was commissioned by the Broad Museum right out from its main entrance on a busy crosswalk in downtown Los Angeles. Since back in 1975, Carlos Cruz-Diez has produced large-scale "ephemeral interventions" on walkways and crosswalks around the world. That has brought art from inside a museum's walls to the outside so that members of the community could view it, walk through it, interact with it, and totally appreciate it.

Disney/Pixar's "Coco"

Disney's newest animated movie, "Coco," which will open in the United States on November 22, 2017, tells of Miguel's dreams of becoming a musician like his idol even though Miguel's family has a generation-old ban on music. Miguel along with his dog, Dante, take an extraordinary journey in an attempt to unlock the real story behind that family history and find themselves in the Land of the Dead. You can watch the trailer at

Murales Rebeldes Exhibition

This is a group of murals produced in the greater Los Angeles area from the 1970s to the 1990s that were subsequently destroyed or threatened. During the 1960s and 1970s, murals had become a form of the Chicano Movement's art and public voice. That was when the Mexican-American community was limited in other channels of communication.

Martín Ramírez: His Life in Pictures, Another Interpretation

Martin Ramirez's self-taught art tells the story of his life, which was filled with hardship but also determination. Born in Mexico in 1895, he eventually came to the United States to work. However, by 1931, when he became institutionalized and remained so until his death in 1963, he produced a huge body of work, which consisted of intricate drawings. This presentation in Southern California focuses on the connections of the artist to mainstream modern art and his cultural identity as a Mexican-American.

The Graff Lab

This sanctuary for artists, adults, and children was opened when the after-school art programs in Los Angeles public schools were cut in the year 2006. The Lab is famous world-wide for its aerosol art and graffiti and provides artists with a safe space in which to develop and concentrate on their skills, have free tutoring on dance and lessons on the guitar and drums, and not have to worry about getting harassed by gangsters or the police.