Thursday, October 25, 2012

Celebration of Siqueiros' America Tropical in LA Nov. 3

Eighty years after it was first painted, the mural América Tropical by David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the great Mexican artists of the 20th century, is again on view to the public. 

Celebrate the artistic, social and historical significance of América Tropical at a free festival on Saturday, November 3 at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.  Enjoy music, theater, dance, workshops, food, and more for adults and kids.

The free festival begins at 10:30 a.m. and goes until the music stops.


A free, family-friendly festival celebrating Siqueiros’ masterpiece, América Tropical, including art exhibitions, folkloric dances, street theater, mariachi music, and fun workshops on how to paint a mural, printmaking and more. 

Plus a special performance of América Tropical the Opera by David Conte with libretto by Oliver Mayer, followed by the UCLA Philharmonia presentation of América Tropical by Steven Loza.

América Tropical also is open for viewing, accessible through the América Tropical Interpretive Center.


Olvera Street:
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, and
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.


All day event Saturday, November 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m.,until the music stops. 

The América Tropical Opera debuts at 4:30pm in the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes courtyard and runs for 50 minutes.


The day’s detailed schedule can be found at

The festival is sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. Produced by Community Arts Resources (CARS) with additional support from the Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation.

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