Essential Arts & Culture: A censored mural returns, PST: LA/LA is humming,...

Essential Arts & Culture: A censored mural returns, PST: LA/LA is humming, learning from Las Vegas

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Another set of beguiling Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions. How the Las Vegas killings attacked the idea of audience. And David Geffen’s big gift to LACMA. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s blazing culture stories:

A mural gets its day

In 1981, Los Angeles painter Barbara Carrasco created a 43-panel portable mural for downtown Los Angeles, but the piece, titled “L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective,” was censored for the difficult historical topics it broached. Now, however, it’s on view at Union Station as part of the PST: LA/LA exhibition “¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under…



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