Carrasco Mural at Union Station

Posted on 10/10/2017
mural of woman's thoughts

"L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective" by Barbara Carrasco.

September 29 – October 13
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012

In 1981, Barbara Carrasco began work on "L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective," a portable mural for L.A.'s bicentennial celebration. Stories of L.A. are depicted in the strands of a woman's hair. Due to controversy of some of the stories, the mural was not shown until 1990 for two weeks at Union Station. Its 43 panels have been in a storage facility in Pasadena ... until now.

Special thanks to La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, California Historical Society, and METRO.