America Tropical

America Tropical

In 1932, David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974), one of the great Mexican artists of the twentieth century, was commissioned to paint an idealized tropical scene on a second story exterior wall on Olvera Street. 

Come and learn about the censorship of this artwork, Siqueiros' active period in Los Angeles, and the subsequent conservation of this important public mural. 

The America Tropical Interpretive Center is located in the heart of Olvera Street. Free admission Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm.

This project was made possible through the support of the Getty Conservation Institute. To learn more about the mural and its conservation, see:

http://www.getty.edu/conservation/our_projects/field_projects/siqueiros/...