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CORPORATE SPONSORS

Wells Fargo Bank

Union Bank

J.P. Morgan Chase

California Community Foundation

Weingart Foundation

Camacho Industries

Union Pacific Railroad

Managed Career Solutions

CoFEM

La Opinion

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Thomas Safran and Associates

COPHYLA

Garcinia Cambogia Extraco

Italian American Museum

COMMUNITY COLLABORATORS

The City of Los Angeles

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Commission

SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center)

Mexican Cultural Institute

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Los Angeles Theater Academy

Kolor Graphics Bureau (KGB)

The Autry National Center

LatinoLA

Olvera Street Merchant Association

The Methodist Church Museum of Social Justice

Patricia Alarcon, Community Advocate

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Getty Conservation Institute

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About the Project

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Beginning in the late 1960s, numerous attempts have been made to bring this historic work of art back to public view.

In 1988, the Getty Conservation Institute began the conservation of the mural. By 2006, the Getty and the City of Los Angeles committed a combined $8.9 million to build The America Tropical Interpretive Center (ATIC).

The ATIC will include a protective shelter, a viewing platform and the creation of an interpretive center in the restored Sepulveda House.

In 2008, Amigos de Siqueiros was established to contribute to the enhancement of the multi-media content and technology in the Sepulveda House. Amigos will become stewards of The America Tropical Interpretive Center to ensure a vibrant, historic, premiere public destination for future generations.

 

 

America Tropical

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The title América Tropical conjures images of a romantic paradise replete with lush foliage and exotic birds, yet the mural’s content defies such conventional expectations. Unveiled on the night of October 9, 1932, the expansive (18’ x 82’) mural depicted, among the foliage and birds, a sym­bolic central figure – a crucified indigenous man. Above his head is a perched eagle, around him the sap-driven jungle breaks apart the ruin of ancient civilizations and in the farthest corner, two soldiers stealthily advance into the scene.

America Tropical detail

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This imagery unleashed a storm of controversy over art and ideology. While many praised the mural for its innovative techniques and allegorical political content, some local civic leaders believed the mural’s theme betrayed the vision of Olvera Street as a docile, folkloric Mexican village. This outrage led to the censorship of the artist through the obliteration of the mural with whitewash. This act of censorship would reverberate for nearly a century.

The nearly forgotten masterpiece languished, assaulted by neglect and the elements. During the social turbulence of the 1960s, like a ghostly apparition, the mural gradually began to reappear as the whitewash erod­ed. The seed that Siqueiros planted germinated into a modern mural movement and flowered thousands of murals throughout the United States, indelibly transforming our visual landscape.

 

 

Founders’ Circle

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Individual Donors ($1,000 or more) to our dieta and programa de adelgazamiento.

Speaker of the Assembly John A. Peréz
Assemblymember Kevin de León
Councilmember José Huizar ($5,000)
Councilmember Ed P. Reyes ($5,000)
Bill & Carol Rumble
Dalila Sotelo
Natalie Seaman

Corporate/Foundation Sponsors and Donors

Wells Fargo Bank

Union Bank

J.P. Morgan Chase

California Community Foundation

Weingart Foundation

Camacho Industries

Union Pacific Railroad

Managed Career Solutions

CoFEM

La Opinion

Garcinia Cambogia Extracto

Related Companies of California

Thomas Safran and Associates

AMCAL (Maurice Ramirez)

COPHYLA

Italian American Museum