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Judy Baca

Judy Baca, the renowned Chicana muralist who paints LA’s forgotten history: ‘My art is meant to heal’

Judy Baca still recalls the day in the 1970s when the curator of an exhibit showcasing the work of emerging Los Angeles artists told her she couldn’t possibly include Baca in the show. “These are only people touched by an angel,” Baca remembers the woman saying about the the all-male group of artists she had selected. The message was clear: Baca was not worthy of a museum.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Asia Media

A Legacy in Plain Sight: The Murals of Judy Baca

Mention “the Great Wall,” and thoughts may turn to China’s ancient fortifications. But California has its own same-named landmark — The Great Wall of Los Angeles — a monumental, half-mile mural depicting the multicultural history of the state from prehistoric times to the 1950s. The brainchild of artist, activist and UCLA professor emerita Judy Baca, the masterpiece is indeed “great” in every way imaginable — size, scope, ambition, creativity and impact.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Hyperallergic

How Judy Baca Redefined the Intersection of Art and Activism

LONG BEACH, Calif. — For 50 years Los Angeles-based artist Judy Baca has been creating sites of public memory. Through her collaborative murals, multimedia art, and teaching she has redefined what it means to work at the intersection of art and activism. Now, for the first time, you can visit a retrospective exhibition that celebrates her impressive career.
LOS ANGELES, CA

MOLAA reopens doors with Judy Baca!

Museum of Latin American Art is reopening with Judy Baca on July 14, Wednesday through Sunday. It is a retrospective exhibit and the first comprehensive work of the internationally renowned Chicana muralist, public intellectual, and community activist Judy Baca.
LOS ANGELES, CA