Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Events
Americans observe National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month each year from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover 30 days beginning on September 15.
These events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Arpilleras from Chile
Join us for an engaging presentation with the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) to celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month. The Museum will showcase their "Arte, Mujer, Memoria: Arpilleras from Chile" exhibit. "Arpilleras are like songs that one paints" (Violeta Parra).
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Memorias de Nuestra Tierra: A Retrospective
Baca is a painter and muralist, community arts pioneer, and scholarly-educator who has been teaching in the UC system for more than 30 years. As founder of the first City of Los Angeles Mural Program in 1974 – which evolved into the non-profit Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC). Baca has been engaged in the creation of sites of public memory within historically disenfranchised communities since 1976.