What looks to be an amazing interactive exhibit will begin on April 16 at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles, California. The exhibit is called “LA Starts Here!” and takes a look at Mexican and Mexican-American identity in Los Angeles. Who’s coming with me?! Here’s a snippet from the website:
The first of its kind in approach and scope, LA Plaza’s inaugural exhibition, LA Starts Here!, examines Mexican and Mexican American history and identity in Los Angeles. Iconic artifacts, one-of-a-kind interactive experiences, and captivating films reveal the region’s rich and often unknown history as a multicultural project from its very beginnings. Visitors of all backgrounds are encouraged to think critically about the shaping of cultural and national identity in an increasingly diverse world.
Exploring the city’s origins from a dusty outpost of the Spanish Empire to a contemporary global metropolis, visitors encounter the range of historical identities that have emerged in Los Angeles, become aware of the events and conditions by which these identities were shaped, and appreciate the complexity of the lives that have created a shared history. Identity is revealed as fluid, evolving, and sometimes even contradictory. As the voices of the past and present intermingle, history’s echoes are heard shaping today and the future.
It seems to be an exciting exhibition, if you ask me, so I’m planning to go as soon as I get out to Cali! For more info, check out the website.
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