Painting in the River of Angels

Painting in the River of Angels

Free, RSVP required

This event is free, but an RSVP is required here.

In celebration of the exhibition Painting in the River of Angels: Judy Baca and The Great Wall at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), join renowned artist Judy Baca, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial and Collections at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Pilar Tompkins Rivas, and CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA Michael Govan, for a discussion about the rich history of The Great Wall of Los Angeles, exploring its cultural significance and enduring impact on the county’s artistic landscape. Discover the ways in which muralism has evolved through advancing technology, and gain insights into the meticulous process of archiving the history of this pivotal artwork in Los Angeles.

Co-presented with LACMA, the program will begin with a screening of Mur murs at 6pm followed by the conversation at 7pm.

Mur murs

One of the finest examples of a documentary that aesthetically complements its subject, Varda’s prismatic monumentalization of the largescale public artworks that cover the walls and buildings of the Southland is peppered with gorgeous 16mm photography and a dash of Varda’s characteristic wit. Shot in the late ’70s upon her return to the West Coast after completing One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977), Mur murs features artworks spanning from Venice to Watts by artists such as Judy Baca, Harry Gamboa, Kent Twitchell, Richard Wyatt Jr., and Terry Schoonhoven.

DIRECTED BY: Agnès Varda. WRITTEN BY: Agnès Varda. WITH: Juliet Berto, Agnès Varda, Judy Baca, Terry Schoonhoven. 1981. 85 min. USA. Color. English, French. DCP. Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata in association with Ciné-Tamaris and The Film Foundation. Restoration funding provided by the Annenberg Foundation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and The Film Foundation.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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