- By Cynthia Lum
Due to its multi-cultural population and vigorous art scene, Los Angeles is widely heralded as an epicenter for street art. L.A. Muralsat the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall is a new exciting photography exhibition from the Library of Congress documenting the vibrant diversity of murals painted on the streets of The City of Angels.
“Los Angeles is home to a flourishing artistic community with a number of highly talented street artists and muralists whose work portrays the many cultures of our vibrant county and provides a vibrant backdrop to our daily lives,” said Rachel Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center. “The Music Center is thrilled to be able to provide a platform that highlights this art form and the many murals that are part of the fabric of LA.” L.A. Murals features 30 photographs depicting a wide variety of images, including religious icons, a memorial honoring a victim of gun violence, city storefronts and businesses, and heroic figures, such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. along with Kobe Bryant and James Worthy of the LA Lakers. The focus of the exhibition inspired by the vitality of the visual arts and creativity of Los Angeles is curated from the archives of photographers Carol M. Highsmith and Camilo José Vergara, which are part of the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division of more than 14 million photographs documenting America.
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