East Los Angeles College seeks to not only increase the number of Latinos transferring
into STEM fields, but also to unite theory and its application.
This semester's installation on Mixing Arts and Science will focus on the conservation
of murals, with the focus on a particular historic and controversial mural in Los
Angeles, América Tropical by Mexican Muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros. Siqueiros
was commissioned to create a mural at El Pueblo of Los Angeles in 1932…América Tropical.
The unveiling of this mural was met with great animosity which led to it being whitewashed
We invite you learn from a panel of experts the art of conservation, the engineering
behind the mural, and the controversy that surrounded Siqueiros’ work. We will also
hear of the impact of science on the arts and the integration of arts in science by
renowned artist and muralist, George Yepes.