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Thursday, May 15, 2003

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Depart and return via the Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles

Bus tour of a selection of Los Angeles murals with local muralist Raoul de la Sota. The tour highlights the rich cultural diversity of Los Angeles and will include The Great Wall of Los Angeles; Hollywood Jazz; Self Help Graphics' Tropical America; and many more. Includes a presentation and discussion on the conservation of David Alfaro Siqueiros's América Tropical.

The Conservation of David Alfaro Siqueiros's Mural América Tropical
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Pico House, El Pueblo Historical Monument
424 N. Main St., Los Angeles
An overview of the project to complete the conservation of the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural and to construct a shelter, viewing platform, and an interpretive center that will place the mural in its historical and artistic context.

Barry Bauman and Heather Becker, Chicago Conservation Center
Art for the People: The History and Preservation of Chicago's Progressive and WPA Era Murals
7:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center

Barry Bauman and Heather Becker discuss the rediscovery and conservation of the vast collection of murals created in Chicago's public schools prior to and during the Depression. Presented by the Getty Conservation Institute as part of its Issues in Conservation series.
Reception to follow.

Friday, May 16–Saturday, May 17, 2003

Display, David Alfaro Siqueiros documents and Diego Rivera sketchbook, from the Special Collections of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute.

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