Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.

September 16, 2017 to August 31, 2018

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library present Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A., an exhibition and programming series at the Downtown Central Library and participating neighborhood libraries throughout the city, as part of PST:LA/LA.

Visualizing Language celebrates the rich social fabric of Los Angeles through the lens of the city’s vibrant Oaxacan community — specifically, the Zapotec communities which make up one of the largest Indigenous groups in Mexico and Los Angeles. Oaxacan artist collective Tlacolulokos has created a series of new murals for the Central Library’s historic rotunda that explore language and culture as a key lifeline sustaining the shared experience between Mexico, Los Angeles, and beyond, with a look at how migration and the socio-political environment shape identity and cultural traditions.

This exhibition will be on display from September 16, 2017 through August 31, 2018, at the Central Library. The exhibit and related programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

Major support for this exhibition is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. Additional support is provided through California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Sponsor logos: PST:LA/LA, The Getty Foundation and others