Friday, June 16
10:00 a.m. PT
Speaker: Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Professor of Fine Art at San Diego Mesa College
Join the virtual Larry Baza Memorial Lecture with Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Professor of Fine Art at San Diego Mesa College, as she shares about Judith Baca, a Chicana artist, pioneer of muralism as community art, and 2023 recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Baca’s “Great Wall of Los Angeles” spans half a mile of the Tujunga wash in the San Fernando Valley and exists as a visual testimony to the diverse histories and struggles of the people that have made California.
Baca learned from Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros that art is a radical tool. As painting assistant for the “World Wall” murals, Alessandra Moctezuma learned from Baca about creating change through art. In 2021, Moctezuma curated “Memorias de Nuestra Tierra,” a retrospective of Judith Baca for the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. In this talk, Moctezuma will cover the most salient artworks by Baca and provide personal insights from knowing the artist and her trajectory for three decades.
Save your spot for the online guest lecture by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.
This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led virtual tours.
Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.
Featured: Judith Baca and Alessandra Moctezuma in front of the “World Wall”, MOCA, Los Angeles, (2022). Photo courtesy of Alessandra Moctezuma