September 16, 2017 – January 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 the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

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.

Upcoming Events

LAPL November 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Oaxacan Food Presentation with Soledad Lopez

West Los Angeles Regional Library

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LAPL November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Oaxacan Traditional Weaving Demonstration with Porfirio Gutierrez

Cypress Park Branch Library

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LAPL November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Oaxacan Food Demonstration and Tasting with Gish Bac Restaurant

Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library

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Exhibition Tours

Find out more about Tlacolulokos’ new murals in Central Library. Free tours will be offered during the following times:

Sat, Nov 18 1:30, 2:30, 3:20, 4:30pm
Thurs, Nov 30 12:00pm
Thurs, Dec 7 4:30, 5:30, 6:30pm
Fri, Dec 8 12:00pm

Library Foundation friend @_charlesphoenix in awe of #OaxacainLA

Library Foundation friend @_charlesphoenix in awe of #OaxacainLA

Thank you Chef Rocio of Rocio's Mexican Kitchen for coming to our branch and sharing your story, and for treating us to your fabulous Oaxacan style mole! #mole #oaxacainla

Thank you Chef Rocio of Rocio's Mexican Kitchen for coming to our branch and sharing your story, and for treating us to your fabulous Oaxacan style mole! #mole #oaxacainla
Thank you Chef Rocio of Rocio's Mexican Kitchen for coming to our branch and sharing your story, and for treating us to your fabulous Oaxacan style mole! #mole #oaxacainla
Thank you Chef Rocio of Rocio's Mexican Kitchen for coming to our branch and sharing your story, and for treating us to your fabulous Oaxacan style mole! #mole #oaxacainla
Thank you Chef Rocio of Rocio's Mexican Kitchen for coming to our branch and sharing your story, and for treating us to your fabulous Oaxacan style mole! #mole #oaxacainla

#OaxacainLA
Art at Central library.

#OaxacainLA 
Art at Central library.

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Eeeeeeek! Thank you @hellokommie! @javierloscomex and @jimmahfood. #comics #oaxaca #oaxacainLA #tlacolulokos

Eeeeeeek! Thank you @hellokommie! @javierloscomex and @jimmahfood. #comics #oaxaca #oaxacainLA #tlacolulokos
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