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 January 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Oaxacan Food Presentation with Soledad Lopez

West Valley Regional Branch Library

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LAPL January 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Oaxacan Food Demonstration and Tasting with Gish Bac

Arroyo Seco Regional Library

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LAPL January 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Build-A-Lotería (bingo) Workshop in Zapotec with Pergentino José

Arroyo Seco Regional 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:

Wed, Dec 20 12:00pm
Thurs, Dec 21 5:00pm
Wed, Jan 3 12:00pm
Sat, Jan 6 11:00am

Day 4: We were thrilled to participate in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with our exhibition, Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A. #12DaysofLFLA #PSTLALA #OaxacainLA

Day 4: We were thrilled to participate in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with our exhibition, Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A. #12DaysofLFLA #PSTLALA #OaxacainLA

On National Cocoa Day, raise a cup of one of our favorite drinks in town, Mexican hot chocolate. Add to the experience by sipping from a jícara! #OaxacainLA #pacificstandardtime #holidayshopping

On National Cocoa Day, raise a cup of one of our favorite drinks in town, Mexican hot chocolate. Add to the experience by sipping from a jícara! #OaxacainLA #pacificstandardtime #holidayshopping

Come out this Saturday to visit our exhibition and talk with our student docents about #OaxacainLA. 12/9 is the final day of our student docent program, but if you miss them, stay tuned for more tours posted on https://t.co/FuFOIjse82
Big thanks to CSUN and CSLA!

Come out this Saturday to visit our exhibition and talk with our student docents about #OaxacainLA.  12/9 is the final day of our student docent program, but if you miss them, stay tuned for more tours posted on https://t.co/FuFOIjse82
Big thanks to CSUN and CSLA!

This Week’s Goals: Visit the Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A. exhibit then head to The Library Store for holiday shopping. #OaxacainLA

This Week’s Goals: Visit the Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A. exhibit then head to The Library Store for holiday shopping. #OaxacainLA

Library Foundation friend @_charlesphoenix in awe of #OaxacainLA

Library Foundation friend @_charlesphoenix in awe of #OaxacainLA
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