Join curator Matt Leslie on a gallery tour! Celebrated photographer Don Normark exhibits selections from his three most famous bodies of work. Normark is known widely for his documentation of the Mexican American community of Chavez Ravine in the 1940s before it became the location of Dodger Stadium. More recently, he documented the struggle to preserve the South Central Farm in Los Angeles from development. The Muckenthaler exhibition includes selections from his photographs of gardens for Sunset magazine in the 1960s and 1970s.
A special showing of the documentary “The Garden” will also be held. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, “The Garden” is an engaging and powerful look at the famous political and social battle over the largest community garden in the US (located in South Central Los Angeles). View the trailer here.
Guest speaker Rufina Juarez, a community activist and farmer, who played a prominent role in the South Central Farm, will also be present to talk about her experience working with the film.
Supported by grants from The James Irvine Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts