América Tropical Today

The mural has survived years of weathering and natural disasters and is now conserved and on display to the public. What exists now is but a ghost of what Siquieros revealed in 1932. Introducing the mural once again, the América Tropical Interpretive Center hopes to invite a new generation of people to analyze and discuss … More América Tropical Today

The Controversy

The unveiling of América Tropical was met with both animosity and acclaim. Some praised Siqueiros for visually depicting his views on imperialism in the Americas. Others criticized him for abandoning classic techniques and for combining haunting imagery with politics. In the end, it was decided that mural was out of place and by 1938 it … More The Controversy

Siqueiros in Los Angeles

When Siqueiros arrived in Los Angeles, the Plaza at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument was already a place of political free-speech. He began teaching fresco techniques to young artists at the Chouinard Art Institute. Siqueiros soon forged long term relationships with influential people which led to his being commissioned to create the mural … More Siqueiros in Los Angeles