LACMA Local: Watts

11 am | Sat, January 20, 2018
Off-site

Make friends, participate, and connect with LACMA Locala new kind of membership that gives you access to fun, art-inspired events on the first and third Saturday of every month. Join Local for an invitation to this event and many more.

Did you know that there is a collection of 17 interconnected structures (the tallest stands at 99 feet!) that was erected by hand and made of steel rods wrapped in wire mesh and coated with cement located in the city of Watts? Watts Towers, which the artist called Nuestro Pueblo (Our Town), was constructed by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia between 1921 and 1954/55 and has become an iconic monument to the city of Los Angeles. Embedded into nearly every inch of the environment are shards of ceramics, bottles, tiles, shells, and other scraps found by the artist. Locals will learn the history of this hidden gem from Mark Gilberg, project lead for LACMA’s conservation efforts of Watts Towers.

After the tour, join other Locals for an optional lunch at Roy Choi’s Locol!

Please note: this event does not take place at LACMA and transportation is not provided.

This event has limited capacity and is for LACMA Local members only. Invitations delivered via e-mail. Please contact local@lacma.org with any questions.

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