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GE-278277-21

Heart of Los Angeles Youth, Inc (Los Angeles, CA 90057-3231)
Nara Hernandez (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Reflections in Lafayette Park: Reimagining an Urban Oasis

Planning grant to design three temporary exhibitions with public programs examining the history of Lafayette Park in Los Angeles.

This team will create a collaborative humanities project entitled: Reflections in Lafayette Park: Reimagining an Urban Oasis (“Reflections”) that seeks to complicate the narrative of urban degradation and violence often associated with Westlake through three humanities-themed temporary exhibitions and concomitant programs engaging scholars, artists, community stakeholders, youth and families, and inviting them to participate in the exploration and celebration of the historical continuum of their neighborhood’s diverse cultures, rich heritage, and unique landscape.

Project fields:
American Studies; Art History and Criticism; Arts, Other

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 10/31/2022