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Friday, April 26 • 9:00am - 1:00pm
Exploring El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument: Siqueiros Mural, Avila Adobe, Olvera Street

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After a short walk from the Sheraton the group will travel by Metro Gold Line through Highland Park, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, to Union Station. Historic Union Station combines Dutch Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne architecture. Once through the station we will take a short walk across the street to Olvera Street, the oldest part of downtown Los Angeles where there are many historic buildings. There we will tour the Avila Adobe (1818), the oldest standing residence in L.A.  Next we will walk a short distance to the newly restored América Tropical mural (1932) and stop at the viewing platform and interpretive center. América Tropical is the only U.S. public mural by Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros still in its original location. Leslie Rainer, Senior Project Specialist from the Getty Conservation Institute will give an informative and detailed overview of the mural and talk about the challenges and process of its restoration.

Maximum Participants: 18

Fee: $35

Accessibility:  Moderate level of walking. Majority of the walking will be to and from the Metro stations and through Union Station. The distance from the Sheraton to the Metro Gold Line station is less than a 1/2 mile. 

Note: Participants should meet in the Sheraton Hotel Lobby, ten minutes before the tour start time listed in the program. Specific instructions were provided via e-mail to those who registered for this tour. If questions, please ask at Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Friday April 26, 2013 9:00am - 1:00pm

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