125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA, CA 90012 213-485-3730 El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument at Olvera Street is near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo or town where forty-four settlers of Native American, African and European heritage journeyed more than one-thousand miles across the desert from present-day northern Mexico and established a farming community in September 1781. Since that time, Los Angeles has been under the flags of Spain, Mexico and the United States and has grown into one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. Today, as a department of the City of Los Angeles, El Pueblo is a living museum that continues to fulfill its unique role as the historic and symbolic heart of the city, reflecting the Native American, African American, Spanish, Anglo, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and French cultures that contributed to its...
100 W 1st St, LA, CA 90012 Six Beasts And Two Monkeys by Peter Shelton, 2009 Promenade Park, Police Administration Building, Spring Street between First Street and Second Street, Civic Center, Los Angeles 187 Murder Sculptural installation “Eye of the Storm” outside of the dispatch department at Parker Center, the headquarters of the Los Angeles police “The Family Protected by the Police” by Bernard Rosenthal, Welton Becket & Associates, and J. E. Stanton, 1955 14-foot building-mounted bronze sculpture Elliptical Poles by B.J. Krivanek / Joel Breaux – Photo by Davey Aguilera “Architectural History of Los Angeles” mural by Joseph Young, 1955 6-foot by 36-foot steel, copper, aluminum and glass mosaic mural
532 S Olive St, LA, CA 90013 Neons for Pershing Square by Stephen Antonakos, 1993 Location: Pershing Square, Red and Purple Lines This work commemorates the first neon sign in the US, posted around the corner from Pershing Square in 1924. Commemorating this art form, neon artist Antonakos created Neons for Pershing Square, a series of neon sculptures suspended from the station’s high ceiling. The twelve sculptures, with their imaginative shapes and bright colors, create an exciting, lively atmosphere in this modern station. Artist Statement: “The neons are meant to be seen each for themselves, in combinations and as a total group. The forms are open, allowing architectural elements to be seen through them. This means that not only the columns, the ceiling and the walls, but the space all around them is brought into the experience of the...
800 N Alameda St, LA, CA 90012 City of Dreams, River of History by May Sun Location: Union Station, East Lobby This public art project was designed by muralist Richard Wyatt, artist May Sun, and architect Paul Diez and was inspired by the Los Angeles River and the city’s ethnic history. Traveler by Terry Schoonhoven, 1993 Traveler, a tile mural located at the bottom of the escalator at the east entrance of the subway station, depicts travelers from different eras in a Los Angeles “Timescape” that features historical references such as Spanish galleons, the Pico House, Olvera Street and actress Carol Lombard. Terry Schoonhoven’s use of perspective extends the station into the mural and enhances the viewer’s momentary time travel fantasy as they pause on their own journey. Union Chairs by Christopher Sproat, 1993 Influenced by the majesty of...