Fodor's Expert Review Italian Hall Building

Downtown Los Angeles Museum/Gallery

This landmark, constructed in 1908, is noteworthy because its south wall bears an infamous mural. Famed Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros shocked his patrons in the 1930s by depicting an oppressed worker of Latin America being crucified on a cross topped by a menacing American eagle. The anti-imperialist mural was promptly whitewashed but was later restored by the Getty Museum. It can be seen on the Italian Hall building today. Today the site functions as a museum and has seven color-coded exhibits on the history of Italian Americans.

Museum/Gallery Historic District/Site Historical Free

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644 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, California  90012, USA


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