Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Professor Victoria Sancho Lobis
Professor Melanie Nakaue
Through the analysis of Judy Baca's mural, The Great Wall of Los Angeles, Baca's reevaluates muralism to create her revisionist take on the Mexican tradition of muralism. The piece combines different cultural and historical perspectives that convey the diversity of California, and bring people together through shared experiences. In addition to portraying the histories of minority races, ethnicities, religions and sexuality, the piece was created by a diverse team of community members who each contributed their own viewpoints to the piece. Unlike the traditional practice of muralism, Baca works with community members to create a mural that includes a varied sense of identity so as to facilitate social change and foster community.
Ahmanson, Kathryn, "Images of the Part Sharing Stories for the Future: The Social, Political, and Aesthetic Influence of Chicana Revisionist Muralism in Los Angeles" (2019). CMC Senior Theses. 2272.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.