El Transportapueblos: The Resilientes
Construction: November 7–17, 2019/Display: November 21, 2019–January 26, 2020
In response to Visualizing the People’s History, artist Alfredo Libre Gutiérrez will construct a sculpture for display at the Museum of Social Justice. Libre is known for his Transportapueblos, sculptures of wood and metal in the shape of coyotes along the route that Central American migrants travel through Mexico. Visitors to El Pueblo can watch the artist at work outside on the plaza for two weeks during November. When the work is completed it will be moved inside the museum for display. The sculpture will reflect Libre’s response to the current immigration crisis and the resilience of Central Americans who have claimed Los Angeles as their home.
Impact on Innocence
February 6–July 19, 2020
241,000 people are currently behind bars in California. Artist Deborah McDuff’s larger than life black and white charcoal drawings depict the raw emotion of children and families left behind in our mass incarceration epidemic.