We've curated a day of art & architecture in West Hollywood - an easy walking tour, gay art exhibits, and lunch - all within walking distance! Let's strut off those holiday pounds!
"Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.” is a special double-exhibition in West Hollywood at MOCA Pacific Design Center and the ONE Gallery. It is the first historical presentation of groundbreaking art, music, and performance from a network of queer Chicano artists in Southern California, as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. ...closes Dec. 31 so gotta see it now!
Meeting location: William S. Hart Park
8341 De Longpre Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069. Street parking.
10:00 a.m. * We'll start with a morning West Hollywood Architecture & History walk led by Great Outdoors member Russell Hammerl, exploring the residential streets, houses and stories of famous WeHo residents! Moderately paced 1.5 mile walk, 1 hour. Bring comfortable shoes, hat/sunscreen, water, snacks.
11:15 a.m. Explore Axis Mundo @ ONE Gallery, West Hollywood
626 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
12:00 p.m. Explore Axis Mundo @ MOCA Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
1:00 p.m. Optional lunch/drinks in West Hollywood (bring cash). Return walk to vehicle at own leisure!
Your Trip Curators: Bryan Matsumoto (626) 246-8634 and Russell Hammerl
Free to all, invite a friend!
More about the exhibits: "Queer Chicano Artists and Activism in 1970s L.A."
"Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A." maps collaborations among queer Chicano artists in the context of broader artistic and cultural movements from the late 1960s to the early 1990s with a focus on fashion, punk music and AIDS activism.
Organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. maps the intersections and collaborations among a network of queer Chicano artists and their artistic collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This period was bookended on one side by the Chicano Moratorium and the gay liberation and feminist movements and on the other by the AIDS crisis. The exhibition will be presented at the ONE Archives’ gallery in West Hollywood and the nearby MOCA Pacific Design Center gallery.