LA STARTS HERE!
On Permanent View
LA Plaza’s groundbreaking permanent exhibition presents an alternative to traditional interpretations of Los Angeles history, aiming to change what we know about Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the city. Using personal narratives, photographs, artifacts, oral testimonies, and videos presented from a people’s perspective, LA Starts Here! highlights untold and overlooked indigenous, Mexican, and Mexican-American stories from the precolonial era to the present day. Visitors of all backgrounds are encouraged to think critically about the shaping of cultural and national identities, and to feel pride in their own heritage.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes—LA Plaza—is an institution of stories that makes known the role of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in shaping the past, present, and future of Los Angeles. They share these stories through permanent and changing exhibits, educational initiatives, and a diverse range of public programming.