now showing in Los Angeles:
at la plaza de cultura y artes, los angeles
about the exhibition
Ben Sakoguchi is proud to have four of his paintings included in "Peloteros in Paradise," at LA PLAZA from April 22nd through October 31st. This comprehensive presentation of artifacts, artworks, documents, and photographs examines the rich and complex history of the relationship between the game of baseball, and the Mexican American community in and around Los Angeles.
Senior Curator Erin Curtis (who also originated Ben's solo show at the Skirball Center) has put together the Exhibition in collaboration with:
• The Latino Baseball History Project • The Institute for Baseball Studies • The Baseball Reliquary • California State University, Los Angeles • University of California, Los Angeles • Richard Santillan • Tomas Benitez • Jose Alamillo • ...and many others.
LA PLAZA is a partner in the Smithsonian Institution's Affiliations Program, "Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues."
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ADMISSION is FREE
Thursday, October 13, 7 pm – Los Desterrados de Chavez Ravine A conversation about displacement with with former residents and scholars.
Thursday, October 20, 7pm – Fernando Nation A film about a community that was torn apart then revitalized by Fernandomania.