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."

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 North Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213.542.6200 / 888.488.8083

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Friday–Sunday, 12:00–6:00 p.m.

Closed Tuesdays, and holidays:  Monday, September 5th (Labor Day); Monday, October 10th (Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day)


photo courtesy Orange Public Library

photo courtesy Orange Public Library