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Artbound

Art and Protest

Artbound explores art created amidst social upheaval, including artists Andrea Bowers and Noe Gaytan, whose work engages with the struggle for wage equity and unionization; the desert assemblage sculptures of Noah Purifoy, whose practice was transformed by the Watts Rebellion; Michael Maltzan's Star Apartments, a unique approach to addressing homelessness; and the muralism of artist El Mac.

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Sweet Land: The Making of a Myth
Episode
56:39
Artbound

Sweet Land: The Making of a Myth

“Sweet Land” recasts this nation's story through the eyes of immigrants and the Indigenous
Life Centered: The Helen Jean Taylor Story
Episode
55:39
Artbound

Life Centered: The Helen Jean Taylor Story

Ceramist Helen Jean Taylor crafted timeless works and helped others find peace in clay.
Con Safos
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54:35
Artbound

Con Safos

A tribute to Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara, a Chicano music pioneer.
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57:08
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The Watts Towers Arts Center

The Watts Towers Arts Center was born out of the resilience of 1960s Black L.A.
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52:45
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Current:LA Food

Artists created works to spark conversation about L.A. and sustainable futures.
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Episode
55:57
Artbound

The New West Coast Sound: An L.A. Jazz Legacy

This is the story of Los Angeles’ emerging generation of community-focused black musicians
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Episode
56:43
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Light & Space

The Light and Space movement of the 1960s explored minimalism with a Californian spin.
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Episode
54:08
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Jeffrey Deitch's Los Angeles

Jeffrey Deitch returns to Los Angeles after a tumultuous run as the director of MOCA.
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52:51
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How Sweet The Sound: Gospel In Los Angeles

Gospel music would not be what it is today if not for the impact left by Los Angeles.
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56:18
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Día de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos has been adapted for centuries from its pre-colonial roots to today.
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