LA Gallery | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Sin Censura

Now On View


In our new rotating gallery adjacent to Becoming Los Angeles, Chicana artist Barbara Carrasco’s mural, L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective, will make its long-awaited museum debut. Get a chance to walk at eye-level along this 80-foot panoramic mural.


Journey through vignettes highlighting moments of cultural contact, struggle, innovation, and the changing landscape of the city over time.


The exhibition title, Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A., references the mural’s censorship by the former Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), that originally commissioned Carrasco to create the mural for the city’s 1981 bicentennial but halted the project when the artist refused to remove 14 depictions of historical moments the agency deemed too controversial. Today you can view Carrasco’s powerful message about her view on this culturally evolving city.


“This was my chance to show what I wish was in the history books,” says Carrasco.


Free with Museum Admission, free for Members