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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Los Angeles, California, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1970 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1970en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-24T16:38:14Z
dc.date.available2013-12-24T16:38:14Z
dc.date.issued1970en_US
dc.identifier244207en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2806en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/152655
dc.descriptionBase of a classroom area done in mosaic in the style of Rodia; called "Magic Wall"; The Center was founded by a number of citizens concerned with the restoration and preservation of the historic Towers of Simon Rodia and the cultural well-being of a community ravaged by the civil unrest of 1965. From its earliest beginnings in 1965, the Center offered free, though informal, art classes, at first under a tarp near the towers. The present 2,000 sq. ft. facility was dedicated on March 1, 1970. It was built by private funds and donations from the community. It houses two galleries, an education area and offices. In 1976 the Simon Rodia Advisory Committee turned the Center over to the City of Los Angeles Municipal Arts Department. The Center sponsors popular drum and jazz festivals as well as art exhibitions. Source: Watts Towers Arts Center; http://www.wattstowers.org/ (accessed 8/11/2013)en_US
dc.format.mediumcinderblock; paint; mosaic; frame constructionen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectmusicen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectPerforming artsen_US
dc.subjecturban renewalen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.titleWatts Tower Arts Centeren_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-US-LA-WTAC-A05en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypecommunity centeren_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (American builder)en_US


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