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Have some spare time? Watch artist Gronk create a mural

March 30, 2010 |  2:14 pm

Gronk Ever wonder how a mural comes to be?

If you have a few hours (or days) to spare, watch famed Chicano artist Gronk create a site-specific mural at the Fowler Museum as part of the “Art, Activism, Access: 40 Years of Ethnic Studies at UCLA” exhibit.

Gronk, who has tackled everything from street murals to opera set design, will be working on the Fowler mural during two three-day periods, April 21-23 and April 28-30. It will then be on display in the exhibit’s entry space.

The mural is to depict current ethnic struggles. The larger exhibit, on view through mid-June, explores the university's role in expressing issues of underrepresented communities in America as the call for civil rights grew louder, and features a display of murals, photographs, films and ephemera from campus archives.

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Gronk, inside the Glendale College plantarium (Sept. 8, 2007). Credit: Los Angeles Times.

UCLA Fowler Museum, north campus. April 21-23, and 28-30 during regular museum hours. Free. (310) 825-4361 or