Ojai – Walls that Talk

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Lori Mohr will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019, to deliver a talk entitled “Walls that Talk: Murals from the 1930s.” Ms. Mohr comes to us via the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program.

What do public murals of the 1930s have in common with cave paintings dating back 40,000 years? One thing—they tell a story of their time.

Inspired by the Mexican Muralist movement, American artists under FDR’s work relief programs created a living legacy with images that captured one of the most challenging times in our history. This talk will sample some of the most famous works, from luscious Art Deco style to gritty social realism, all to remind us of the power of art to inspire souls and lift spirits.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.