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Celebrating 30th anniversary of the Olympic freeway murals



Lita Albuquerque

Photo: © Robin Dunitz

A tribute to artist Lita Albuquerque as part of the 7th Street Altarpiece. This piece faces a complementary mural of Jim Morphesis done by the same artist. Restored by MCLA in 1989 and 2012.

After years of abuse from weather and graffiti, the 1984 Summer Olympics murals painted along the 101 and 110 freeways are coming back to life. On Sunday, the artists behind these murals will come together to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their work and fundraise to keep mural history alive.

Joining us with more is Eric Bjorgum, a director of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, which has been working to restore the murals. 


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