in the Public Realm
Tree of Knowledge (aka Read)

Josefina Quezada
Theresa Chacon
  • Installed, 1978
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Tree of Knowledge, also known as the “Read” mural, was designed by Teresa Chacon and executed in 1978 by artists from the Chicana Action Service Center under direction from Josefina Quezada. The acrylic painted mural measures 10’ h x 40’ w. In the center of the mural a woman reads to a group of children, on the left side several young women stand and sit, reading books among trees. The tree trunks themselves are also filled bookshelves. On the right, three children play on a hillside...
Courtesy of Los Angeles County Arts Commission
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Anthony Quinn Library
3965 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
United States

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