Inglewood Stories, a three-story montage by artist Michael Massenburg, combines images of Inglewood's past and present blended in atmospheric painted passages. Inglewood`s diverse generations and ethnic communities are depicted next to images of historic streetcars and NASA`s Space Shuttle that travelled through Inglewood streets in 2012. The 1936 postmark and cancelled stamp in the top right of the artwork support a handwritten letter from an Inglewood resident to President Theodore Roosevelt. Thematically uniting the artwork is the writer`s central question to the President: are we family? Massenburg selected photographs, postcards and letters from the Inglewood Public Library Special collections to accompany his original images.

Installed, 2014