Tourists and Visitors come to The Center for exposure to our powerful and thought provoking exhibitions. They see those that played key roles in the struggle, come, and in some cases experience the conditions faced by these heroes. Here they are reminded of those freedoms gained, the costs for them and hopefully inspired to proactively go after those still to be pursued.
Permanent photographic exhibits include the Countdown to Eternity by Benedict Fernandez, The Panthers by Howard Bingham, and The Mother of Humanity, a bronze statue created by Nigel Binns.
Permanent murals include The Resurrection of Watts, by Ras Ammar Nsoroma (Sponsored by SPARC); Concrete Jungle, by Richard Franco and Toni Love; Space Station, by Richard, Arturo, and Danny Franco; Mound Bayou, by PeQue BrowHands, by Rondell; Malcom X and Muhammad Ali, by EnkOne; Central Avenue Jazz, Artist Unknown; Community Heroes (Untitled), Elliot Pinkney.
All exhibits can be found on the seven-acre cultural oasis in Watts built by WLCAC.
Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10:00am and 2:00pm, and by appointment. Contact the Volunteer Center Director for reservations or more information at 323.563.5639.