Big City Forum
Pilar Tompkins Rivas, an independent curator and a CSRC arts project coordinator, is one of four curators who will be featured at Big City Forum #20 on Saturday, October 2, 5:00–7:00 p.m., at the Honor Fraser gallery, 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. Big City Forum is a project that focuses on urban planning, economic development, education, architecture, art and design, cultural exchange, and community activism in Los Angeles. Participants include local museums, art galleries, design studios, and other cultural organizations. Ms. Tompkins Rivas is working with the CSRC as a co-curator for the center’s four L.A. Xicano exhibitions, which will be held at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, LACMA, and the Autry National Center. She is also the curator for an exhibition focusing on the institutional histories of the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center, which is sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. These exhibitions are elements of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time initiative.