Judith Francisca Baca

Visual Artist
Older white male in blue suit posing with Hispanic woman in glasses wearing a black jacket in front of flags and gold curtain.

Judith Francisca Baca accepting the National Medal of Arts from President Joe Biden. Photo by Cheriss May


For her monumental impact on public art in America. Judith Francisca Baca’s collaborative work has turned forgotten histories into public memory—pioneering an art form that empowers communities to reclaim public space with dignity and pride.

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