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Centrally located between the beach and downtown Los Angeles, LACMA features artwork covering the expanse of art history and the globe.

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It's #NationalPuppyDay! #BarkyBrunch is now available both Saturday and Sunday @raysandstarkbar! Stop by from 10am-3pm this weekend for a paw-some meal. #DogsofLACMA regram via @mingustdogg

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Highlighting key sites featured in "Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico: 1915–1985," this self-guided driving tour explores connections between California and Mexico. We just published part two of three: East Los Angeles. Visit #FoundinTranslation before it closes April 1 and click the link in our bio for the full part two. ⠀

In 1977, Judithe Hernández created "Homenaje a las mujeres de Aztlán (Homage to the Women of Aztlán)" for Ramona Gardens public housing development in Boyle Heights. Located near one of the community’s main entrances, the mural celebrates the women of Aztlán, a homeland unifying Chicanos throughout the Southwest and people of Northern Mexico. The idea of Aztlán is itself a revival of the Nahuatl word that Aztec peoples used in their own mythologies to describe their ancient place of origin. The term took on new significance during the late 1960s and 1970s as Chicano artists proudly embraced their heritage while confronting discrimination. With the Virgin of Guadalupe emblazoned on her chest, the mural’s bold central figure conveys strength; she carries references to ancient history, war, work, education, and protest. #LACMAEverywhere :: Photo by the artist, 2016 ©️ Judithe Hernández

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Click the link in our bio to learn more about our #FoundinTranslation self-guided driving tour. ⠀

Olvera Street was the passion project of Christine Sterling, who saw a dilapidated street in downtown—the site of the original 1781 Pueblo de Los Ángeles settlement—and envisioned a “Mexican Street of Yesterday in a City of Today.” As historian William D. Estrada has written, “The theme was ‘old Mexico,’ pitting a timeless, romantic, homogeneous Spanish-Mexican culture against industrialization, immigration, urban decay, and modernity itself.” Completed in 1930, the street was home to souvenir shops, restaurants, mariachis, and artisans. Countless period photographs portray costumed merchants smilingly eager to share (and sell) their timeless culture.⠀

Olvera Street remains one of L.A.’s most popular tourist attractions, but as early as 1949 such astute observers as Carey McWilliams wrote disdainfully that it was “still another attempt to institutionalize the false legend.” It was part of what he called “fantasy heritage,” which obscured a century of discrimination against people of Mexican descent by bathing them in the golden light of an imagined past. ⠀

:: First photo courtesy of the Autry Museum of the American West; 2010.65.1, second photo by Carol M. Highsmith via Wikimedia Commons #LACMAEverywhere

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We’ve created a self-guided driving tour of some iconic spaces in L.A. County in honor of “Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico: 1915-1985.” Click the link in our bio to learn more about a few key sites. And visit #FoundinTranslation before it closes on April 1. ⠀

Built in 1926, Los Angeles’s central library was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, who a decade before had introduced the extravagant Spanish Baroque style to Southern California with his Panama-California Exposition buildings. For the grand rotunda, illustrator Dean Cornwell created monumental murals interpreting the “Four Great Eras of California History — discovery, the founding of Los Angeles, the building of missions, and Americanization.

Today, the rotunda includes “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.” an installation and exhibition by Oaxacan artist collective Tlacolulokos. In response to the romanticized imagery of the earlier murals, the collective explores the rich social fabric of L.A.’s Oaxcan community. The exhibition is on view until August 31. ⠀
:: first photo courtesy Los Angeles Public Library Special Collections; second photo courtesy Library Foundation of Los Angeles

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We’ve created a self-guided driving tour of some iconic spaces in L.A. County in honor of “Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico: 1915-1985.” 🚗 From the iconic Union Station to the esoteric Aztec Hotel, we’re sharing insights into the design a few key sites throughout L.A. County 🔍 Click the link in our bio to see part 1: downtown L.A. 🚙 And visit #FoundinTranslation before it closes April 1 🧐 #LACMAEverywhere

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The LACMA Emerging Art Professionals (LEAP) Fellowship provides specialized training in museum leadership roles. The fellowship aims to enrich the diversity of the museum field by exposing recent college graduates from historically underrepresented groups to a variety of leadership experiences at LACMA. The two LEAP Fellows will have the opportunity to work either in the Director’s office or in the Curatorial and Planning department. This opportunity is made possible, in part, through the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation. ⠀

Applications due by April 2. Learn more at

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#PinxitMexici closes tomorrow, March 18! @naibereynoso spoke with curator Ilona Katzew about the exhibition; here’s a quick snippet of their conversation. Tag a friend you want to see the exhibition with this weekend!

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Sábado, Marzo 24, 2pm, gratis. Los arqueólogos Sergio Gómez Chávez y Julie Gazzola presentarán sus testimonios de primera mano sobre el descubrimiento del túnel Tlalocan en Teotihuacan, México, así como de nuevos hallazgos sobre la historia temprana de la ciudad. El programa es parte de la exhibición "Ciudad y Cosmos."⠀

El programa también incluye una proyección de un corte preliminar de Tlalocan, Bajo la Ciudad de los Dioses, un documental producido por Eréndira Producciones de México, que será presentado por uno de los cineastas, Juan Mora Catlett. Programa en español, con interpretación simultánea (número limitado de auriculares disponibles). ⠀

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Archaeologists Sergio Gómez Chávez and Julie Gazzola will present first-hand accounts of the discovery of the Tlalocan tunnel offering in Teotihuacan, Mexico, and new findings about the city's early history. This program is part of the exhibition “City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan.”⠀

The program also includes a screening of a preliminary cut of Tlalocan, Bajo la Ciudad de los Dioses, a documentary produced by Eréndira Producciones of Mexico, which will be introduced by one of the filmmakers, Juan Mora Catlett. Program in Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation (limited number of headsets available). Photograph by Jorge Pérez de Lara Elías, ©️ INAH #TeotihuacanNow

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Sunday, March 25 12–5 pm Join LACMA and @eastofborneo for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon and panel discussion addressing gender inequality in the film industry. Beginners are welcome! The afternoon will kickoff with the panel discussion moderated by Dilcia Barrera, associate curator of film programs at LACMA at noon, followed by a Wikipedia training workshop at 2 pm to walk you step-by-step through the process of editing and creating new articles. Bring your own laptop and any books or other reference materials you’d like to work from or share. You may also search LACMA’s Balch Art Research Library catalog for additional resources :: photos by Unionpearl and Francesca Lissoni via Wikimedia Commons

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The second year of the Education department’s community engagement initiative, On-Site: Neighborhood Partnerships with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, includes two exhibitions of works from LACMA’s collection @vpam_arts at East Los Angeles College. ⠀

"Passing through the Underworld: Egyptian Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)," curated by senior deputy director for art administration and collections Nancy Thomas, and "Mariana Yampolsky: Photographs from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)", curated by assistant curator of photography Eve Schillo, will open on March 20 and remain on view until December 8, 2018. #LACMAEverywhere

Pictured here: "Sculptor's Model," Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, possibly reign of Ptolemy II, circa 285-246 BCE

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It's your last week to see "Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici." The exhibition closes March 18. ⠀

Pictured here: "Virgin of Guadalupe and View of the Valley of Mexico" by José de Ibarra. When de Ibarra painted this image in 1739, the Virgin of Guadalupe had already been declared Mexico City's patron, following a devastating epidemic that affected the Valley of Mexico. Here, we see the Virgin floating above her shrine and expansive landscape. #PinxitMexici

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