Image courtesty of Porfirio Gutiérrez

This Weekend at LACMA

February 23, 2018
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

Porfirio Gutiérrez is a Master Weaver in the Zapotec tradition and hails from a small village in southern Mexico. This weekend, join Gutiérrez as he shares the history of the Zapotec arts and leads visitors through the weaving process. Special woven items will be on sale at the LACMA Store.

On Sunday, join art collector Mike Kaplan and film critic Kenneth Turan in conversation about the artistic and historical significance of posters from Hollywood's Golden Age. Kaplan's collection is focused on design and he considers an ideal movie poster as one that both captures the film-going experience and also stands alone as a work of art. For more on his collection, read our latest post on Unframed

Also on Sunday, discover Aztec and Maya influences in Midcentury design in a panel discussion. Explore the ways artists used pre-Hispanic imagery to mark regional and cultural identity, whether as emblems of defiance by the Chicano civil rights movement or symbols of timeless craft traditions. Please note that reservations for this event are no longer available in advance, but a standby line will form at 12:30 pm outside the Bing Theater on the day of this event.