This exhibition analyzes representations of the Americas, questioning the mythologies and utopian visions that proliferated after the arrival of Europeans to the continents. Featuring artistic interventions by Denilson Baniwa, an Indigenous contemporary artist from the Amazon region of Brazil, and the voices of local community groups, Reinventing the Américas counters the views of European
chroniclers, illustrators, and printmakers from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.
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No matter your experience, Drawing Lab will take your skills to the next level! Ages 12 and up FREE! On Zoom! Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Achinta S. McDaniel, the talented Artistic Director/Choreographer for Blue13 Dance Company, offers this addictive playlist featuring some of the best in Bollywood music.
Experience the joy of the holidays with a variety of events at the South Coast Botanic Garden. There will be new seasonal plantings from the moment you walk through the Garden’s gates and can’t-miss photo opportunities, including our twist on iconic pine trees. Shop for the holidays, or for yourself, at our kiosk in Palm Circle, which will have a whole new look and merchandise for the season. Merry + Bright will be sprinkled through all of the Garden’s offerings…
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Aquarium Holidays features festive décor, shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, and appearances by Santa Diver. Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium for its animals, including the sea lions and fish. On weekends December 3 through 18 the Aquarium will have photo opportunities with Santa. Also during Aquarium Holidays, the Aquarium will host a Kwanzaa celebration and Hanukkah storytelling.
Around 900 years ago, a Maya scribe made the Códice Maya de México, a sacred book that tracked and predicted movements of the planet Venus. Today it is the oldest book of the Americas, one of only four surviving Maya manuscripts that predate the arrival of Europeans. A remarkable testament to the complexity of Indigenous astronomy, the Codice on display in the US for the first time in 50 years.