Comprising approximately 400 works, this exhibition presents the diversity and materiality of ancient Colombian cultures and reframes how we approach ancient Colombian art. With the European conquest, Indigenous cultures and knowledge were disregarded as crude superstition. The Portable Universe is designed to recapture some of that knowledge and to envelop the works with meaning.
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Adults $20, Seniors $16, Members, Students with valid ID, and Children Free,
LA County residents free weekdays after 3:00 p.m.
This is an in-depth history of the Los Angeles neighborhood from early contact between Spanish colonizers and native Californians to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the hunt for hidden Communists among the Jewish population, negotiating citizenship and belonging among Latino migrants and Mexican American residents, and beyond. The residents of Boyle Heights have maintained remarkable solidarity across racial and ethnic lines, acting as a unified polyglot community even as their tribulations have become more explicitly racial…
Natalia Molina’s recent work explores her family history and the community significance of her grandmother’s Echo Park restaurant, El Nayarit. Across time and space, Cedd and Natalia epitomize what food, drink, labor, and community can mean for all of us in greater Los Angeles.
Moderated by Gustavo Arellano of the Los Angeles Times, join us for a discussion with historians Kelly Lytle Hernández and Natalia Molina about their new books addressing culture, ethnicity, and dissent in 20th century Los Angeles.
Maurice Crandall and ICW Social Media Director Jessica Kim discuss Crandall’s book These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912 that explores how Indigenous communities implemented, overturned, rejected, and indigenized colonial ideologies of democracy.
Author Mike Amezcua joins Professor Natalia Molina to discuss his new book, Making Mexican Chicago: From Postwar Settlement to the Age of Gentrification and they explore how the Windy City became a postwar Latinx metropolis in the face of white resistance.