Archive for June, 2008

In celebration of MOLAA’s current Cuban exhibitions by Wifredo Lam and Carlos Luna, the museum hosted a Night in Cuba, on Saturday, June 21. The evening included music by La Charanga Cubana, a group nominated for a 2007 Latin Grammy and DJ Saoco. The evening would not have been complete without authentic Cuban food, drinks […]

A review in the Long Beach Press Telegram of the Lam and Luna exhibitions currently on view . Here’s another review in the OC Register.

I’ve come across links to info I thought you’d all enjoy. Happy reading! *Interesting interview with art dealer, Ramis Barquet, who is respected and well-known in the Latin American and international art scene. *Want to find out who is impacting the current contemporary Mexican art scene? Read about some of Mexico’s brightest artists in this […]

Rufino Tamayo, Troubadour, 1945 Rufino Tamayo’s, Troubadour recently sold at Christie’s for $7.2 million, breaking the $5.6 million record that had been held by fellow Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. This goes to prove that Latin American contemporary art continues to be of growing importance throughout the art world. Check out the story: Tamayo painting sets […]

Last Sunday, Cuban artist, Carlos Luna did a walk-through of his exhibition El Gran Mambo where he discussed and explained all the pieces on view. The walk-through was free and open to the public. Here he is discussing, El Gran Mambo, the central masterpiece which the exhibition is titled after.

Currently on view are Wifredo Lam in North America and Carlos Luna: El Gran Mambo. Lam is the first Cuban to be recognized as a master among the mid-20th century modern artists, while Luna is a contemporary rising star. Both artists share a Cuban nationalism in their art which is filled with the rhythms of […]

MOLAA, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), has been screening a different Latin American film the second Thursday of each month, and will continue to do so through 2009 as part of the Charter Latino Film Series. However, due to a private reception, this month’s film, Los Zafiros (The Sapphires) […]