State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to LA’s Latino Art Openings

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State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.


Multiple Shows — MOLAA

If you haven’t visited the Museum of Latin American Art yet, this weekend is a good one to explore the space. The museum regularly changes its shows, but this Saturday, October 5 it will host not one, not two but three show openings under the same roof. We told you about LATINO/US Cotidiano in another entry; the exhibit looks at Latinos’ life in the US. Now artists like Cale, Dulce Pinzon, Karen Miranda and more will display their art during the opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. After that, you can wander over to a display of Marta Minujín, a conceptual Argentine painter and sculptor; the works date back to 1995 and are a good introduction to some pieces that make up the dynamic, surprising works she has created over the years. Last, but not least, you can immerse yourself in Latino mural art history by seeing work from Generación de La Ruptura, a movement that resisted the traditional Mexican muralist movement. The group wanted to move away from nationalistic art and create something more general and accessible to all. Head to MOLAA to learn more about these artists and get versed in both contemporary and historic Latino art movements. All the openings require an RSVP (by phone or email at and are free for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-1689

Tequio Aqui, Tequio Alla — The William Grant Still Arts Center

Over a few Saturdays, The William Grant Still Arts Center will host a concert, discussion and workshop centered around the theme of tequio, a term that refers to community work and originates in Oaxaca. The event will features work from artists, photographer, collectives and more. On October 5 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. you can check out art and hear music from Conjunto Jardin, which makes Veracruz-style Son Jarocho. Top that all off with a performance from folkloric dance group Princesa Donaji and other surprises and you’ve got quite the artsy night.

The William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S. West View St.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 734-1165

Latin American Modern Art Auction — LAMA LACMA’s collection of Latin American art has some great pieces in it, but a few will soon leave the Bernard & Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art after an upcoming auction. To see these pieces in person for one last time — before they go into the hands of their new owners — you can swing by Los Angeles Modern Auctions on September 30. All the works will be in a public viewing before the grand auction on October 13. Expect painting, sculptures, drawings and more from significant artists in Latino art history. The works will be on view all day, with LACMA holding its regular business hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can email to find out more.

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
16145 Hart St
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(323) 904-1950