Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art, Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex! is a special exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, featuring more than 800 contemporary folk art from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The modern sculptures, textiles, clothing, masks, furniture and jewelry is an all-encompassing homage to 500 years of European and Moorish tradition, pre-Columbian tradition, Spanish and Portuguese traditions, all woven together. The exhibit opened to the public on November 9 and it will run through the fall of 2015.
There were so many pieces of art to check out. Volunteer Docents seemingly even come to the rescue whenever visitors admire certain displays to answer questions, provide history behind the artwork, even encouraging us to engage with the computerized information kiosk in front of many of the displays to learn more about whatever in front of us.
Here are some photos of my favorites:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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