Category Archives: December

Color! – just for kids

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Color! – just for kids

Sunday 12/3 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

LACMA

Celebrate the holidays exploring color in art before heading to the ArtBites Pop-up Kitchen, a 3-minute drive from the museum, to prepare a festive and colorful meal that recreates the art viewed.

Ages 7 to 12. Class is limited to 6 children and one accompanying adult per child. No drop off.

($80 includes museum admission for the child and accompanying adult, tour, ingredients and recipes. Museum parking is not included.)

Please note that though this class meets at LACMA it is not LACMA organized.

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image:  White Center, Mark Rothko, 1957, oil on canvas, LACMA

Chocolate: History and Heritage

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Chocolate: History and Heritage

Thursday 12/7 at 7:00pm 

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Join me for this annual chocolate event!

Chocolate is perhaps one of the most intriguing foods in history, prized for thousands of years and now a global passion. Celebrate the holidays by tracing the origin of chocolate, the food of the gods, from a drink reserved for Mayan and Aztec nobility, to a drink for European aristocrats, to the simple chocolate bar. Then enjoy a tasting of Mexican hot chocolate, champurrado, and traditional pan dulce from La Monarca Bakery.

This class does not include a tour, it is an informal lecture followed by a tasting.

registration info to follow

 

image: Lidded Tripod Cylinder Vessel with Head of Cacao Deity, Guatemala, Maya, early 5th century,  slip-painted ceramic with post-fire stucco and pigment, LACMA

Children’s Workshop: Chocolate Unwrapped

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Children’s Workshop: Chocolate Unwrapped

Saturday 12/9

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Un-wrap the history of chocolate in ancient and modern Latin America through the Huntingon’s special exhibition Visual Voyages with Maite. Learn all about the journey of this prized pod – from its origins as a drink for Mayan and Aztec nobility, to a drink for European aristocrats, to the simple chocolate bar. Then head to the kitchen to bake up a storm. Ages 7-12 and one accompanying adult. (members $55, non-members $65 includes admission, a private tour of Visual Voyages exhibit, a book of recipes and a special prize.

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image: Theobroma Cacao (the source of chocolate), from Flora de Filipinas by F.M. Blanco, published in Manila ca 1880, from the Digital Library of the Real Jardin Botanico, CSIC

 

Hanukkah Festival Workshop: Mexican Chocolate Gelt!

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Hanukkah Festival Workshop: Mexican Chocolate Gelt!

Saturday 12/10 from 11:00am to 4:00pm

The Skirball Cultural Center

Join Maite at the Skirball’s Hanukkah Festival: LA/LA!

Celebrate Hanukkah while discovering the history of chocolate, one of Mexico’s greatest gifts to the world. In special demonstrations throughout the day, learn about the history of the prized cocoa pod, from its origins as a drink for Mayan and Aztec nobility, to a drink for European aristocrats, to the simple chocolate bar, and the special Hanukkah gelt.

Come to the demonstrations or just drop by to decorate your very own gelt with edible paint and decorative foil!

($12 general admission, $9 seniors, full-time students, and children over 12, $7 children 2-12, free to members and children under 2)

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