Category Archives: March

Appetizing America

Appetizing America

Saturday 3/10 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Tour The Huntington’s collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art while surveying the development of artistic and culinary culture in the United States, then head to the kitchen to prepare an array of 1950s-style appetizers. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: Capriccio, 1945, Robert Motherwell, oil on bone board, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Cur-ATE: Dining in Colonial Mexico

painted in mexico portrait

Cur-ATE: Dining in Colonial Mexico

Tuesday 3/13 at 6:00pm


Explore the groundbreaking special exhibition Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici in and after hours tour. Discover the developments that occured in 18th century painting, while weaving in the fascinating culinary history of the time. After the tour, enjoy a four-course meal inspired by the exhibition by Chef Fernando Darin. ($100 members; $110 non-members)

Wine, beer, and cocktails will be available for an additional cost.

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image: Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz (Mexico, 1713–1772), Portrait of Doña María Tomasa Durán López de Cárdenas (Retrato de doña María Tomasa Durán López de Cárdenas), c. 1762, oil on canvas, 40 3/16 × 33 1/16 in. (102 × 84 cm), Galería Coloniart, Collection of Felipe Siegel, Anna and Andrés Siegel, Mexico City, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA/Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C., by Rafael Doniz

Frida’s Feasts

“Frida on White Bench,” photograph by Nickolas Muray, 1939. Submitted image

Frida’s Feasts

Thursday 3/15 at 7:00pm 

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Celebrate Frida Kahlo during Women’s History Month. Learn about her life, art, and love of cooking before enjoying a tasting of traditional Mexican food from Frida’s Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo.  ($15)

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

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photograph by Nickolas Muray, 1939

Mid-Century California and the West Coast Cook Book


Mid-Century California and the West Coast Cook Book

Saturday 3/17 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Richard Dorman House Sherman Oaks

California is known for sun, food, wine, arts, crafts, and architecture. Join Maite in an exploration of the casual lifestyle that the state’s food and architecture introduced to the world. The discussion will focus on Artisseur’s 1958 Richard Dorman FAIA-designed home where the salon will take place as well as Helen Evan Brown’s The West Coast Cook Book of 1952, which laid the foundation to what became known as California cuisine. A simple, seasonal group meal inspired by the book will be prepared and enjoyed.

Limited capacity (10). Artisseur is centrally located off of Mulholland Drive, 1.5 miles from the Skirball Center. Exact address will be given upon registration.

about Artisseur:

ARTISSEUR is a Los Angeles mid-century modern architectural space with a look to the future drawing inspiration from the past; a concept of social and cultural affinity where art, architecture, nature and community coexist.

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