Category Archives: September

Cur-ATE: The Japanese Aesthetic

japanese food vessel

Cur-ATE: The Japanese Aesthetic

Tuesday 9/19 at 6:30


Participate in an engaging discussion about Japan’s deep respect for and appreciation of nature in LACMA’s Japanese Pavillion in an after hours tours with Maite. Discuss the history of tea and the tea ceremony, rice, sake, and more, before enjoying a four-course sit down meal inspired by the elements of art at Ray’s & Stark Bar.

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

First Course
Kusshi Oyster, Soy Tapioca, Shiso Foam

Second Course
Yellowtail Sashimi, Warm Bamboo Rice, Yuzu Kosho

Beef Short Rib, Beef Tendon, Mushroom Dashi, Shishito Pepper, Yolk Noodle

Green Tea Cake, Yuzu Sorbet, Caramel, Apple

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image: Set of Five Food Vessels for the Tea Ceremony, Japan, Momoyama period (1573-1615), Ceramics, Oribe ware; glazed stoneware, LACMA

Visual Voyages through Latin America


Visual Voyages through Latin America

Saturday 9/30 from 9:00am to 12:30pm; repeats 10/7 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Tour the exciting special exhibition Visual Voyages with Maite. Make connections among art, science, and the environment in Latin America, from the voyages of Columbus to the publications of Charles Darwin in the mid-19th century through the 100 objects on display. After the tour prepare a contemporary Latin American meal. (The exhibit is part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.) ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: Albert Eckhout, Fruits, Pineapple and, Melon etc., 1640–1650, oil on canvas, 35 13/16 × 35 13/16 in., N.92. Photo: John Lee, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen.