Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Artisseur’s original Richard Dorman FAIA mid-century residence with Maite as she traces the rise of entertaining in 1950’s America, and how modern architecture, furniture and objects played a role in home cocktail parties. Prepare hors d’oeuvres and libations that would have made Frank, Dean and Sammy proud, then enjoy the party on the spectacular deck overlooking the city to tunes by old blue eyes.
Limited capacity (14). Couples and singles are welcome. Must be 21 years of age and provide valid driver’s license upon arrival. Purchase as a single salon or “Art/Arch Bundle 1″ – this one and The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book on 10/20.
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.
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.
registration info to follow
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