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Cur-ATE: Dining in Colonial Mexico

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Cur-ATE: Dining in Colonial Mexico

Tuesday 1/9 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

Cacao: The Story of Chocolate Talk and Tasting

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Cacao: The Story of Chocolate Talk and Tasting

Sunday 1/14 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Getty Center

Discover the rich history of cacao from its origins as a frothy, bitter beverage prized by ancient Mesoamerican societies, through its introduction into the 16th century courts of Europe, and to the bean-to-bar craft traditions practiced in Los Angeles today.

Join Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites, professor Sarah Portnoy and Patricia Tsai of Chocovico in exploring the global journey of cacao as well as the traditional practices and more modern inventions that inform the art of chocolate making.

After the talk, indulge in the ancient flavors of cacao beverages, sample flights of artisanal chocolate and enjoy chocolate-inspired desserts. Compliments the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas. Tickets: $45 or $65 with wine/champagne/port pairing (21 and over for pairing option). Complimentary parking.

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image: Codex Zouche-Nuttall, page 26, 1450 (obverse), Mixtec (Ñudzavui) culture; deerskin, gesso, pigment. The Trustees of the British Museum, London, UK, MSS 39671. Image © The Trustees of the British Museum / Art Resource, NY