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Artist Miguel Covarrubias celebrated in Long Beach museum

By April MacIntyre Aug 21, 2008, 1:23 GMT

Artist Miguel Covarrubias celebrated in Long Beach museum

The work of artist Miguel Covarrubias will be celebrated on Sunday, August 24th at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California.

Miguel Covarrubias's presentation will be given by Gregorio Luke, the former Mexican Consul in Los Angeles and former head of the museum who has been touring this program.

This is the last of the Mr. Luke’s "MURALS UNDER THE STARS" series.

Miguel Covarrubias was an amazing artist working from the 1920s-1950s.

His groundbreaking and colorful work explored the Harlem Renaissance, Bali, Mexican contemporary dance, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Native American art and cultures. 


 
Mr. Luke’s lecture is given in the museum parking lot as images are projected onto the huge side walls of the museum.

This week at the museum, he will also re-create the environments that influenced Miguel. There will be jazz  musicians, Lindy-Hop dancers and Balinese dancers among others.

Come early for parking, the show starts at 8:30 pm.  A good friend tells me if you’re hungry, a stand in the lot sells really delicious Mexican food (a tasty enchilada plate for $5). 
tickets and info

The event is open to people of all ages.

Miguel Covarrubias
Senator Smith W. Brookhart vs. Marlene
Dietrich, Impossible Interviews
Vanity Fair, 1932
Gouache on paper
15 6/16 x 12 15/16 (39 x 32.8 cm)
© The Miguel Covarrubias Estate

Miguel Covarrubias Senator Smith W. Brookhart vs. Marlene Dietrich, "Impossible Interviews" Vanity Fair, 1932 Gouache on paper 15 6/16 x 12 15/16" (39 x 32.8 cm) © The Miguel Covarrubias Estate


 

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