MEXICAN GENIUS MIGUEL COVARRUBIAS BROUGHT TOGETHER
THE CULTURES OF HARLEM, BALI AND OAXACA
Multimedia presentation by Gregorio Luke at the Museum of Latin American Art Sunday, August 5th
Will project his murals life size, paintings, and cartoons.
Presentation will also feature dancers and musicians live on stage
Gregorio Luke crowns his three-part art MURALS UNDER THE STARS lecture series at the Museum of Latin American Art MoLAA with his most ambitious project so far: LIFE SIZE MURALS OF MIGUEL COVARRUBIAS on Sunday, August 5th at 8:00 p.m. Miguel Covarrubias was Mexico’s most versatile artist - a painter, muralist, cartoonist, filmmaker, anthropologist, author, dance promoter, and curator.
In addition to projecting more than 300 of Covarrubias’ murals, paintings and cartoons as well as his short films, the presentation will include artists evoking the cultures that impacted Covarrubias’ work.
Two soloists from Mexico’s leading dance troupe, the TALLER COREOGRAFICO DE LA UNAM: Olga Rodriguez and Alfredo Garcia - will perform Mexico’s modern dance masterpiece Zapata, by Guillermo Arriaga, a piece originally commissioned and designed by Covarrubias. The TALLER will also perform the famous danzón, Nereidas. Alvin Hayes Jr and Mikal Majeed will perform jazz classics. Taylour Paige will recreate Josephine Baker’s Banana Dance. Nancy Astuti will interpret classic Balinese dances.
Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957) was an artist who united many worlds. His caricatures first brought him fame in New York, and later his paintings brought him worldwide recognition. He was among the first to paint the world of the Harlem Renaissance; the world of Jazz and Blues. Later, while living in Bali, he would create beautiful images of that culture and continue similarly documenting cultures in China, throughout Latin America. His pioneering spirit led him to venture into archaeology, anthropology, and even had a hand in initiating the Golden Age of Mexican Dance, becoming its most ardent promoter.
Tickets are $30 and $20 Museum membersd $25 and $15 Full-time students with ID and children 12 and under pay $10.
For tickets, log on to www.molaaa.org or call the MoLAA at 562 437 1689