Grandes Maestros | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

The special exhibit features more than 800 works made by the best folk artists in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
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New Exhibit Opens November 9

Become a member today, and receive free tickets to Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art, Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex!

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Grandes Maestros

November 9, 2014 through September 13, 2015

NHM will soon host the U.S. debut of the extraordinary traveling exhibition Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art, Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex.

It's a showcase of more than 800 works: colorful masks, intricate textiles, hand-carved miniature sculptures, yarn paintings, clay animals, religious and political altarpieces — associated with daily use or ritual purpose, and immersed in the traditions and identity of Iberoamérica.

It’s also celebration of power and beauty. These works were crafted by the best living artisans in the world, all at the height of their powers, and now finally visible outside their communities across Mexico, Central and South America, Spain and Portugal.

The craftsmen molded clay, carved wood, blew glass, and fashioned intricate pieces from plant fibers, paper, leather, silver, beads, shells, gourds and stones. The exhibition, therefore, is organized into sections that spotlight the raw materials. Whichever direction visitors turn, they'll see the creations of artists from 22 different countries  — each making their mark using the same essential supplies. 

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Grandes Maestros Events and Programming

Throughout the exhibition, there will be a number of cultural events and programming, including a Latin Festival, food workshops, hands-on activies, musical events, lectures and more. Click here for more info.

Become a Member and see it for FREE!

NHM members receive numerous benefits, including year-round free admission to the museum and special exhibitions. Become a member today, and receive free tickets to Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art, Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex!

Read more about NHM memberships here.

Group Visits

Coming with ten or more people, click here to learn about how to see the Grandes Maestros exhibition at special rates for larger groups.

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