Opening Day of 'Botanica Los Angeles' at the Fowler Museum
Artist talk by Franco Mondini-Ruiz, reception for Mondini-Ruiz, performance by Pacifico Dance Company, and performance by Franco Mondini-Ruiz.
Sunday, September 12, 2004
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Westwood and Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Opening Day of the "Botanica Los Angeles: Latino Popular Religous Art in the City of Angels" Exhibition
Exhibition open from 12 - 5 PM
2 PM - Artist Talk by Franco Mondini-Ruiz, followed by a reception in The Elizabeth and W. Thomas Davis Courtyard.
3 PM - Performance by Pacifico Dance Company. See this renowned group in a repertoire of both original and traditional dance from Mexico. Outdoors in the Fowler's UCLA Art Council Amphitheater.
4 PM - Performance by Franco Mondini-Ruiz. Mondini-Ruiz will offer myriad objects for sale at his "Infinito Botanica and Gift Shop."
Part spiritual center, part religious supply house, and part alternative healthcare facility, the botanica is fast becoming a key feature of LA's sacred, social, and visual landscape. Opening with an eye-catching recreation of a typical botanica, chock-full of sacred objects generally offered for sale, the exhibition continues with a series of elaborate altars dedicated to deities associated with Espiritismo, Afro-Cuban Santeria., Catholicism, and other traditions that showcase both the diversity and commonalities among botanicas in Southern California. Come explore these fascinating venues, the objects in them, and their role in transmitting, transforming, and critiquing traditional systems of belief.
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Cost: Free; parking is available for $7 in lot 4.
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Sponsor(s): Fowler Museum at UCLA