Eventos en celebración de la muestra “GRANDES MAESTROS DEL ARTE POPULAR DE IBEROAMÉRICA”

WORKSHOPS

Tortilla Workshop 
Sunday, February 22, 1-3 pm

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Learn about the rich history of corn in Mexico as we make tortillas with fresh masa and try our hand at the nixtamal process. We’ll explore the technique and enjoy delicious sampling of tacos unique to the Yucatan such as Cochinita Pibil and Salpicon de Pavo in addition to more examples from other regions of Mexico.

INSTRUCTOR Gilberto Cetina from Chichen Itza
COST: Members: $20 Nonmembers: $23

REGISTRATION online here or over the phone at (213) 763-3499.

Mask Making Workshop 
Sunday, March 29, 1-4 pm

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Explore the ancient art of paper mache mask making. Over the centuries paper mache masks have been used by a variety of cultures for occasions such as dance traditions, ceremonies, festivals, and theater. Drawing from the Museum’s Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art exhibit, get inspired and join us to create your very own handcrafted mask to take home.

INSTRUCTORS: NHM Performing Arts Staff
COST: Members: $15 Nonmembers: $20

REGISTRATION online here or over the phone at (213) 763-3499.

Cacao Workshop 
Saturday, April 18, 1-3 pm

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Explore the cacao glyph from the classic to post-classic eras of Maya civilization! In this hands-on workshop we will learn how the cacao bean transforms into a chocolate beverage as well as into a finished bar. See and learn how to roast and de-shell the beans to get nibs. We will then take these cacao nibs and stone grind them on a metate and mano.  With the finished product we will also delve into the flavorful spices that are used to create traditional drinking chocolate with chilies and cacao.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Tsai from ChocoVivo
COST: Members: $20 Nonmembers: $23

REGISTRATION online here or over the phone at (213) 763-3499.

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