Images of two masks - on the left a wooden mask with black and white, and on the right a red mask with white teeth and hairy eyebrows, mustache and beard is seen underneath plastic

Collective Memory Across the Diasporas

Wednesday Apr 1, 2020 7:30 pm

Whether through portraits of martyred leaders or interpretations of hieroglyphic languages, Central American artists help dismantle the doctrine of discovery, projecting utopic landscapes rooted in memory, breathing life into dispossessed communities, and deepening diasporas. Frida Larios, cocreator of the award-winning New Maya Language pictoglyphs, joins José Flores, creator of powerful, dreamlike portraits of his people and ancestors. 


Ticketing: Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person; first come, first served. 
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing until 15 minutes before the program. Learn more about membership.
Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $7 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $7 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash only.
Restaurant: Enjoy a meal or drink before or after the program at our restaurant Audrey. Members and UCLA students receive 10% off. A late-night happy hour offers 10% off at the bar Tuesday–Saturday, 9–11 p.m.


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All public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor. Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
Readings are supported by GRoW @ Annenberg.
Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Hammer public programs are presented online in partnership with the #KeepThePromise campaign—a movement promoting social justice and human rights through the arts.