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Two masks. On the left a wood mask with horns and two bullets inset into the mouth for teeth. On the right, a burgundy mask with a black moustache, bared teeth, and raised eyebrows is held by two hands wearing blue gloves.

CANCELED: Manlio Argueta

Tuesday Apr 21, 2020 7:30 PM

Due to uncertainty around COVID-19, the Hammer is temporarily closed to the public and this program has been canceled. For COVID-19 updates impacting the UCLA community, please visit UCLA’s Newsroom.

Acclaimed Salvadoran public intellectual, poet, novelist, and critic Manlio Argueta is the author of One Day of Life, A Place Called Milagro de la Paz, and Little Red Riding Hood in the Red Light District. Born in El Salvador, he was exiled as an adult and lived in Costa Rica during the Salvadoran Civil War. Manlio is introduced by poet and UCLA Ethnic Studies professor Karina Alma, whose classes on US Central Americans focus on cultural memory, cultural production, race and gender, and diasporic narratives.


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.