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November 2, 1996 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Latin American museum finally is opening its doors in Southern California today, although it's not the museum everybody's been waiting for. After decades of planning, politicians, Hollywood stars and Latin American diplomats celebrated the dedication of the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture in downtown L.A. nine months ago. But because of bureaucratic delays, according to Latino museum board chairman and state Sen. Charles Calderon (D-L.A.
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January 11, 2002 | TONY SMITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Never mind the economic crisis, the champagne corks are popping at the opening of the first temporary exhibition at Buenos Aires' new Museum of Latin American Art. Spending $25 million to build a museum to showcase a collection worth double that could be seen as politically incorrect, as Argentina's economy writhes in its fourth year of agonizing recession. But Eduardo Costantini was not to be deterred from his self-appointed mission: putting Latin America back on the art world's map.
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March 16, 1997 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Long before the Latin American Art Museum opened last November in Long Beach, executive director Patricia House had her eye on an exhibition she thought would make an impressive debut. It was "Diego Rivera: Of Time and Color," composed of 29 paintings and drawings by Mexico's most famous artist, from the collection of the Museum of Art of the State of Veracruz.
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March 16, 1997 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Long before the Latin American Art Museum opened last November in Long Beach, executive director Patricia House had her eye on an exhibition she thought would make an impressive debut. It was "Diego Rivera: Of Time and Color," composed of 29 paintings and drawings by Mexico's most famous artist, from the collection of the Museum of Art of the State of Veracruz.
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January 11, 2002 | TONY SMITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Never mind the economic crisis, the champagne corks are popping at the opening of the first temporary exhibition at Buenos Aires' new Museum of Latin American Art. Spending $25 million to build a museum to showcase a collection worth double that could be seen as politically incorrect, as Argentina's economy writhes in its fourth year of agonizing recession. But Eduardo Costantini was not to be deterred from his self-appointed mission: putting Latin America back on the art world's map.
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February 1, 1997
Long Beach's new Latin American Art Museum will hold "Evita: A Night in Argentina," featuring a fashion show of designs inspired by the flamboyant couture of Eva Peron and Argentine designer Myra Magis, tonight at 7. Admission to the event, which includes a wine reception and tango dancing performance, is $10. Information: (310) 437-1689.
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February 22, 1997
Acclaimed Mexican choreographer Gloria Contreras will present a lecture that will include live performances from 10 of her ballets Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Latin American Art Museum in Long Beach. The 90-minute lecture and performance, " . . . y el Cuerpo Fue La Voz del Alma," is part of the museum's current exhibition "Latin Tempos: Dancing the Marvelously Real," which spotlights the contemporary dance movement throughout Latin America. Tickets are $10. Information: (562) 437-1689.
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August 26, 2001 | Ann Conway and \f7
Enrique Arturo Diemecke was the social and musical star at a benefit gala for the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra's new music director and guest of honor mingled with about 200 supporters during a black-tie dinner and concert at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach.
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November 8, 2012 | By David Ng
In a move that signals serious financial trouble, the Museum of Latin American Art said it has recently laid off its chief curator and slashed its operating budget by nearly 15%. The museum, which is based in Long Beach, said that the culprit was a downturn in financial support from individual donors in recent years. Stuart Ashman, the museum's president and chief executive officer, said in an interview that the museum laid off its chief curator, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, on Monday.
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May 24, 2012 | By David Ng
Starting Monday, Memorial Day, select museums around the country will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day, Sept. 3. The program is a partnership between the Department of Defense, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, a nonprofit group providing support for military families. The museum program was started in 2010 and is now in its third year. To obtain free admission, visitors must present a valid piece of identification showing active duty in the military or National Guard and Reserves.
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November 2, 1996 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Latin American museum finally is opening its doors in Southern California today, although it's not the museum everybody's been waiting for. After decades of planning, politicians, Hollywood stars and Latin American diplomats celebrated the dedication of the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture in downtown L.A. nine months ago. But because of bureaucratic delays, according to Latino museum board chairman and state Sen. Charles Calderon (D-L.A.
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September 21, 2000
11am Family Award-winning singer-songwriter and children's music educator Hap Palmer, the "Baby Songs" guru, serves up sing-along and play-along songs for preschoolers and families in the wrap-up event of Peter Alsop's summer-long "Kids Koncerts" series. * "Hap Palmer, Peter Alsop's Kids Koncerts," Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 11 a.m. $7. (310) 455-3723. 11am Family Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins is best known for his numerous pop hits.
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June 18, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the not-too-distant past, Long Beach's waterfront meant the rundown Pike amusement park, honky-tonk bars, seedy Navy dives, even a Pussycat Theater. In those days you didn't mix Long Beach and culture in the same sentence. But all that is long gone, and the city, capitalizing on the opening of the $117-million Aquarium of the Pacific, is ready for its own coming-out party.
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