WEEKEND LECTURE: Diego Rivera: The Sacred Colors of the Popol Vuh


In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Gloria Arjona will display the vibrant images of the Popol Vuh, painted in 1931 by Diego Rivera. During the presentation, Dr. Arjona will sing songs in Mayan, Nahuatl, and Spanish, related to the Mayan peoples of Mexico and Central America. 

Educator, researcher, and performer, Gloria Arjona addresses diverse themes on the cultures of Latin America through interactive presentations that include live music, media, poetry, and traditional attire.  Among the themes of her presentations are the African, the Indigenous, and European heritage in Latin America; the Mexican Revolution, and other topics dealing with gender and race. Gloria Arjona has presented her work at the University of Southern California, Claremont McKenna College, the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Location: Kershaw Auditorium 

Price: Member $9 | General $12 or $7 with paid admission | Students $5 with valid I.D. 


TICKETS: Online or onsite

Questions? E-mail programs@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677
Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Image Credit:

The Creation of the Universe (La Creación del Universo)

Diego Rivera,1931

Watercolor on paper

REPRODUCCIÓN AUTORIZADA POR EL INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES Y LITERATURA 2015, D.R. © 2015 Banco de México, Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. Av. 5 de Mayo No. 2, Col. Centro, Del. Cuauhtémoc 06059, México, D.F.

Event details

December 20, 2015 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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