¡Lotería! Presentation + Book Signing with Dr. Gloria Arjona

Enjoy an interactive presentation by Dr. Gloria Arjona based on her book ¡Lotería! In ¡Lotería! (Floricanto Press, December 2020), Dr. Gloria Arjona explores the history and practices of the Mexican bingo, tracing and evaluating the origins of each of the 54 images of Lotería from a racial and gender point of view. This book is also a bilingual compilation of the most popular rhymes and riddles that traditionally accompany these images, underlining the importance of the announcer, known as “gritón” during the game.

About the Speaker:

Gloria Arjona holds a PhD in Spanish from the University of Southern California and teaches Spanish language and literature at California Institute of Technology. Dr. Arjona’s research interests are in Mexican history, popular culture, and music. Among the themes Dr. Arjona has explored are the music in the visual work of Frida Kahlo, the participation of women in the Mexican Revolution, and the literary work of José Guadalupe Posada. She recently published by this former artist Posada’s Unknown Calaveras (Floricanto Press, June 2020).

Ticketed Event: Member $10 | General $15 | Norma Kershaw Auditorium*; Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged.


Online: Member $5 | General $10 | A link to view the presentation will be emailed to you within a week of the event date.



TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

*Health update starting 8/28: In an attempt to protect staff and visitors against the spread of COVID-19 and variants, all attendees to the Norma Kershaw Auditorium will be required to wear masks until further notice, regardless of their vaccination status. Free masks will be available at the entrance to the auditorium for anyone in need. Please see Bowers' Health & Safety Page for exceptions.

Event details

September 25, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm