Talk: Cur-ATE: David Hockney's Los Angeles

6 pm | Tue, May 29, 2018
BP Grand Entrance
Standby Only

Enjoy a special evening dedicated to the love of food and art while exploring the museum after hours.

Explore the special exhibition David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life in an after-hours tour with Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites. Explore the rich history of California cuisine before enjoying a meal inspired by the exhibition, prepared by Chef Fernando Darin, at Ray's & Stark Bar.

Price includes tour, dinner, and parking. The menu is offered prix fixe and subject to change; please refrain from substitutions. Wine and specialty cocktails available at additional cost. Refunds will be granted only if the event is canceled.

Maite Gomez-Rejón
Founder, ArtBites
Maite has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and LACMA, and has worked as a private chef. In 2007, Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction, which she teaches at museums, universities, and cultural centers across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine and interviewed on KCRW’s Good Food and NPR’s Splendid Table. She is a contributor to Life & Thyme, The Huffington Post, and other publications.

Fernando Darin
Executive Chef, Ray's & Stark Bar
As the executive chef of Ray’s & Stark Bar, Fernando Darin draws from his early exposure to the many cultures and culinary traditions of his upbringing in Brazil as he aims to craft interesting and inspiring food using the incredible natural bounty of California. A musician since the age of seven, Darin’s cooking style celebrates the likeness between food and music. His career switch from performing arts to culinary arts occurred in 2008, when he decided to move to California to attend the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles. While in school, Darin had the opportunity to intern with renowned chefs Eric Greenspan and Michael Voltaggio. Darin comes to Ray’s & Stark Bar after several years as the chef de cuisine at the Hollywood Bowl.

LACMA | BP Grand Entrance
$100 LACMA members; $125 LACMA members with wine-tasting

$110 general public; $135 general public with wine-tasting
Note: Refunds will be granted only if the event is canceled. For ticketing support and to join the waitlist, contact
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