Reflections in Modern Mexican Silver: Consider the Context
In the 1920s, many people in Mexico embraced their indigenous roots in an era of cultural revolution. The visual and performing arts and the archaeological discoveries of the period inspired silver designers to produce jewelry and objects that were emblematic of a new Mexico. Dr. Penny Morrill, professor of art history, talks about handwrought silver objects, each with an intriguing story to tell, usually involving larger-than-life personalities and boldly imaginative and creative spirits. Dr. Morrill has written numerous books and articles about modern Mexican silver.
A book signing with Dr. Morrill will follow the lecture on the LA Times Central Court. Copies of Dr. Morrill's books may be purchased in advance from the LACMA store.
Brown Auditorium | Free, no reservations
Image: William Spratling, 1900–1967, Jaguar Brooch (Prendedor en forma de jaguar), c. 1940–46, gift of the Goddard Family in memory of Phyllis Goddard, Los Angeles