Museum of Latin American Art - Lucha Libro Club

Museum of Latin American Art - Lucha Libro Club MOLAA's Lucha Libro Club is a discussion group that is open to the public. Anyone is welcome to join the conversation!

The Museum of Latin American Art's Lucha Libro Club meets quarterly to discuss books written by Latin American and [email protected] authors. Each meeting is moderated by a scholar or expert in literature. Meetings take place the first Friday of March, July, September, and December at 7:00PM. Meetings are open to the public. MOLAA Museum members participate for free. For non-members, the program is included with paid admission to the museum ($9/adults, $6/students and seniors). Participants who are unable to physically attend meetings are invited to join the conversation via our Facebook group page. We hope that the Lucha Libro club inspires members to explore all of the fantastic authors and writing that make up Latin American literature. ABOUT THE NAME OF THE CLUB: The title "Lucha Libro Club" was selected by MOLAA's Facebook followers!

Mission: The Museum of Latin American art expands knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American art through its Collection, ground-breaking Exhibitions, stimulating Educational Programs, and engaging Cultural Events.

Thank you to all of those who attended last Friday's Lucha Libro Club meeting! A special thank you goes out to Marytza K...
07/31/2017

Thank you to all of those who attended last Friday's Lucha Libro Club meeting! A special thank you goes out to Marytza K. Rubio for beautifully moderating it! Make sure to check out the Makara Center for the Arts, it is now open in Santa Ana!!

*Stay tuned for upcoming book club dates*

We are excited to announce that Marytza Rubio from Makara Center for the Arts will be leading the discussion for this mo...
07/19/2017
Lucha Libro Club: New Mexico in Literature - MOLAA

We are excited to announce that Marytza Rubio from Makara Center for the Arts will be leading the discussion for this month's reading of So Far From God by Ana Castillo!

For those who have started the reading - please share your thoughts so far!

Remember to RSVP through this link! https://www.molaa.org/events/lucha-libro-club-new-mexico-literature/

MOLAA’s Lucha Libro book club returns! This month we are reading So Far From God by Ana Castillo. We’re focusing on writing that depicts life in New Mexico, in honor of the exhibition Luis Tapia: Cada mente es un mundo. Join us as we discuss a classic novel while enjoying some wine and cheese with f...

Make sure to RSVP online through this link for our next get-together! We have very limited space in our library so an RS...
06/09/2017
Lucha Libro Club: New Mexico in Literature - MOLAA

Make sure to RSVP online through this link for our next get-together! We have very limited space in our library so an RSVP is required. Thank you!

MOLAA’s Lucha Libro book club returns! This month we are reading So Far From God by Ana Castillo. We’re focusing on writing that depicts life in New Mexico, in honor of the exhibition Luis Tapia: Cada mente es un mundo. Join us as we discuss a classic novel while enjoying some wine and cheese with f...

We have a winner! For our next Lucha Libro Club meeting on Friday, July 28 from 7-8:30pm, we will be reading 'So Far Fro...
06/07/2017

We have a winner! For our next Lucha Libro Club meeting on Friday, July 28 from 7-8:30pm, we will be reading 'So Far From God' by Ana Castillo.

~ Sofi and her four dramatic and seemingly mystical daughters: La Loka, Fe, Caridad, and Esperanza live in a sleepy town in New Mexico. Each chapter reads as a short story, held together by the women's relationships.~

Let the reading for pleasure begin!

05/30/2017
Lucha Libro Club: New Mexico Survey

Tie-Breakers Needed! Let us know what you want to read at our upcoming Lucha Libro Club meet-up on Friday, July 28 from 7-8:30pm at MOLAA's library!
VOTE HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VFCHDP7

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Thank you to all the voters so far! The survey is still open - let us know what you want to read for our next Lucha Libr...
05/18/2017

Thank you to all the voters so far! The survey is still open - let us know what you want to read for our next Lucha Libro Club meet-up on Friday, July 28 from 7-8:30pm!
Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VFCHDP7

MOLAA's Lucha Libro Club is back! Our next get-together will take place on Friday, July 28, 2017, 7:00pm-8:30pm, and the...
05/10/2017
Luis Tapia: Cada mente es un mundo - MOLAA

MOLAA's Lucha Libro Club is back! Our next get-together will take place on Friday, July 28, 2017, 7:00pm-8:30pm, and the theme is inspired by our upcoming exhibition: Luis Tapia: Cada mente es un mundo.

*Please mark your calendars!*

In the meantime, let us know which pre-selected book you'd like to read - VOTE HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VFCHDP7

Saturday, June 10 –Sunday, September 3, 2017 The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is proud to host a solo exhibition of new and recent works by Luis Tapia, a pioneering Chicano artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. For forty-five years, Tapia has taken the art of polychrome wood sculpture to new lev...

Lucha Libro Club is coming back in the summer (July), and we are feeling inspired by these awesome Brazilian comics! Let...
02/06/2017
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Lucha Libro Club is coming back in the summer (July), and we are feeling inspired by these awesome Brazilian comics!

Let us know if you have any book suggestions or if you would like to lead a discussion! You can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Our friends at Makara Center for the Arts are starting their very own book club! Make sure to RSVP and see you all there...
09/21/2016

Our friends at Makara Center for the Arts are starting their very own book club! Make sure to RSVP and see you all there!

Remezcla
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05/01/2016
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04/29/2016
The Port to Learning - MOLAA

CALL FOR ARTISTS!
Summer Exhibition About Comic Book Art & Culture
#REPOST #Port2Learning #POLB #COMICS

THE PORT TO LEARNING The Port to Learning Gallery The Port to Learning is MOLAA’s newest gallery! Committed to expanding visitors’ understanding of topics central to MOLAA’s mission and important to the Long Beach community, the gallery hosts exhibitions and events. All programs are organized in col…

Series of Animated Stories Revitalize Indigenous Languages in Mexico
03/21/2016
Series of Animated Stories Revitalize Indigenous Languages in Mexico

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03/08/2016
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01/12/2016
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01/08/2016
MOLAA on Twitter

How would you describe yourself in one word?! #whoareyouexhibit

“Hey #LongBeach Community! Use the hashtag #WhoAreYouExhibit to tell us who you are in one descriptive word. Go!”

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
01/06/2016
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

“We are—for the most part—comfortable with that which we know, but sometimes it may be hard to wrap our head around the way that others who are different from us behave or think”

#WhoAreYouExhibit
#MOLAAEd
#ExploringIdentity
#DisplayingIdentity
#LBArtists
#MOLAAPC

12/04/2015

Are you ready for the last lucha libro club meeting of the year? Join your fellow book club members to enjoy a glass of wine and have a conversation about Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Chicana author and Long Beach local Myriam Gurba.

Time: 7 - 8:30 pm
Location: MOLAA Library
Members: Free
Non-Members: Program included with paid admission to the museum
Space is limited to 20 participants.
RSVP required (By 5pm): Please call the front desk (562) 437-1689

Remember to RSVP for our Lucha Libro Club on Friday, December 4 by calling MOLAA's Front Desk (562-437-1689)! Members: F...
11/23/2015
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Remember to RSVP for our Lucha Libro Club on Friday, December 4 by calling MOLAA's Front Desk (562-437-1689)!

Members: Free
Non-members: Program included with paid admission to the museum

*Marytza Rubio will be leading the discussion!*

Author Myriam Gurba talks with KQED on the Chicana literary tradition, macabre folk tales, and her new book 'Painting Their Portraits in Winter.'

You can listen to this interview with Myriam Gurba to get to know her a bit and learn more about Painting Their Portrait...
11/16/2015
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You can listen to this interview with Myriam Gurba to get to know her a bit and learn more about Painting Their Portraits in Winter! Have you started reading yet? :))

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Last Lucha Libro Club gathering of 2015, let's do this!!Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Chicana author and Long Be...
11/02/2015

Last Lucha Libro Club gathering of 2015, let's do this!!

Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Chicana author and Long Beach local Myriam Gurba.

Friday, December 4, 2015
7 - 8:30 pm
MOLAA Library
Members: Free
Non-Members: Program included with paid admission to the museum
Space is limited to 20 participants.
RSVP required: Please call the front desk (562) 437-1689 (First come, first serve!)

http://labloga.blogspot.com/2015/06/myriam-gurba-how-some-abuelitas-keep.html

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"A Room of Her Own: An Altar for My Mother"Installation by Sandra Cisneros
10/04/2015

"A Room of Her Own: An Altar for My Mother"
Installation by Sandra Cisneros

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
09/30/2015

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Be prepared to be inspired as Sandra Cisneros reads excerpts from her new book, A House of My Own: Stories from My Life and other selections at MOLAA on Saturday, October 31st!

Book Reading & Signing
Saturday, October 31 / 3:00 – 5:00pm

See A Room of Her Own, an altar installation by Ms. Cisneros as well as a Día de los Muertos inspired exhibition in our galleries featuring additional altars as well as paintings by Los Angeles artist Robert Palacios.

$9 / Members Free
Space is very limited. RSVP required.

Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/1LkKDN6

To RSVP by phone, call (562) 437-1689.

Image: Sandra Cisneros photographed by Diana Solis. 1981.

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09/30/2015
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09/17/2015

Meet Sandra Cisneros at MOLAA!!

Dear Libro Luchador/a,

It’s true! Ms. Cisneros is coming to MOLAA to do a reading of her new book 'A House of My Own: Stories From My Life' and other selections on Saturday, October 31st , 2015 from 3-5pm. She will also be installing an altar in memory of her mother called 'A Room of Her Own', which will be on display in the MOLAA lobby by the 31st as well.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Ms. Cisneros!

RSVP REQUIRED: Please call 562.437.1689 to save your spot!

Time for another great book! Join fellow book club members to discuss "Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros!Friday,...
06/03/2015

Time for another great book! Join fellow book club members to discuss "Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros!

Friday, July 10, 2015 | 7 - 8:30 pm

“The stories are often about the romantic dreams of young girls longing to escape stifling small-town life who discover that things are not much different on the other side of the border. Cisneros has an acute eye for the telling detail that reveals the secrets and the dreams of her characters. She writes with humor and love about people she knows intimately.” - Marcia Tager, Tenafly, N.J.

$9 / Members FREE

Space is limited to 40 participants. Reservations are required. Call (562) 437.1689.

Focus on the senses and join the conversation! This Friday's book club selection, Isabel Allende's Aphrodite: A Memoir o...
03/03/2015

Focus on the senses and join the conversation! This Friday's book club selection, Isabel Allende's Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses celebrates sex and food. Allende combines poetry, photos, artwork, the sensual art of food, and recipes into a delectable literary feast! Join us this Friday, March 6 for our Lucha Libro Book Club. RSVP by calling 562.437.1689. Members are FREE.

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