Mariana Yampolsky, [Detail of] Cinco Danzantes de la Sierra de Puebla, 1996, gelatin silver print, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, D.R. © Mariana Yampolsky Cultural Foundation, A.C. Mexico, digital image © Museum Associates/LACMA.
March 20, 2018 - December 8, 2018
In conjunction with On-Site: Neighborhood Partnerships with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA presents an exhibition at the Vincent Price Art Museum featuring a recent donation of works by Mexican photographer Mariana Yampolsky.
Mexican photographer Mariana Yampolsky (1925–2002) captured the beauty and desolation of Mexico and its history. American born, she moved to Mexico at the age of 19 and built an artistic practice honoring the cultural, natural, and architectural elements that fed her spiritually and inspired her to become a Mexican citizen. Combining a straightforward photo-documentary style with a poetic approach, Yampolsky has described her gaze as matching her imagery—precise and delicate, never overtly strident and always respectful.
On-Site: Neighborhood Partnerships with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a community engagement initiative that creates ways to make LACMA’s programs and collection accessible to the communities of Los Angeles County with the goal of broadening participation in cultural experiences. The exhibition and LACMA’s partnership with the Vincent Price Art Museum and East Los Angeles College are important components of the On-Site program.
On-Site: Neighborhood Partnerships with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.