National Geographic Live: Mesoamerica Illuminated


October 6, 2022

Dr. Diana Magaloni-Kerpel

The first in the National Geographic

Live speakers series will be Mesoamerica

Illuminated with art historian

and microarchaeologist Dr. Diana Magaloni-

Kerpel. This event is presented

by BroadStage at The Eli and Edythe

Broad Stage on Thursday, October 6

and Friday, October 7 at 7:30pm at the

Santa Monica Performing Arts Center.

Discover how the iconic Olmec

heads of Mexico were created, explore

the true meaning behind the imposing

Teotihuacan pyramids, and get

a peek into the culture and daily life

in the Mayan city of Chichén-Itzá. Art

historian and microarcheologist Dr. Diana

Magaloni-Kerpel uncovers millennia-

old murals and sculptures throughout

Mexico and Central America-then

studies them to understand what their

colors, textures, and techniques reveal

about these ancient cultures. Join her

as she brings ancient Mesoamerican

civilizations to life in a way you've never

seen before.

Tickets starting at $50 are available

at or by calling

310.434.3200, or visiting the box office

at 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA

90401, beginning two hours prior to



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