Carved Narrative


The exhibition showcases the work of José and Tomás Chávez Morado, artist brothers from Guanajuato, Mexico, who created the world-famous fountain, El Paraguas, for the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City in 1964. Four years later, the brothers produced a half-scale version of the fountain for the entry court of Sunnylands, the winter estate of media magnate Walter Annenberg and his wife, Leonore, in Rancho Mirage, California.

September 14, 2017 through June 3, 2018 8:30 am-4 pm Thursday through Sunday

Contact: Ken Chavez, deputy director, communications & public affairs: 760-202-2266

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“Carved Narrative illuminates this seminal work in the context of these important artists’ careers in Mexico.”
Wendy Kaplan, LACMA curator