ArtPoint Celebrates Legion of Honor’s 80th Birthday with a Maya Flair
Helping the Legion of Honor Museum blow out the candles on 80 years of
unparalleled art experiences, ArtPoint will host “Maya Amor” on Thursday,
November 11, at the museum. ArtPoint’s celebration coincides with its
annual benefit soiree, highlighting Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya, a
fascinating exhibition devoted to the art and life of the Maya people.
Festive performances by Maya entertainers, an array of authentic Maya
cuisine and a premiere collection of sculpture, masks, paintings and
antiquities included in Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya will make “Maya
Amor” a night to remember.
Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya is the first exhibition in the United States
devoted to the fascinating art and life of the ancient Maya royalty. San
Francisco and Washington, D.C. are the only two venues for this major
exhibition, which also presents new archaeological discoveries from
Palenque, Calakmul, Tonina, Yaxchilan, Comalcalco, and Copan that have never been seen in this country.
ArtPoint, San Francisco’s young professionals’ organization dedicated to the
Fine Arts Museums, is the largest group of its kind. ArtPoint organizes
social and educational events throughout the year to help support the Legion
of Honor and de Young museums and strengthen the Bay Area’s rich cultural
community. “Maya Amor” tickets are $60 for ArtPoint and FAMSF members, $70
non members and will be raised $10 each if purchased at the door.