Center for Cultural Fluency
MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art)- 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
Hours: Please refer to the website for current museum hours.
Price: General Admission $9.00, Students $6.00
Description: Lotería, a game of chance that is popular in Mexico and resembles “Bingo,” relies upon the identification of symbols instead of numbers. In ¡Lotería!: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, the curators took objects from MOLAA’s Permanent Collection and identified what they interpreted to be their corresponding cards in the Lotería deck. Some, like La Sandía (The Watermelon) and El Valiente (The Brave One) are literal representations of the cards, while others are connected either by formal qualities or by concept. ¡Lotería! uses a playful approach to MOLAA’s Permanent Collection while encouraging viewers to investigate the development and meanings of national, cultural and religious symbols. Through the exhibition’s education station, viewers are encouraged to develop their own Lotería cards and riddles as well as play a game of Lotería with their fellow visitors.