Celebrate the art of piñatas, tour LA’s new movie museum

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Piñatas are creatively designed and put together by hand — with love and care. But people also discard these beautiful objects. That’s according to Emily Zaiden, curator of LA’s first-ever piñata exhibit. Photo courtesy of Madison Metro, Craft in America.

Piñatas are often the centerpiece at parties, birthdays, and quinciñeras. But they’re also artistic objects that have been overlooked. One art exhibit wants to change that: “Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration” at Craft in America in Mid-City. 

Also, Italian architect Renzo Piano has restored the 1939 May Company Building. It’s now the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which opens Thursday. Reusing the building preserves history and cuts the project’s carbon footprint.