The Broad Stage brings back its National Geographic Live speakers series….Here is the first one in the series will be Mesoamerica Illuminated with art historian and microarchaeologist Dr. Diana Magaloni-Kerpel. This event will be held 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 performance.

What: National Geographic Live Speaker Series, Dr. Diana Magaloni-Kerpel
Where: The Broad Stage,1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401. Parking is free
When: Thursday, October 6, Friday, October 7, 2022, 7:30pm