Posts tagged "art"

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 24 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 24 days 'til Christmas
I will count down the days ’til Christmas with the Chicanísima Advent calendar. I will post an original photo from December 1st to December 25th designed to lift your spirits for the holiday season. This first photo is from the National Museum of Mexican Art’s Mercado Navideño, Christmas Market, that runs today from 10 a.m.... Read more »

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: August in Chicago

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: August in Chicago
Here is a sampling of a few events happening this month in Chicago’s Latino community. If you haven’t yet seen the play Mojada by Luis Alfaro, this is your last weekend. The play is a reinterpretation of Euripedes’ Medea set in the Pilsen neighborhood. The play ends Sunday at the Victory Gardens Theater. On Sunday,... Read more »

Frida Kahlo on her death and birth days

Frida Kahlo on her death and birth days
Frida Kahlo has become one of Mexico’s most celebrated artists. This Friday marks the 58th anniversary of her death and last Friday was the 105th anniversary of her birth. When she was alive, her work and life was eclipsed by her famous muralist husband Diego Rivera. Last year I saw an exhibit of Rivera’s work... Read more »
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The African Presence in Mexico exhibit ends Sunday

Have you heard the story of Yanga? He was an enslaved African who escaped the Spanish and founded the first free town for slaves in the Americas in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. That was in 1610. That was even before the English colony, Virginia, brought slaves over in 1619. More than 200 years later... Read more »