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Dr. Atl, Father of Mexican Muralism, Honored in Jalisco

The work of painter and writer Dr. Atl, considered the ideologue of Mexican Muralism and teacher of Diego Rivera, is the focus of the "Cosmic Rotation" exhibition in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death. continue reading »

Picasso Art Auction Brings in Nearly $5 Million

The unusual auction session entitled "Picasso through the eyes of a connoisseur" held at Sotheby's in New York on Monday brought in $4.6 million for almost 100 works of art prepared by the Spanish painter using an assortment of techniques. continue reading »

Two Ancient Archaeological Sites Located in Peruvian Andes

Two Ancient Archaeological Sites Located in Peruvian Andes

Tools found at two archaeological sites in the Peruvian Andes show that humans were able to survive in extreme environmental conditions a millennium earlier than previously thought, according to a study published by Science. continue reading »

Building Structure Found in Spain Dated Back to Bronze Age

Building Structure Found in Spain Dated Back to Bronze Age

Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona have discovered in the southeastern Spanish region of Murcia the remains of a building believed to be the first example of a Bronze Age political headquarters in Western Europe. continue reading »

Scholars Finally Able to Pinpoint Where Columbus Departed from Spain to New World

Scholars Finally Able to Pinpoint Where Columbus Departed from Spain to New World

The discovery of tell-tale objects during excavations at Palos de la Frontera in southwestern Spain has allowed scholars to determine the exact location from which Christopher Columbus's three ships set off to discover the New World in 1492. continue reading »

Colombian Artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos Dies, Age 72

Colombian Artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos Dies, Age 72

Colombian painter and sculptor Ana Mercedes Hoyos, a paradigm of the arts in Latin America, died Friday in Bogota, her family said. She was 72. continue reading »

Colombia Receives Nearly 700 Pre-Columiban Artifacts Repatriated from Spain

Colombia Receives Nearly 700 Pre-Columiban Artifacts Repatriated from Spain

Colombia's Foreign Ministry on Monday publicly presented a total of 691 pre-Columbian artifacts repatriated from Spain in recent weeks. continue reading »

Shawl Famously Worn by Frida Kahlo on Display in London

Shawl Famously Worn by Frida Kahlo on Display in London

The traditional Mexican rebozo, or shawl, that late Mexican painter Frida Kahlo used to wear is the focus of the "Made in Mexico" exhibit that opened June 6 and will run until Aug. 30 at the Fashion and Textile Museum in the British capital. continue reading »

39 Pre-Columbian Pieces Returned to Colombia From Belgium

39 Pre-Columbian Pieces Returned to Colombia From Belgium

Colombia has recovered 39 pre-Columbian pieces that were found in Belgium, the Andean nation's foreign ministry said. continue reading »

Cuba Welcomes Dali Exhibit For First Time

Cuba Welcomes Dali Exhibit For First Time

A selection of works by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) will be shown in Cuba for the first time in the "Memories of Surrealism" exhibition, which will open at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana on July 24, local media said. continue reading »

Fossil of Largest Bird with 23 Foot Wingspan Found

Fossil of Largest Bird with 23 Foot Wingspan Found

Scientists have identified the fossilized remains of a bird that, with a wingspan of more than 7 meters (23 feet), could have been the largest bird that ever existed on Earth, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported. continue reading »

El Salvador: Three Pre-Columbian Burials Discovered

El Salvador: Three Pre-Columbian Burials Discovered

The secrets of the Salvadoran archaeological site Nueva Esperanza, hidden for centuries under the ashes of the ancient Ilopango volcano, have emerged to the light of day with the discovery of three pre-Columbian burials. continue reading »

Spanish Sculptor Xavier Mascaro Presents Exhibit in Mexico

Spanish Sculptor Xavier Mascaro Presents Exhibit in Mexico

Spanish sculptor Xavier Mascaro, who says he is "fascinated by Mexican culture," is exhibiting his work for the first time in Mexico. continue reading »

Mexican-American Artist Shows Influence of Drug Trafficking on Pop Culture

Mexican-American Artist Shows Influence of Drug Trafficking on Pop Culture

Photos, sculptures and drawings make up a retrospective exibit in Guadalajara of works by artist Eduardo Sarabia, which explores how references to violence and drug trafficking have permeated Mexican popular culture. continue reading »

Members of National Ballet of Cuba Who Defected Arrive in Miami

Members of National Ballet of Cuba Who Defected Arrive in Miami

Six members of the National Ballet of Cuba who defected during a tour of Puerto Rico are already in Miami and very soon will perform with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, the Florida dance company's artistic director told Efe Monday. continue reading »