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Argentine Nat’l Library to Unveil Jorge Luis Borges Monument June 14

Argentine Nat’l Library to Unveil Jorge Luis Borges Monument June 14

Argentina's National Library plans to unveil a monument to Jorge Luis Borges on Friday, the 27th anniversary of the world famous writer's death, officials said. continue reading »

AFI Docs Presents 5 Films Highlighting Immigration and Assimilation

AFI Docs Presents 5 Films Highlighting Immigration and Assimilation

AFI Docs presented by Audi brings the best new documentaries to the Washington, DC, area with an expanded footprint in the heart of DC. The Festival has built a reputation for presenting compelling and engaging films that connect with audiences in theaters, and beyond. The Festival will run from Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday June 23. continue reading »

Christie’s Auctioning Rare Picasso Piece “Visage Tourmente”

Christie’s Auctioning Rare Picasso Piece “Visage Tourmente”

A total of 172 ceramic works and etchings by Spanish master Pablo Picasso will go on the auction block on June 18 in London, Christie's said Monday. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Items From Mezcala, Olmec Cultures in Abandoned Cave

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Items From Mezcala, Olmec Cultures in Abandoned Cave

Mexican archaeologists have found traces of the Mezcala and Olmec cultures, as well as human remains, in a cave in the southern state of Guerrero, indicating that the site was inhabited at different times and served as a funerary center, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Explorers Seeking Spanish Ships Sunk by Pirates in 1615 Near Peru

Explorers Seeking Spanish Ships Sunk by Pirates in 1615 Near Peru

A group of researchers headed by maritime historian Jorge Ortiz Sotelo is continuing the search for two Spanish vessels that went missing along the coast south of Lima in 1615. continue reading »

Ancient Indigenous Camps Dating Back Thousands of Years Found in Mexico

Ancient Indigenous Camps Dating Back Thousands of Years Found in Mexico

Archaeologists discovered eight temporary camps in the Sierra del Mayor mountains, in the Mexican state of Baja California, that date from 400 to 7,000 years ago, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City Hosts 5th Culturas Amigas Fair

Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City Hosts 5th Culturas Amigas Fair

Mexico City is hosting groups from 82 countries at the 5th Culturas Amigas Fair. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera inaugurated the fair over the weekend, welcoming the groups to the capital, where they will perform. continue reading »

The Met Re-Opens European Gallery With New Space For Spanish Art

The Met Re-Opens European Gallery With New Space For Spanish Art

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has reopened its European paintings galleries after a two-year renovation, giving a privileged space to Spanish masters Velazquez, El Greco and Goya. continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Pre-Hispanic Cave Paintings Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico

Nearly 5,000 Pre-Hispanic Cave Paintings Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico

Anthropologists from Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) have announced the discovery of nearly 5,000 cave paintings in the Sierra de San Carlos in the town of Burgos in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. continue reading »

Joaquin Sorolla’s “Ninos en la Play” Earns $4.1M at Auction

Joaquin Sorolla’s “Ninos en la Play” Earns $4.1M at Auction

The oil painting "Niños en la playa" (Children on the Beach) by Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923), considered by experts to be one of his greatest works, brought 2.77 million pounds ($4.1 million) at auction here on Thursday. continue reading »

Cuban Photographer Creates Technique to Bring City Views Inside

Cuban Photographer Creates Technique to Bring City Views Inside

Cuban-born photographer, Abelardo Morell, has created a unique approach to capturing apartments and their spectacular views. continue reading »

Belize Gov’t  Calls Mayan Pyramid Destruction Cruel, Ignorant and Unforgivable

Belize Gov’t Calls Mayan Pyramid Destruction Cruel, Ignorant and Unforgivable

The destruction of a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid by a company constructing a highway near the Nohmul archaeological site in northern Belize is "unforgivable," the government said. The company moved bulldozers and backhoes through the Nohmul complex, practically wiping out one of the largest Mayan pyramids in the Central American country. continue reading »

Robot Guiding Scientists Through the Hidden World of Teotihuacan

Robot Guiding Scientists Through the Hidden World of Teotihuacan

A robot that weighs just 25 kilos (55 pounds) is helping scientists explore the underworld of Teotihuacan, an archaeological complex located some 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) north of Mexico City. continue reading »

Cuban Artist Brings Love to New York Exhibit

Cuban Artist Brings Love to New York Exhibit

New York City’s Times Square has welcomed Cuban artist Esterio Segura’s installation "Adiós mi amor" (Goodbye My Love) since March as part of an arts’ initiative to introduce the multitude of Times Square tourists to contemporary art. continue reading »

Spanish Artist Gives Zoo Animals a Sophisticated Look

Spanish Artist Gives Zoo Animals a Sophisticated Look

Spanish photographer Yago Partal has created a fun collection called "Zoo Portraits" using the heads of animals dressed in human clothes. Based in Barcelona, Partal has developed this series by mixing photography and illustration to create truly unique prints. continue reading »