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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 »

Unprecedented Discovery at Teotihuacan – Hundreds of Mysterious Spheres

Unprecedented Discovery at Teotihuacan – Hundreds of Mysterious Spheres

Mexico’s National Anthropology and History Institute’s use of modern technology is paying off with the unprecedented discovery of hundreds of ancient spheres underneath the Temple of the Plumed Serpent pyramid. continue reading »

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Turns Guns Into Musical Instruments

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Turns Guns Into Musical Instruments

Some of the firearms used in the killings of thousands of people in Mexico have gained new uses in the hands of artist Pedro Reyes, who is turning these instruments of death into musical instruments that raise awareness of peace. "The idea is to transform an agent of death into an agent of life continue reading »

500-Year Old Petroglyphs Found in Vera Cruz’ Huasteca Region

500-Year Old Petroglyphs Found in Vera Cruz’ Huasteca Region

Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) is researching what are believed to be 500-year-old petroglyphs, discovered by a farmer in Alamo-Temapache in the state of Vera Cruz. continue reading »

Madrid Dalí Exhibition Shows Artist’s Range

Madrid Dalí Exhibition Shows Artist’s Range

The museums with the three largest collections of the work of Spanish artist Salvador Dali are working together to put on an exhibition in Madrid that shows the range of the Spanish artist. continue reading »

U.S. Returns Stolen 16th Century Spanish Tapestry 34 Years After Theft

U.S. Returns Stolen 16th Century Spanish Tapestry 34 Years After Theft

The U.S. government has just returned a rare 16th century Spanish tapestry some 34 years after it was stolen from the Aragon, Spain national cathedral. continue reading »

Iconic Mexican Architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez Dies at 94

Iconic Mexican Architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez Dies at 94

One of the true greats in Mexican architecture has died at the age of 94 in Mexico City. Vazquez designed some of the Mexico’s most iconic structures that includes the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Complejo Cultural Puebla Siglo XXI, and the Azteca Stadium continue reading »