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Reserva de la Familia Showcases Mexican Artist Ricardo Pinto’s Work

Reserva de la Familia Showcases Mexican Artist Ricardo Pinto’s Work

Every year, Jose Cuervo and Tequila Reserva de la Familia offer famous Mexican artists the opportunity to create original artwork for its packaging. Each Reserva de la Familia box is made of wood and features the artwork of renowned Mexican artists. continue reading »

Placido Domingo Named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Placido Domingo Named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Spanish opera singer and conductor Placido Domingo on Wednesday became the new goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. continue reading »

Salvador Dali Artwork Donated to Goodwill in Washington

Salvador Dali Artwork Donated to Goodwill in Washington

It was a busy, noisy moment at a thrift store and donation site in Tacoma, Washington, when an anonymous donor left, mixed among other used items, a somewhat deteriorated engraving that turned out to be an original Salvador Dali. continue reading »

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II’s Head-dress Restored, On Display in Austria

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II’s Head-dress Restored, On Display in Austria

Is this feather head-dress, as many continue to claim, really in some way connected with the legendary Aztec ruler, Montezuma? Was this the headdress worn by a high-priest while performing ritual sacrifices or making offerings continue reading »

Argentina’s Faena Arts Center Brings Lesser Known Art into View

Argentina’s Faena Arts Center Brings Lesser Known Art into View

The urban planning community of Puerto Madero in Argentina’s Buenos Aires area has begun turning itself into an upscale art hub with the success of the Faena Arts Canter. Alan Faena is the mind behind the center which opened in 2011. Now, the Faena Art District project is continue reading »

LatAm Artists Anguiano, Siqueiros, Tamayo Sell Paintings at Mexican Auction

LatAm Artists Anguiano, Siqueiros, Tamayo Sell Paintings at Mexican Auction

Paintings by Raul Anguiano, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo sold here for a combined $1.2 million in scoring the three top bids at Casa Morton's auction of Latin American art. continue reading »

INAH Opens $15 Million Maya Museum in Cancun

INAH Opens $15 Million Maya Museum in Cancun

Clearly those behind the Cancun's new Maya museum are not living in fear of the end of the world, as they recently opened a multi-million dollar cultural attraction. continue reading »

Queen Sofia of Spain Presents Ibero-American Poetry Award to Ernesto Cardenal

Queen Sofia of Spain Presents Ibero-American Poetry Award to Ernesto Cardenal

"Poetry is everything, including the Creator of everything. Poetry is God," said Ernesto Cardenal on Thursday after receiving from the hands of Spain's queen the Queen Sofia Ibero-American Poetry Award continue reading »

Fernando Botero Sculptures on Display at New York Gallery

Fernando Botero Sculptures on Display at New York Gallery

The Marlborough Gallery in New York City is currently the home of an exhibition of marble and bronze sculptures by the world-renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero. continue reading »

Yale University Returns Final Machu Picchu Artifacts to Peru

Yale University Returns Final Machu Picchu Artifacts to Peru

In 1911, archaeologist Hiram Bingham brought the Peruvian citadel of Machu Picchu international attention. Bingham and his team went on to take a number of artifacts from the site to the United States, a move the Pe continue reading »

Celebrate What it Truly Means to be ‘Hecho en Mexico’ (VIDEO)

Celebrate What it Truly Means to be ‘Hecho en Mexico’ (VIDEO)

From Diego Luna and Alejandro Fernandez, to Carla Morrison and Chavela Vargas, director Duncan Bridgeman weaves a cinematic tapestry composed of original songs and insights from the most iconic artists and perform continue reading »

Bolivia Returns Stolen 700-Year-Old Mummy to Peru

Bolivia Returns Stolen 700-Year-Old Mummy to Peru

Two years ago, Bolivian police found the 700-year-old mummy belonging to Peru. Recently, that mummy was returned to Peru. Bolivian police say the mummy, which was that of a to continue reading »

Spanish Chef Ferran Adriá Honored on New Pepsi Can

Spanish Chef Ferran Adriá Honored on New Pepsi Can

In an effort to develop new food innovations and learn about leading cuisine trends, PepsiCo announced its partnership with the ‘World’s Greatest Chef’ Spain’s Ferran Adriá last year. continue reading »

Spanish Photographer’s Photo of Bolivian Mennonite Wins Taylor Wessing Prize

Spanish Photographer’s Photo of Bolivian Mennonite Wins Taylor Wessing Prize

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 has been awarded to Jordi Ruiz Cirera, 28, for a photograph of a 26-year-old woman from Bolivia - who was reluctant to sit for the camera. continue reading »

Works by Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero Lead Christie’s Upcoming Latin American Sale

Works by Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero Lead Christie’s Upcoming Latin American Sale

Christie’s Latin American Sale will take place on November 20 at 7:00 p.m. and November 21, at 10:00 a.m. This two-session sale of 300 lots total is led by significant works from some of the region’s best- known artists spanning colonial art to the present. continue reading »