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Art & Antiquities

April 2013 Archives

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 »

Rare Velazquez Painting Being Shown in U.S. for First Time

Rare Velazquez Painting Being Shown in U.S. for First Time

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art presented Monday Diego Velazquez's Portrait of Francesco I d'Este, one of the Spanish artist's most significant works and which is being shown for the first time in the United States. continue reading »

10th Annual MACO Art Fair Taking Place in Mexico City

10th Annual MACO Art Fair Taking Place in Mexico City

The 10th MACO contemporary art fair is underway in Mexico City, showcasing the work of hundreds of both established and emerging artists from around the world. The fair, which runs until Sunday, is expected to draw about 35,000 visitors. continue reading »

12,000 Year-old Intact Giant Mammoth Uncovered Near Mexico City

12,000 Year-old Intact Giant Mammoth Uncovered Near Mexico City

Mexican archaeologists associated with the country’s National Institute of Anthrolopology and History have uncovered the intact skeleton remains of a giant mammoth. continue reading »

Contemporary Artist Juliáo Sarmento Brings His Art to Mexico

Contemporary Artist Juliáo Sarmento Brings His Art to Mexico

Contemporary artist Juliáo Sarmento is bringing his art to an exhibit in Mexico for the first time. Sarmento will bring 50 of his pieces to Mexico City. continue reading »

Spanish Gallery Honors Picasso on 40th Anniversary of Death

Spanish Gallery Honors Picasso on 40th Anniversary of Death

Monday marks the 40th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death, and to honor the artist an art gallery in Spain is holding an exhibition. Madrid's Leandro Navarro continue reading »