Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera were contemporaries, erstwhile competitors, equally ambitious and prolific as artists, internationally famous, and well aware of their larger-than-life personalities. Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time presents moments of intersection in the formation of modernism both in Europe and Latin America, and asks how these towering figures of the twentieth century engaged with their respective ancient Mediterranean and Pre-Columbian worlds.
Troker is a world-class band with a distinctive groove that mixes jazz, rock, funk, and a Mexican touch; their electric and eclectic energy can bring an audience to its feet. Troker arrived on the Guadalajaran jazz scene in 2004 and the ensemble has only become more innovative with time. The six-piece group has created a blend of the composed and the improvised, where metal riffage merges with powerhouse funk drumming and DJ scratching, and horn lines pull from jazz and the mariachi tradition of the band's homeland. In 2014, the group was featured at SXSW and WOMEX as official showcasing artists. Troker was also honored as the first band in history to play the West Holts Stage at the Glastonbury Festival twice in consecutive years. Growing in international stature, the band has four award winning albums and has performed at 80 international engagements during the past few years. Troker tours with the support of Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America in 2016-2017.
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Uncover a world buried over time, in Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. Explore the social, natural, and spiritual realms of the Maya - past and present - known for their monumental architecture, distinctive art, and intricate knowledge of astronomy and time. Behold secrets that lay hidden for centuries as you journey through an underworld cave, excavate an ancient burial site, and encounter the richness of Maya culture through hands-on explorations such as building arches, deciphering hieroglyphs, translating the Maya calendar, and more!
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This exhibit offers a rare opportunity to see firsthand masterpieces by two of the most important and recognizable artists of the 20th century. Thirty-three works by the famed Mexican artists, from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, are to be exhibited through Aug. 20, 2017. On view will be Kahlo's Self Portrait with Monkeys and Diego on My Mind, and Rivera's Calla Lily Vendor and Sunflowers. In addition, the exhibit includes more than 50 photographs taken by Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida Kahlo's father, Guillermo Kahlo, among others. The exhibit also will feature clothing and jewelry of the style and region that Frida Kahlo chose to wear.
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This major exhibition exploring 50 years of Mexican modern art will make its first and only stop in the US at the Dallas Museum of Art following its successful presentation at the Grand Palais, Paris. Organized in collaboration with the Secretaría de Cultura de México, México 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde highlights new narratives in Mexico's modern art history. This sweeping survey, the result of a combined cultural endeavor between Mexico and France, features almost 200 works of painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, and films that document the country's artistic Renaissance during the first half of the 20th century.
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Professor Brian D. Farrell, Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), and Professor Davíd Carrasco, Director of the Moses Mesoamerican Archives, are proud to announce the formation of the "Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series." The five-year project, a joint initiative of DRCLAS, the Moses Mesoamerican Archive, and the Divinity School at Harvard University, will offer preeminent Mexican archeologists and anthropologists the opportunity to present their work both in their homeland of Mexico and at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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With the aim of strengthening the linkages between communities, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the City of Los Angeles, California declared 2017 the "Year of Mexico in the City of Los Angeles." The year long agreement will put into action several activities related to the economy, tourism, education and culture, setting the foundations to establish and develop new and permanent cooperation between the two places.