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The exhibit consists of several traditional “altares” or shrines/altars that reflects the symbolism and tradition of a celebration that can be traced back to thousands of years in various indigenous groups such as the Aztecs and its syncretism with the catholic religion
When: October 26th – November 06th, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m
Where: 5350 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, Colorado 80246
Dia de los muertos: Day of the Dead
Longmont Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos (Day of theDead) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year!. Día de los Muertos is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones. Community participation is an essential part of this holiday that is full of life, reflection, food, family and fun.
When: Opening Reception
Friday, October 9th, 2015
*The exhibition is on display from October 10-November 8
Where: Longmont Museum
400 Quail rd.
Longmont, CO 80501
*For more information and admission cost visit: http://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/museum/education/day-of-the-dead
Altar Showcase:” a Journey through the altar”
When: October 12th – November 2nd, 2015
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
The Denver Botanic Gardens will showcase altars to celebrate Día de los Muertos. Families create ofrendas to welcome the arrival of the dead and to honor their contributions while they were alive. These ofrendas, placed on an altar, can feature the deceased’s favorite food or drink, a particular smell or personal items.
For more information and admission information visit: http://www.botanicgardens.org/
Dia de los Muertos
When: November 1st, 2015
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
For more information and admission information visit: http://www.botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/d%C3%ADa-de-los-muertos
El Latir de Mexico Concert: Mexican Independence Celebration
The Mexican Cultural Center, the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver and the Colorado Symphony are thrilled to present its fourth El Latir de México, a free community concert that commemorates the 205th anniversary of the Independence of Mexico. This year’s program which includes music from renowned Mexican composers will be conducted by Andres Lopera and feature performances by trumpeter/arranger Jeff Nevin, Mexican tenor Jose Luis Duval, Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra, directed by Juventino Romero, and dancers from Grupo Folklorico Semblanzas de Mexico, directed by James Olguin.
When: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Where: Denver Performing Arts Complex, Boettcher Concert Hall
14th and Curtis St., Denver, Colorado
FREE Admission, tickets are required
Free tickets will be available as of August 29th at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Box office hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday 12pm-6pm. For more info: Colorado Symphony
Biennial of the Americas- Summer 2015
The Mexican Cultural Center, the Consulate General of Mexico and the Biennial of the Americas have the pleasure of partnering third edition of the Biennial of the Americas, bringing some of the best contemporary artists to Colorado. The Biennial of the Americas will open up Sunday July 14th, 2015 through August 30th, but you can’t miss the pre-opening event on Saturday July 11thand the preview on July 12th.
This year Mexico will be represented at the Biennial of the Americas with renowned artist, art exhibits and performances. Some of the exhibits and Mexican artist participating are:
Vis-á-vis: Biennial Ambassadors Residency Exhibition will feature work created during the Biennial Ambassadors residencies in Denver and Mexico City, featured artists: Cristóbal Gracia (Mexico City), Daniel Monroy Cuevas (Mexico City), Melissa Furness (Denver) and Matthew Scobey (Denver; organized in collaboration with ArtPlant (Denver) and SOMA (Mexico City) and co-curated by Adam Gildar and Carla Herrera-Prats). The opening celebration will take place July 16, 2015, from 9 – 11 p.m. at the McNichols Civic Center Building (3rd Floor), and will continue from July 16 – 31, 2015.
Oíd el sueño de una palabra/Listen to the Dream of a Word is a project developed by the Biennial of the Americas Mexico City curatorial collective de_sitio who gathered a group of artists to develop a collaboration foregrounding how creative individuals react, and respond to the current conditions of the city they inhabit. This artistic project was developed with the Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico, located in Valle de Chalco Solidaridad, an area south east of Mexico City, rich with archaeological and historical features, but facing acute social, political and economic challenges. “The projects presented in the exhibition were developed in collaboration with the museum and the artist collective attached to it. They aimed at examining the history and present conditions of the local area and the status of the museum within it.” Featuring artist: Claudia Fernández, Francisco Fernández Orozco, Fernando Palma, Nuria Montiel, Jorge Satorre, Onésimo Ventura Martínez, Ariana Natali Aguilar, Genaro Amaro, Juan José Ayala, Luis Fernando Galindo, Abraham Gallegos, Mariana Huerta, Leonardo León, Steephany León, Evelin Martínez, Juan Manuel Rodríguez, Daniel Rosas, Luis Ángel Verde, Neil verdugo Mazariego. The opening will take place on July 14th, 2015 from 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm at Biennial Pavilion and admission is free. The exhibit will be open from July 14th, 2015 to August 30th, 2015.
NOW? NOW is the central exhibition of the 2015 Biennial of the Americas, creating a “surprising, dynamic experience, capturing the atmosphere of life in the Western Hemisphere today.” The artists featured in the exhibition reflect the complexity of current time, such as the pervasive technologies, emergent forms of creativity and social and political engagement, ever-changing conceptions of identity, and interdependent, shifting economies. Some important questions will be raised through this exhibit regarding the relationships between North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. Some artist like Ryan Trecartin (US), Hitashya.org (Kari Altmann) (US), and Zach Blas (US) will reflect on how technology changes the way we interact. In particular this exhibit will feature Mexican artist such as Diego Berruecos, Debora Delmar, Aliza Nisenbaum, Fernando Ortega, Tania Perez, Córdova, Joaquín Segura, Eduardo Terrazas. The opening of this exhibit will take place on July 14th, 2015 from 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art with free admission. The exhibit will be open until August 30th, 2015.
I am the future is a major new artwork at the Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport created by Mexico City-based artist Erick Meyenberg. Erick Meyenberg (1980, Mexico City) is a multi-media artist whose work looks into natural and social sciences, to uncover underlying layers of meanings incommon preconceptions. Meyenberg collaborated with members of a high school drill team from the nearby neighborhoods of Montbello and Green Valley Ranch to create a live performance, a film and sculpture installation that examins the fascinating past and present of the area surrounding the airport. Don’t miss their performance taking place July 15, 2015 at 7 PM at Denver Great Hall, Jeppesen Terminal. The exhibit will be open from July 16th, 2015 to September 1st, 2015 at Denver International Airport with free admission.
Implant by artist Marcela Armas (born in Durango, lives and works in San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City) is a public installation in downtown Denver and Mexico City. The artist will create a “live visual, historical and material dialogue between the two cities that will unfold over the course of the 2015 Biennial of the Americas. The project will make visible and tangible the complex and fascinating relationships between both cities’ geologies and their histories.” The opening will take place on July 14th, 2015 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm in downtown Denver and admission is free. Implant will be in exhibit in Denver until August 30th, 2015.
For more information and schedule times, location and more please visit: http://biennialoftheamericas.org/
Gunther Gerzso: A Mexican Master Exhibition
Gunther Gerzso: A Mexican Master is organized by Museo de las Americas in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum and Biennial of the Americas. It is presented with generous support from the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Don’t miss Gunther Gerzso: A Mexican Master at the DAM and Museo de las Americas. Both exhibitions open June 25.
|GUNTHER GERZSO: A Mexican Master at Museo de Las Americas
OPENING RECEPTION:JUNE 25, 2015, 7:30-9:30pm
Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Dr.
|Exhibit Programming at Museo de las Americas June 25- Opening Reception at Museo de las Americas 7:30-9:30pm|
June 26- Biennial of the Americas Film Screening 6:00-7:30pm
July 17- Spanish Happy Hour, Cervantes@MileHighCity: Encuentros Literarios, 5:00-8:00pm
August 27- Momento Interactivo; Architecture of Mexico, presentation with architect Aurelio Nuño
**June 25 through September 18, 2015 members of Museo de las Americas and members of the Denver Art Museum will receive half off admission to view the collaborative exhibits.**
For more information visit: http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/gunther-gerzso-mexican-master or http://museo.org/exhibitions/current-exhibition/
Denver Art Museum- Sunday, April 26th, 2015
The Mexican Cultural Center, the Denver Art Museum and the Consulate General of Mexico cordially invites you to Dia del Niño celebration, with live music and performances throughout the day and free admission all day to the museums in the Denver Cultural Complex.When: Sunday, April 26th, 2015 Denver Art Museum 10:00am- 5:00pm Neighboring Institutions 11am-4pm Where: Denver Cultural Complex 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205 Admission: FREE for all ages For more information visit: http://denverartmuseum.org/calendar/dia-del-nino-celebration-2015 or click here En ESPAÑOL aquí
Día del Niño Celebration also known as Children’s Day
The Mexican Cultural Center, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Consulate General of Mexico cordially invites you to Dia del Niño celebration, with live music and performances throughout the day, art-workshops for kids, face painting, various mascots, EducaRadio and more….When: Saturday, April 25th, 2015 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205 Admission: FREE for all ages En ESPAÑOL aquí Read more about the celebration and who are our special guest here To view a list of activities and program times visit: http://www.dmns.org/museum-news/scfd-community-free-day-celebrating-dia-del-nino/
Celebrate Día del Niño in Boulder
When: April 25th, 2015
11am – 1pm
Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Live music and performances throughout the day, art-workshops for kids and more. FREE general admission for all
En ESPAÑOL aquí
For more information click here
Chacala Music Festival
The Mexican Cultural Center is proud to collaborate with the 2015 Chacala Music Festival.
March 12 – March 15, 2015 in Puerto de Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Find out more about the festival and maybe take a trip to Mexico.