22.- Iconic Andy Warhol painting to be auctioned in Mexico City [ 2018-02-15 - 13:11:30 ] Mexico (Notimex) - An iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol will be the highlight of the Modern and Contemporary Art auction in Mexico City on February 22.
The starting price for the Warhol piece is $64,000 U.S. dollars.
The Monroe portrait is part of a series in which Warhol aimed to study the "superficiality of fame" and the banality...
21.- NY Metropolitan Museum of Art to open pre-Hispanic exhibit [ 2018-02-07 - 13:35:17 ] New York (Notimex) - New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced it will open an exhibition of more than 300 pieces of pre-Hispanic art, ranging from Mexico to Peru.
The exhibit, called "Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas," includes 92 pieces from Mexico.
The exhibition will open from February 28 to May 28.
The pieces...
20.- New York to host world's first opera with mariachi [ 2018-01-18 - 11:47:36 ] New York (Notimex) - The New York City Opera is preparing to host the "Cruzar la cara de la luna," (To cross the face of the moon) show, the first opera in the world to be written specifically for mariachi music.
The opera has four dates, from January 25 to 28 at the Rose Theater, Lincoln Center, in Manhattan.
The script was written by Leonard Foglia,...
19.- Pre-hispanic drink making strong comeback [ 2018-01-02 - 16:20:21 ] Mexico (Notimex) – Pulque, a fermented alcoholic drink made from the maguey plant, has made a strong comeback in Mexico.
The origins of the milky-white drink go back to Pre-hispanic times, when it was reserved only for the upper classes, mainly religious and government officials. It was used in religious ceremonies and even given to women after giving...
18.- Dublin exhibits works by Mexican painter Alejandro Dorantes [ 2017-11-24 - 09:07:16 ] Dublin (Notimex) -- The Mexican embassy in Dublin has inaugurated an exhibition by Mexican painter Alejandro Dorantes called "Space and Time".
"His works takes us to our subconscious minds and to inevitable reflection," said Mexican ambassador to Ireland, Miguél Malfavón, during the inaugural speech.
"To look at Dorantes's works is to look at the...
17.- Surrealism: Eyes of Mexico opens in New York [ 2017-09-29 - 16:56:50 ] New York (Notimex) -- New York's Throckmorton gallery has inaugurated an exhibition called "Surrealism, Eyes of Mexico," which aims to show the profound influence the surrealist art movement had on Mexican photographers.


The exhibit includes works by Rosa Covarrubias, Tina Modotti, Manuel Alavarez Bravo, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Kati Horna, Hector...

16.- Victoria & Albert Museum to show collection of original Frida Kahlo clothes [ 2017-09-12 - 08:08:46 ] London (Notimex) -- London's Victoria & Albert Museum will exhibit a collection of original clothes owned by Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) next year.


"Frida Kahlo is one of the most iconic and renowned artists of the past century," said museum director Tristam Hunt.


The collection includes accessories, medicines, jewelery and letters...

15.- Monumental 'Alebrijes' to parade in Mexico City [ 2017-09-12 - 07:49:24 ] Mexico (Notimex) -- Every year the streets of Mexico City's historic center are the setting of a parade of monumental 'Alebrijes,' brightly colored folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.


This year the parade will take place on October 21, with some 200 of these scultpures.


The Alebrijes are made from cardboard, paper, wood...

14.- Top world authors to take part in Querétaro Hay Festival [ 2017-08-01 - 07:59:56 ] Mexico (Notimex) -- Award-winning authors from around the world will give speeches at the Querétaro Hay Festival, from September 7 to 10.


Among the authors are Argentina's César Aira; Lionel Shriver, from the U.S.; the UK's Hanif Kureishi; award-winning Brazilian author Nélida Piñon and Italy's Paolo Giordano.


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13.- Mexican Baroque art goes to New York [ 2017-07-14 - 12:15:47 ]  New York (Notimex) -- The Metropolitan Museum of New York has announced an exhibition of the work of Mexican baroque artist Cristobal de Villalpando (1649-1714).


Villalpando is regarded as one of the most innovative aritsts of the Hispanic world.


The exhibition, called "Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Baroque Painter"...