Two Different Tours, Two Different New Years, Two Different Celebrations, Two Different Dates Both Magical Events Filled with Tradition, Dances, Masks, Music, Color & Excitement Please join us for one of these “once in a lifetime” cultural tours. A Tour of Pastorela Dances in Michoacán – New Year’s 2018Sunday, December […]
Arts and Crafts of Mexico by Chloë Sayer, first published in the United States by Chronicle Books in 1990, is the “go to” book for information on Mexican Folk Art. Whether you are a novice and just beginning to learn about Mexican Folk Art or a diehard collector, this book […]
It is with a heavy heart, I say good bye to a dear friend, a true genius and incredible artisan in the world of Mexican Folk Art. QEPD Saulo Moreno Hernández. Photo courtesy of Mario Saulo Contreras Saulo Moreno Hernández ( April 28, 1933 – July 24, 2018) QEPD. I have […]
An Exposition of the Work of Enrique Luft – Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita – Pátzcuaro, Michoacán – Friday, August 10, 2018 7:00pm Con mucha alegría les comparto la invitación a la inauguración de la última muestra en la que colaboro como curadora: “Gerold Heinz Luft Pávlata. In Memoriam”, que tendrá […]
MASCARAS MEXICANAS by Roberto Montenegro is the first book published devoted entirely to Mexican masks. The book includes text by Roberto Montenegro, Xavier Villaurrutia and Ramón Mena and was printed by Talleres Gráficos de la Nación in 1926. The first edition was 2500 examples consisting of 134 pages and 47 photographic plates.
The negrito masks of Michoacán are used for the Danza de los Negritos. The mask and dress vary depending on the community. These dances are performed in San Lorenzo, Nurio and Ocumicho for the pastorelas and in Uruapan for the fiesta or feast day of Santa Magdalena. Below are several examples and the fiesta for […]
Fiesta de Santa Magdalena – Uruapan, Michoacán Negritos, Viejitos, Hortelanos – dances in honor of the saint. Keep an eye out for our tour next year! Negritos, Viejitos, Hortelanos – danzas en honor de la Santa Magdalena. ¡Espera nuestro recorrido para el año que entra!
Pastorela in Ihuatzio, Michoacán – Devils, Hermits, Shepherds, Angels and the Baby Jesus – A Christmas Tradition. Join us for A Tour of Pastorela Dances in Michoacán – New Years 2018 to be part of this tradition! Pastorela en Ihuatzio, Michoacán – Diablos, Ermitaños, Pastores, Ángeles y el Niño Dios – Una […]
“The Work of Man” created by Jaled Muyaes in 2000. Originally installed in his home in Azcapotzalco. The installation consists of a collection of more than 600 tools used by man dating from the colonial period to the mid twentieth century. “El trabajo del hombre” obra creada por Jaled Muyaes […]
Saturday, July 20, 2019 – Thursday, August 1, 2019 Your hosts and guides for this tour are Rick Hall and Kena Muyaes. This tour begins and ends in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán and is limited to 10 participants. For more information, please fill out the following form: