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Mérida, Yucatán — A vision in lavender and white, the Centro Cultural la Cúpula debuts tomorrow with chamber music, high-end design, cutting-edge art — and a very cool food truck.

It starts out at 7 p.m. with “True Lights,” an art exhibit by Japanese/French artist Kimiko Yoshida; forward-thinking furniture pieces by Ernesto Velázquez; and at 8:30, chamber music from the ongoing Mérida International Brass Festival, and a piano recital by Tomoko Mukaiyama. The exhibits remain on view through Jan. 31, and Mukaiyama returns for another recital 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21.

The Cupúla Cultural Center stands on along Calle 54 in Mérida's Santa Ana neighborhood, on the corner of Calle 41.
The Cupúla Cultural Center stands along Calle 54 in Mérida’s Santa Ana neighborhood, on the corner of Calle 41.

“If you walk by the cúpula, from time to time you will see the real bird on the top of the monument,” said Diana Castillo Castro, the center’s administrative and educational director.

The cúpula tops what used to be horse stables for the Palacio Cantón on the Paseo de Montejo. Its adjacent buildings will house the cultural center’s studios for both art and yoga, and areas for music and art exhibits.

The Japanese/French exhibit underscores the international flavor promised by the founder, Leïla Godet Voight, who purchased La Cúpula as a private residence, then opening its doors for the Red Ribbon Ball in 2013.


La Cupula in Merida, Yucatan, was partly a horse stable for a mansion on the Paseo de Montejo.
La Cupula in Mérida, Yucatán, was partly a horse stable for a mansion on the Paseo de Montejo.

The Cultúral Center is in a large lavender complex on Calle 54 at Calles 41, a corner traditionally called “La Cúpula.”

Food will be offered by the Icaro Food Truck, with tacos and tostadas on the menu.

Latest news of the organization will be on their Facebook page.

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