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La Plancha artists look at the ‘Aesthetics of Tourism’

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The old train station, now an art school, on Calle 55 and 48. Photo: Lee Steele

Mérida, Yucatán — A look at tourism from the standpoint of culture, art and aesthetics will guide a colloquium organized by the Higher School of Arts of Yucatán at La Plancha.

“Aesthetics of Tourism” on Thursday and Friday will include artists, anthropologists and researchers. Ten presentations will involve equal numbers of exhibitors, both local, from other states of the country and foreigners, said Marco Díaz Güémez, ESAY research professor and organizer of the colloquium.


Among the guests is José Fernández Levy, an ESAY graduate who completed a master’s degree in England and was a traveling artist in Europe and Israel. He will participate in the first day of activities, in the roundtable “Between Artist and Tourist,” which will also include Rafael Penroz Vicencio and Bryt Wammack Weber.

Thursday activities will begin 10 a.m. at the Gerónimo Baqueiro Fóster Research Center, Calle 61 and 50 in the Centro.

Friday’s activities will be at the ESAY headquarters of the historic train station, Calle 55 and 48, starting at 10 a.m.

All activities are open to the general public.

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