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What are those creepy statues on the side of the highway?...

Elephants, iguanas and a Maya princess peer beyond the overgrown bush of a large fenced-off lot with no signs explaining their existence. We hazard some guesses.

New signs of life for Mérida’s MACAY contemporary art museum

Yucatán’s contemporary art museum, the MACAY, closed its doors on July 28, 2021.

Mexico demands return of the crown of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has called for Austria to repatriate the artifact known as “el Penacho de Moctezuma.”

We got a robot artist to paint Yucatán, here are the...

One could be forgiven for brushing off AI art as a fad, but sometimes these technologies deliver some very interesting results.

New Maya community library opens in Tzucmuc, honors Yucatecan author

This weekend the small, rural community of Tzucmuc in the municipality of Chankom opened its very own community library.

New collective creates space for Mérida’s artists with autism, dyslexia, ADD

A new collective in Mérida is aiming to create for the city’s neurodivergent art community. 

Giant alebrijes form a parade down Mérida’s Centro

Everywhere you went you could not but overhear the conversations of spectators, all making the same observation: that it was so great to see so much color and life on Mérida’s streets again. 

The story of one of archaeology’s greatest trailblazers, Tatiana Proskouriakoff

Tatiana Proskouriakoff is remembered for laying the foundation for understanding Mayan historical texts and reconstructing the political history of Mayan city-states.

Giant alebrijes to parade through Mérida this weekend

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical mythical creatures. Though originally made only of paper-mâché, wooden variations have also become popular since the 1940s. 

New design announced to replace Mexico City’s controversial Columbus statue

A replica of a prehispanic sculpture of a woman will replace Mexico City’s controversial Columbus statue.

The Dresden Codex, the great Maya book of the stars

The Dresden Codex is a Mayan book believed to be the oldest surviving book written in the Americas, dating to the 11th or 12th century.

Enamora Mérida, one woman’s vision and the power of positivity

Enamora Mérida began as an idea by Montserrat Pastrana to cheer up the city and offer up a little hope during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mérida’s most powerful art collection turns 50

The work of Yucatán's most celebrated muralist, Fernando Castro Pacheco (1918-2013), housed in Mérida's Palacio de Gobierno, turned 50 on Independence Day.

Valladolid’s new MUREM museum honors Mexico’s ethnic clothing

For Tey Mariana Stiteler, the museum’s Director, MUREM is a project born from her love of Mexican culture and design.

New exhibit celebrates Mexico’s comic book pioneers

The exhibit, which organizers describe as a tribute, coincides with the 150th anniversary of the birth of pioneering illustrator and lithographer, Juan Bautista Urrutia.

Bonampak: Mérida’s newest hot spot is a feast for the eyes

Mérida’s most Instagram-worthy bar has opened its doors after filling its walls with color.

Décima Taller: Workshop threading memories in Mérida

Décima is a Yucatecan brand creating artworks from thread. Through an algorithm, they translate digitized portraits into a series of lines which then serve as a basic template.

Japanese artists debuts new mural in Izamal

Japanese artist Shinzaburo Takeda unveiled his most recent mural in Izamal at the Cecidhy Research Institute.

Great moments in Yucatán’s film history: The early years

Mérida may be far away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but Yucatán has its own storied history when it comes...

10 fantastic Mexican female artists who are not Frida Kahlo

Mexican women have long excelled in the art world both at home and abroad. But there is...

La Cupula exhibit tour with artist Samantha Michell

Artist Samantha Michell leads an intimate tour of her show, "Perniciem," in English and in Spanish, at La Cupula.

Sentirnos Vivas: Art show at Lagala

Sentirnos Vivas, or Feel Alive, highlights the work of three artists.

Friends and family rally for heart attack victim facing huge hospital...

A GoFundMe page gets him halfway there; artists donate work for fundraiser to raise even more money for an American facing huge medical bills.

Famous artist’s mural remains buried at Yucatan art school

The mural space belongs to all students, ESAY leader says; others feel an important mural is being suppressed