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Yucatán’s symphonic orchestra first violinist Leonel Armenta dies

The death of first violinist, Leonel Armenta, has shaken the OSY after what has already been an terrible month for the state symphony.

Juan Batta: Mérida artist against the wall

For Juan Batta, art was always there. In fact, you could say it was there from the very beginning: in his genes.   His parents...

New comic book chronicles the fall of the Aztec Empire

A new line of comics titled "Aztec Empire” brings to the page in stunning color an account of the fall of this great civilization.

In Merida’s Centro, a hidden gallery houses fascinating, made-in-Mexico art

A warehouse-like space guards the work of dozens of artists from all over the country.

La Casa Azul: The riveting art of Rosy Peraza Rios

She paints her women as contented and serene. They seem to be saying "be gentle with yourself."

This incredible exhibit may be Casa de Montejo’s final bow

The “Detrás de una máscara," exhibition is made up of 36 pieces of art representing an imaginative fusion of mesoamerican mythological animals, as well as masks and two large painted canvases.

Free exhibition featuring the work of artist Marc Chagall on display...

Mérida’s Centro Cultural Olimpo will soon announce dates for an upcoming exhibit, featuring more than 70 works by the early modernist artist Marc Chagall.

Yucatán’s muralism boom —  an explosion of color, tradition and meaning

Yucatán’s history of muralism famously dates all the way back to the elaborate frescoes of the ancient Maya.

A Mérida couple carves out plenty of room to create

When Ric Kokotovich and Alison Wattie expanded their Mérida home by buying the lot next door, they took an opportunity to upgrade their workspaces.  And...

A California artist finds a new life, and new fans, in...

Trading Los Angeles for a new life in Yucatán would never be easy. But the payoff has been huge for Monica Petrus, an artist who...

New York artist finds an unlikely muse in rural Yucatán

Lohin's artistic subject matter ranges from portraits to landscapes and renderings of her favorite model — a donkey named Camila.

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.

Denisse Sánchez’s colorful paintings flourish in Casa Vico’s garden

Denisse Sánchez invites us to investigate the great universe of Yucatán, as she puts it, through her "Poetic Perspective" exhibit that continues through Oct....

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.

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 exhibitions honor the life of centenarian artist Emilio Vera Granados

Yucatán’s artistic community is prepared to celebrate the centenary of artist Emilio Vera Granados.

Yucatecan poet receives award for promoting Mayan language and culture

Maya language poet María Elisa Chavarrea Chim received an award from Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal, who honored her work.

Yucatán’s Youth Symphonic Band prepares comeback with renewed energy

The youth symphony plans to hold six concerts between September and November in Mérida's Palacio de la Música. 

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.

Japanese artists debuts new mural in Izamal

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

‘Toilet Paper Story’: Mérida printmaker responds ironically to the pandemic

Not long after the pandemic reached Mérida did Spanish-born printmaker Manuel Taure offer his friends little gifts, delivered Fridays to their mailbox. No social...

Merida muralist paints a monumental tribute to health care heroes

Merida, Yucatan — Urban artist Arnold Daniel Cruz Cetina, better known as Datoer, has dedicated his latest project to doctors and nurses. His mural comes...

Pedro Tec puts down the camera to focus on caring for...

The young photographer whose haunting, hometown portraits have been displayed in museums and art galleries has returned to his birthplace to aid the community. "I...

Merida offers public spaces to artists around the world

With the backing of consular officials, the Merida City Council cast a global net for its First International Public Art Contest in Roundabouts and...