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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

Succulents dominate the landscape outside the entryway to Ric Kokotovich and Alison Wattie's home in Mérida. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der...

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 has become “Monica de Hocabá,” and a bit of a celebrity.

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

'Perspectiva Poética de Yucatán': Denisse Sánchez exhibits her paintings, which appear to be planted in the garden of the Casa Vico...

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.

Meet Liliane Karnouk at ‘Anamnesis III’ exhibit

It's the last chance to meet Liliane Karnouk during the exhibition "Anamnesis III."

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

Spanish printmaker Manuel Taure, known for his Mérida-based Graphic Bakery, is the subject of a pandemic-themed exhibition at Galeria El Zapote.

Merida muralist paints a monumental tribute to health care heroes

Arnold Daniel Cruz Cetina, better known as Datoer, is painting a mural to honor workers in the health sector. Photo: Courtesy

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...

Merida offers public spaces to artists around the world

Photo: Courtesy With the backing of consular officials, the Merida City Council cast a global net for its...

3 artists’ unique approach to glass seen in 1 show at...

Three Merida artists will present three ways to look at glass at an upcoming art exhibit in Santiago.

Yucatan inspires a dance-party ‘jungle’ in faraway Queens, N.Y.

A Yucatan-inspired jungle has been built in Queens, N.Y., by a pair of architects who returned from a...

Renowned muralista Juana Alicia in Yucatan: Tear down that wall!

Juana Alicia's huge mural at the art school was covered up a few years after it was revealed. Photo: Courtesy

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.

Cross-cultural perspectives at Amaro art show

Art that represents both Mérida and the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean is focus of "The Eclectic Caimito," which opens today at El Foro Cultural Amaro.

Pedro Tec’s dreamlike photo exhibit heads to U.S.

Pedro Tec's exhibit of Mayan portraits is migrating north of the border.