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A Summer of Culture in Mexico City

Cultural activities for all tastes to enjoy this Summer
Arte Alameda Lab will offer workshop course based on the exhibit "Amazing Creatures of Theo Jansen" - File photo/EL UNIVERSAL
Alida Piñón
Mexico City
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There is a wide offer of cultural activities to enjoy this Summer in Mexico City, from this season of the Mineria Symphony Orchestra to workshops at museums, all within the framework of important exhibits.

For instance, based on the exhibit Amazing Creatures of Theo Jansen, the Arte Alameda Lab will offer the Summer course "Imaginazine. Collectable Beasts", which will allow participants to discover what happens when the artificial comes to life.

This workshop will take place, Monday to Friday, from July 24 to August 11, starting at 10:00 until 14:00hrs., and it's aimed at children from six to 11 years old, who will be able – through the creative processes of the Dutch artist – to explore the limits of science and art, using homemade devices, corporal expressions and teamwork, while they journey across fantastic words full of monumental beings.

The course contains three modules, each worth MXN $500 pesos.
For more information and registration, please write to [email protected] or call 8647 5660, ext. 5535.

File photo/ EL UNIVERSAL
The Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts (Bellas Artes), in honor of the exhibition Picasso and Rivera: Conversations through Time, has organized several talks – admission free. One of them, "Myths taken from the works of Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso", narrates some of the myths originating from the visual interpretations that both artists created from the classic cultures which inspired them. This talk will take place on July 26, at 20:00hrs., at the International Room of Fine Arts.

In addition, under the theme "Museums, Society and Memory", explored from July 23 to August 20, the National Coordination of Visual Arts of the National Institute of Fine Arts is promoting this Summer's Heritage Education Program, A Summer for You. For more information, please consult

During this holiday season, the Economic Culture Fund (FCE) offers a wide catalog of fun, educational, cultural and recreational activities starting this week all through August 11, at the Rosario Castellanos, Elena Poniatowska, Octavio Paz and Pasaje Zócalo-Pino Suárez libraries.

Admission is free but groups are limited. To book your reservation, please call the Department of Works for Children and Young Adults of the Economic Culture Fund at 5449-1875 and 76, or send an email to [email protected]

Photo taken from Sala Nezahualcóyotl website
One of the most important events of the Summer is this season of the Mineria Symphony Orchestra, which this time around will talk address the majesty of nature. Tickets are available at the ticket office in Nezahualcóyotl Concert Hall, at UNAM'S University Culture Center, Insurgentes Sur 3000, CU.

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