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Actividades culturales - otoño 2014

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Exhibition: "Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri And The Spirit Of Spain"
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego
Ongoing until Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free - $12
Contact: (619) 232-7931

This will be the first museum exhibition dedicated to the Spanish paintings of Robert Henri (1865-1929), one of the most influential American artists of the early twentieth century. Henri traveled to Spain seven times between 1900 and 1926, more than any other foreign destination, and produced a substantial body of work inspired by these trips. However, until now his Spanish paintings have never received the scholarly attention they deserve.

"Spanish Sojourns" consists of over 40 major paintings borrowed from important museum and private collections around the country. Many of Henri’s Spanish works were acquired by museums during his lifetime, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s "Spanish Gypsy" (1912), the first painting by an Ashcan School artist to join the collection of that venerable institution.

The paintings in the exhibition, nearly all portraits, present a dazzling cross-section of Spanish society as experienced by Henri: famous dancers and dashing bullfighters, intermingled with spirited gypsies, blind street singers, and weathered peasant men. Gathered together for the first time, these paintings reveal Henri’s ongoing commitment to capturing the essence of Spanish tradition and culture through insightful portrayals of unique individuals.

This nationally-touring exhibition has been organized by Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia. The project has been awarded major grants from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Horowitz Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. "Spanish Sojourns" will be accompanied by a fully illustrated hardcover catalogue, funded in part by the Telfair Academy Guild, which presents new scholarship on Henri and places his work in the context of the other American artists, architects, and writers who were inspired by Spain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Performance: "Tower After Hours: Mexico"
San Diego Museum Of Man  1350 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
Wednesday, 9/3

Time: 6 -8 p.m.
Cost: $15 - $30
Contact: (619) 239-2001

Celebrate the vibrant cultural heritage of Mexico with the San Diego Museum of Man at "Tower After Hours: Mexico."

Enjoy colorful performances of traditional music and dance, savor the flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine, and drinks (Like any other restaurant, alcohol is served).

Immerse yourself in Mexican culture and share a fun night with friends under the grand rotunda!

Performance: Trio Ellas
Old Town Temecula Community Theater, Temecula  42051 Main St, Temecula, CA 92590
Friday, 9/5

Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $25
Contact:  (866)-653-8696

Trio Ellas has been making waves with a unique sound that combines traditional mariachi, romantic boleros, bluegrass and rock with a fresh contemporary twist, and the world has taken notice. The trio's debut album "Con Ustedes" earned them a nomination for a 2012 Latin GRAMMY®.

Cine En El Parque: Selena
California Center for the Arts: The Great Green, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Saturday, 9/6

Time: 7 p.m
Cost: Free
Contact: (800) 988-4253

Spend your evening with other movie lovers at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido for Cine en el Parque every Saturday night in September! Bring chairs and blankets for your comfort, and enjoy great films under the stars! 

Selena Quintanilla was a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, a beloved star in the American Southwest and Mexico, and seemed poised to cross over into mainstream popularity on the U.S. pop charts when she was murdered on March 31, 1995 by the president of her fan club. This biopic focuses on Selena’s relationship with her family and her rise to fame, dealing only briefly with her tragic death. Rated PG. English with Spanish subtitles.

Films: Besos de Azúcar, Sagrada, Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados
Media Art Center San Diego Digital Gym 2921 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104
Check website for dates, times, and ticket prices

Contact: 619.230.1938 

The Digital Gym is dedicated to engaging neighborhoods in community self-expression via new technologies through a store with digitized products, media experiences and hands-on media programs.

Vision Statement: Explore the wonder of MEDIA ARTS in your own neighborhood. Get your friends, bring your family, and meet your neighbors as we provide content for your 21st Century lifestyle and establish a new wave of digital arts experiences in local communities.

It’s a LAB! - A media lounge that changes from month to month.

Hang out with friends to test new video games, experience multimedia events, meet local media artists and see their digital artwork.

It’s VISUAL! - A work space to explore your creativity through animation, music, and video creation through short term workshops, digital mini-camps, DIY nights, individual tutoring, professional development, and school groups lead by local media artists. Special family programming includes Kids Summer Media Arts Institute, after-school youth workshops and “Make Your Own Media” Birthday Parties. No experience required.

It’s a STORE! - A place to get unusual gifts. Buy the latest media products including digital gadgets, accessories, media arts software, ambient DVDs, Munny figures, decorative lighting merchandise, and hard to find DIY (do-it-yourself) technology.

Performance: Luis Miguel
Viejas Arena, San Diego  5500 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
Thursday, 9/18

Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $21 - $250  Parking Fee: Parking Fee for concerts is $15 (tickets now on sale)
Contact: 619-594-0429

Luis Miguel is a Mexican singer and icon in Latin America. He is often referred to as "El Sol de México," and he's one of the most successful artists in Latin American history, having successfully performed in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, ballads, boleros and mariachi. To date, Luis Miguel has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

TBI Intern Presentations: Alejandra Alvarez (9/23), Itzé Coronel (9/25), and Carlos González (9/29)
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Room G

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m
Cost: Free
Contact: Martha García (619) 260-4148

The Trans-Border Institute (TBI) at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies welcomed three specialized research practitioners for post-graduate internships this summer. Interns were asked to present a research proposal complementing one of the following five activity nodes of TBI:

  • Recognizing refugees from the drug war and the post-authoritarian transition it has obscured
  • Championing a human rights perspective on migration
  • Defending trans-border transparency and freedom of expression
  • Developing peace and justice curricula and other humanistic responses to war and dictatorship
  • Exposing the trans-border practices and legacies of the death penalty in the U.S. and Central America

During their time here, interns at TBI received structured training in our research methods; contributed to our ongoing research projects; and gained valuable mentoring and review of their own research projects from the TBI director and staff.

The Trans-Border Institute promotes research, outreach and dialogue on border issues. For the last twenty years, we have been a leading source of expertise on the relationship between the United States and Mexico. Recently, we’ve expanded our portfolio beyond the U.S.-Mexico border and the set of issues “the border” usually implies in order to address the history, reality and aftermath of armed conflicts in Mexico and Central America, and the ways in which they interact with U.S. policies.

Cine En El Parque: Calle 54
California Center for the Arts: Escondido, The Great Green, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Saturday, 9/27

Time: 7 p.m
Cost: Free
Contact: (800)-988-4253 and (760)-839-4138

Spend your evening with other movie lovers at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido! The Center will screen popular films with Spanish subtitles every Saturday in September. Bring chairs and blankets for your comfort and enjoy films under the stars! Attendance is free; food and drinks are available for purchase.

Calle 54 - Filmmaker Fernando Trueba was introduced to Latin jazz in the 1980s and has since become a devoted fan of the music. Trueba took his love of the music one step further with the documentary Calle 54, in which he gathered together a number of his favorite Latin jazz artists for a series of interviews and performances at the Sony Music recording studios in New York City. The artists include two pioneering Latin jazz stars, percussionist Tito Puente and horn player Paquito D'Rivera. Rated G. Spanish/French with English subtitles.

Lecture: Encoded Textiles
The San Diego Museum of Art 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, 92101
Saturday, 9/27

Time: 10:30 a.m. -12 p. m.
Cost: Free LAAC members | $10 Museum members | $15 nonmembers
Contact: 619.232.7931

Chilean-born, Los Angeles-based artist Guillermo Bert will discuss his work Encoded Textiles. This series of hand-woven, large-scale tapestries combines contemporary bar codes, indigenous design methods, and the oral histories of native peoples. The artist's process begins with interviewing and filming members of indigenous communities to collect traditional stories, poems, and first person narratives. Software encodes the native stories into barcode patterns, which are then woven by master weavers. Bert collaborates with craftspeople from the Mapuche of Southern Chile, the Zapoteca of Oaxaca, Mexico, and the Navajo of New Mexico. His work has been shown at the Museum of Latin American Art, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, The San Diego Museum of Art, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.



poster of elements of the exhibition: photos and various types of basketsExhibition:  Kumeyaay: Native Californians

Where: Balboa Park: San Diego Museum of Man
Hours: Daily, 10-4:30
Cost: Students with ID: $7.50
Phone: 619-239-2001

The Kumeyaay, or Diegueño (as they were later called by the Spanish), are the Native American people of present-day Southern California (San Diego and western Imperial Counties) and Northern Baja. For many generations before the arrival of the Spanish, they occupied the deserts, mountains, and coasts, developing sophisticated means of adapting to the diverse environments. With the arrival of Spanish settlers in the mid-1700s, Kumeyaay lifeways had to change and adapt, often by force.

The exhibit explores traditional Kumeyaay lifeways, featuring the art of pottery and basket making, food procurement, dress and adornment, traditional medicine, games, and ceremonies. Artifacts and photographs from the museum’s collection highlight the rich cultural heritage of the Kumeyaay, offering a glimpse of the life of the ancestors of today’s present day people. The exhibit remains popular with school groups from throughout the county.

Flamenco Dinner Shows

Where: Café Sevilla
Hours: Saturdays, 7 p.m. (through 2/1/14)
Cost: $47.50
Phone: 619-239-2001

Café Sevilla is home to the longest running Flamenco Dinner Show in Southern California. A high intensity Flamenco dance performance is coupled with a three course authentic Spanish dinner. Perfect for Saturday date night.

Sevilla is best known for combining three distinct environments under one roof: the authentic Tapas Bar, the casually elegant dining room featuring award-winning Spanish cuisine, and the lively nightclub with live music and dancing seven nights a week.



Mayan statuette
Exhibition:  Maya: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth

Where: Balboa Park: San Diego Museum of Man
Hours: Daily, 10-4:30
Cost: Students with ID: $7.50
Phone: 619-239-2001

The ancient Maya tamed time. They could reckon dates far into the past and into the future by using cycles of the moon, the sun, and the planet Venus. More than a thousand years ago, they carved important dates, names of their rulers, and ceremonial events in their hieroglyphic writing on stone monuments in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.

The huge Maya monuments displayed in the Rotunda Gallery are casts of the originals from Quirigua, a site in Guatemala. The casts were made for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition and have been on display since then, except during World War II, when the Navy turned the Museum into a hospital. Today these casts are studied by researchers who are tracing the history of the Maya through their hieroglyphic writing. The Museum’s casts are in better condition than the originals, which have suffered some weathering and erosion in the 95 years since the casts were made.

The current exhibition includes a 42-foot-wide mural of a rainforest set in the time after the Maya Classic Period (C.E. 250-900), when the great ceremonial centers became overgrown by the jungle. In the center of the mural is the lofty ceiba tree, the sacred model for the Maya cosmos. Brilliant birds, and animals such as monkeys and jaguars, are represented, as well as elements from many Maya sites.

A frequent misconception is that the Maya no longer exist. Not so—their descendants continue to carry on many of the traditions and cultural traits of their ancestors through their weaving, woodcarving, and ceramics. The Museum’s conservation of the monumental casts offers us an opportunity to present the Maya as a cultural continuum.


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