Wed, May 11, 7:30pm
In this guitar concert, Javier Estrada will depict with music and poetry the life of the Roma people. Do not miss this unique experience.
Harp and Flamenco Guitar
Thu, May 12, 7:30pm
The harp and guitar concert by Sergio Basurto is an unforgettable experience. You’ll hear a tour of music from Venezuela, Cuba, Paraguay, Spain, and Mexico. The harp is magic, and Basurto shows how he learned this vast array of music. The second half of the concert is flamenco and poetry.
The Exceptional Value of San Miguel de Allende
By Arturo Morales
Wed, May 11, 3pm
Taking as a reference “exceptional universal value” in terms of natural and cultural heritage and the principles discussed by UNESCO in its declaration of San Miguel de Allende as a World Heritage Site, we can begin to understand the exceptional value of San Miguel de Allende and its immediate surroundings.
UNESCO assesses the following qualities of a world heritage site: authentic, unique, and unrepeatable. Such are the ancient Villa Protectora de San Miguel Arcangel (UNESCO 2008), the sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco (UNESCO 2008), the Real de Tierra Adentro road (UNESCO 2010), Otomí traditions of Sierra Gorda, Querétaro, and the sites of the monarch butterfly (UNESCO 2008).
A History of Mexico
Mon, May 9, 1pm
Wed, May 11, 1pm
Fri, May 13, 1pm
A special thanks to Cleo Kamelhar for the use of her husband Murray Kamelhar’s History of Mexico documentary. Through the voices of four actors and 334 slides, the personalities and events from the era of the Olmecs to the present come alive. Mexico’s history is a story of victories and defeats against overwhelming odds. Through tragedy and determination, the heroic Mexican people survive in triumph.
Revolution and the Resurgence of a Nation
Sun, May 15, 12:50pm
This fascinating and informative documentary, Revolution and the Resurgence of a Nation, explores the forces that gave rise to the Mexican Revolution, the principal players who raised arms against the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, and those who benefited from it all. Learn about the rise of the PRI and how it reconstructed the nation.
The Rape of Europa
Sun, May 15, 2:10pm
The Rape of Europa takes the audience on a journey through seven countries telling a story of greed and warfare that threatened the artistic heritage of Europe. For twelve years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art. Young art historians and curators from America and across Europe fought back, mounting a campaign to rescue and return countless art works displaced by the war. Joan Allen narrates this chronicle about the battle over centuries of western culture.