Category archives for: Lectures

Melancholia: The Dark Side of Genius, Metamorphoses of the Artistic Temperament

Munch, Melancholia 1891

By Bea Aaronson Melancholia is not an emotion. It is a mood that may lead to emotional disorders. But these emotional disorders are the fertile humus from which artists, poets, writers, and musicians draw their creative power. Usually defined as an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile, characterized by either a pensive [...]

We Shall Overcome!

Jon Sievert

By Patricia Jean Browne Protest music has been a powerful cry for justice throughout history, uniting people to share a spirit of dissent against personal or institutional injustices. Musicologist Jon Sievert explores a history of American protest music at this week’s PEN talk, Tuesday, March 3, in Bellas Artes auditorium at 6pm. Lecture PEN series [...]

What’s Your Emergency Plan?

LECT INSURENCE

By Aldis Barsketis It’s a fact: many people feel travel insurance is an unnecessary extra fee — and that goes double for medical evacuation insurance. But what if we add in another fact: an emergency medical evacuation can place an immense financial burden on you and your family. There are several myths surrounding these plans. [...]

Herencia Prehispánica: Fuerza de Nuestro Futuro

Las tertulias se llevarán acabo en el Instituto Allende

Por Amado Peniche García La Escuela de Arte del Instituto Allende tradicionalmente ha ofrecido cursos de lenguas y arte en idioma inglés. En años recientes, bajo el programa Lifelong Learning Program, ha implementado sus cursos de cultura general. Este mes de febrero se inicia un nuevo programa “Tertulias Sanmiguelenses”, cuyo propósito es difundir temas culturales [...]

San Miguel Before the Spanish Came

LECT SMA Cañada de la Virgen

By Pat Hirschl Remember San Miguel in 1491? No? Hear what this region was like from Albert Coffee, archeologist and lover of pre-Hispanic culture at his PEN presentation at Bellas Artes Tuesday, February 17 at 6pm. Lecture “Albert Coffee, San Miguel Before the Spanish Came” Tue, Feb 17, 6pm Bellas Artes auditorium Hernández Macías 75 [...]

Surrealism: The Unconscious Revealed, Part 2

André Masson's Gradiva 1937

By Béa Aaronson   In part two of “Surrealism: The Unconscious Revealed,” I shall guide you through the powerful work of many different artists. An array of paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblages, collages, and poem objects will await your gaze. Be ready for some truly disturbing, impactful images. I shall begin with Hans Bellmer’s “poupées,” his [...]

Tourists, Snowbirds, Permanent Residents: Do You Know How to Respond to a Medical Emergency?

LECT MELANIE

By Melanie Lansing Whether you are here one week, two months, or on a permanent basis, being prepared for a medical emergency is extremely important. Tragedy can and unfortunately does strike. Many of us take for granted that the 911 operator will answer the phone and direct us as needed. Here in Mexico, things work [...]

Surrealism: The Unconscious Revealed

LECT BEA1

By Béa Aaronson “I believe in the future resolution of these two states which in appearance are so contradictory, that of the dream and that of reality, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may call it such.” —André Breton Surrealism is not a “school,” not a style. It is not just [...]

Second Woman’s Wisdom Conference

LECT IRMA

By Irma Rosado What is women’s wisdom and why is it important right now in our world? We have been living in a male dominated world, based on Chinese teachings, the rational, the yang side of the brain, the external, ranking, hierarchy, power over others. With the good and the bad it has brought us [...]

You Can Go Home Again

LECT PEN

By Pat Hirschl “I couldn’t wait to get away from my hometown,” Elizabeth Rosner admitted on Books and Authors. “I graduated from high school a year early, and set off at 16 as a Rotary scholar to the Philippines — as far from home as possible without leaving the planet.” During that year far from [...]

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