Category archives for: Lectures

The Art of the Crucifixion

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By Camie Sands The new lecture series, “Art: Works⎯Insights by Art Historians,” will launch Monday, March 23, with “The Art of the Crucifixion.” This is the first public opportunity to hear noted lecturer and art historian Kahren Jones Arbitman discuss the artistic evolution of this universally recognized symbol. Lecture “The Art of the Crucifixion” By [...]

Photographic Tertulia XVIII

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By Flor Acosta We are starting a new chapter of Photographic Tertulias. After a year and a half during which we consulted with photographers who were sharing their creative and professional processes, the purpose of these talks has changed. Now the Photographic Tertulia is more involved in seeing, observing, and understanding the photographic image and [...]

El Emperador Maximiliano, su vida, sus ideales y misterios


Por Amado Peniche García En virtud de la gran aceptación, y el entusiasmo mostrado por los mexicanos y extranjeros que asistieron, el pasado 21 de febrero, a la primera Tertulia organizada por la Escuela de Arte del Instituto Allende, la institución ha emitido su programa para los próximos meses. Tertulias Sanmiguelenses “El Emperador Maximiliano” Sáb, [...]

Jules Pascin: The Last Bohemian Prince

Young Girl Sitting 1922 mother of pearl series

By Bea Aaronson “No other artist, with the exception of Picasso, has drawn with as much passion and diabolical brilliance.” —George Waldemar Also known as the king of three mounts—Montmartre, Montparnasse, and Mount Venus—Julius Mordecai Pincas (also known as Jules Pascin, the Wandering Jew artist), was born in Vidin, Bulgaria, in 1885. His father, a [...]

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?


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

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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 [...]

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