Flight for Survival
In the Mexican state of Veracruz, a gravity-defying dance is helping the Totonac people remember their roots...
Mexican architecture
For the artistic relevance of many of Mexico's architectural structures, including entire sections of prehispanic and colonial cities, have been designated World Heritage. The country has the first pl...
Mexican art
Mexican art consists of various visual arts that developed over the geographical area now known as Mexico. The development of these arts roughly follows the history of Mexico, divided into the Mesoame...
Cinema of Mexico
The history of Mexican cinema goes back to the ending of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, when several enthusiasts of the new medium documented historical events – most particularly the...
Mexican literature
Mexican literature is one of the most prolific and influential of Spanish language literatures along with those of Spain, Argentina and Cuba. It has internationally recognized authors such as Juan Rul...
Mexican music
The music of Mexico is very diverse and features a wide range of musical genres and performance styles. It has been influenced by a variety of cultures, most notably indigenous peoples of Mexico and E...
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Oaxaca
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption (Spanish: Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción), located in the city of Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico, is the seat of the Roman Ca...
Academia de Artes
The Academia de Artes (AA) is the Mexican Academy of Arts founded 1967/1968 by CONACULTA for the promotion of Mexican art. Seat of the institution is the Museo Nacional de San Carlos in Mexico City. T...
Christ of the Sacred Heart
Christ of the Sacred Heart (Spanish: Cristo del Sagrado Corazón) is a 75-foot-tall (23 m) statue of Jesus displaying his Sacred Heart located above the town of El Morro, six miles south of th...
Alfonso Caso
Alfonso Caso y Andrade (February 1, 1896 in Mexico City - November 30, 1970 in Mexico City) was an archaeologist who made important contributions to pre-Columbian studies in his native Mexico. Caso be...
Progressive rock in Mexico
Progressive rock in México reached its peak during the 1970s and its golden days in the '70s and '80s. By the first years of the '70s some rock bands initiated their incursion in this genre, some of ...
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura
The Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL, Spanish: National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature), located in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, is the national Mexican...
Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas
The Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas ("The Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences") was founded on July 3, 1946 in Mexico City.
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Pelado
In Mexican society, pelado is "a term invented to describe a certain class of urban 'bum' in Mexico in the 1920s."Mexico has a long tradition of urban poverty, beginning with the léperos, a term refer...
Ariel Award
The Ariel is the Mexican Academy of Film Award. It has been awarded annually since 1947. The award recognizes excellence in motion picture making, such as acting, directing and screenwriting in Mexica...
Zbigniew Paleta
Zbigniew Paleta (born 1942) is a Polish violinist and composer for telenovelas and the Cinema of Mexico. He is the father of actresses Ludwika and Dominika Paleta. They relocated to Mexico City in 198...
Mexican ceramics
Ceramics in Mexico date back thousands of years before the Pre-Columbian period, when ceramic arts and pottery crafts developed with the first advanced civilizations and cultures of Mesoamerica. With...
The Switchman
The Switchman (Original title: El Guardagujas) is an existentialist short story by Mexican writer Juan José Arreola. The short story was originally published as a confabulario, a word created in Span...
Lucha film
The sport of Lucha Libre (Mexican professional wrestling) became so popular in Mexico that it spawned a genre of Luchador films (wrestling/action/science-fiction/horror films) starring some of the mos...
Mexican comics
Comics culture in Mexico is far from being a modern phenomenon. Its roots may be traced back to many stages in Mexican history. Indeed, Mexican intellectuals such as Ilan Stavans agree that pre-Columb...
Los Contemporáneos
Los Contemporáneos (which means "The Contemporaries" in Spanish) can refer to a Mexican modernist group, active in the late 1920s and early 1930s, as well as to the literary magazine which served as t...
Fusiles
Fusiles, also known as arte de fusil (literally "art of the projection") was a shift in the Mexican music industry towards more exact covers of foreign rock. This shift focused on performing covers in...