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Cancun's cultural oasis: La Casa del Arte Popular Mexicano Erin Cassin

Depicting death in situations of the living is an artistic tradition for which Mexico is renowned. read more

The art of peace: Art, music and theater in Cancun Erin Cassin and Kinich Ramirez

Peace manifests itself through artistic expression in Cancun's "Day Out of Time" celebration. read more

The Xalapa Museum, a walk back in time Rita Pomade

Mexico is a country rich in creative expression, and its creative roots go far back into the history of its people. In much of the modern work done today, one can still catch a glimpse of the mysteriou... read more

Huichol Art Rita Pomade

One of the perks of living at Lakeside is the ubiquitous exposure to the religious art of the Huichol people. The artwork, so vibrant in color and rich in symbolism, effortlessly draws the viewer into ... read more

Mexican Folk Art from Oaxacan Artist Families by Arden Aibel Rothstein and Anya Leah Rothstein Reviewed by Allan Cogan

There are hundreds of photos of all kinds of artistic output, from pottery to wood carvings, from basket weaving to candle making, and lots more but we're given a much closer look at the actual creators of all this work. We're treated to wonderful works featuring mermaids, clowns, devils, angels, fishes, skeletons, Biblical scenes, animals and birds of all kinds, and even ladies of the night. These are all used to decorate masks, bedspreads, candles, baskets, jewelry, furniture, statues, toys, pottery and clothing and much, much more plus some 87 brief biographies of each of the artists. read more

Mexico's comparative arts through the ages Rita Pomade

The following comparative time line provides an orientation to the roots, elements and development of the rich artistic heritage of Mexico. The time line presentation allows for a sense of movement a... read more

Puerto Vallarta: where the art of life thrives! Rick Millikan

Travelers, who anticipate old Mexican charm and sunny, beautiful beaches, soon discover much more. Fascinating Puerto Vallarta exudes a warm hospitality, colorful art and joyful music. Evenings blaze with glorious sunsets; explode with summer lightning shows. Banderas Bay embraces beaches for sunbathing, northern stretches for surfing and southern white patches for snorkeling. And, golf courses boast the greenest greens, sandiest traps, chirpiest exotic birds, and live water hazards, crocodiles! read more

The Law of Love by Laura Esquivel Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Even though the story starts out calmly enough, by the time you reach chapter two, you're in the middle of the wildest kind of fantasy, part new age and part sci-fi, complete with time travel, space travel, reincarnation, astrology and almost anything else you can imagine. The time span of the book stretches from the fall of Moctezuma to the 23rd century read more

Did You Know? Mexico in the Guinness world records: part two Tony Burton

An earlier column described several Guinness records and their connection to Mexico and Mexicans. This month's column examines four more very different Guinness records which do not involve quite as mu... read more

Mexico's traditional papel picado: Classic art for a Mexican fiesta Dale Hoyt Palfrey

Experienced Mexico travelers recognize a sure sign that a local fiesta is in progress whenever they spy a churchyard or stretch of roadway bedecked with lines of bright tissue paper cut-outs. ... read more

The Frida Kahlo Museum Gale Randall

For an offbeat travel experience in the Mexico City area, consider a visit to the Museo Frida Kahlo in Coyoacan. Hidden behind high cobalt blue walls at the corner of Londres and Allende in this charmi... read more

Out of Mexico's past: Photographs that speak volumes (Hugo Brehme and others) Anthony Wright

Anyone out there on the information highway heard of an American photographer named North? Worked in Mexico, made dozens of daguerreotypes of the cities, churches and countryside circa mid-1800s? Gina ... read more

Huichol artwork and how to care for it Robert Otey

The art is made by overlaying carved wood or gourds — in the case of ceremonial bowls — with a beeswax - pine resin mixture, then meticulously placing the beads on this sticky base, by hand, one by... read more

Huichol artwork: masks Robert Otey

The masks are like mirrors that reflect the patterns of face paintings worn during sacred ceremonies. The Huichol people understand themselves to be mirrors of the gods. The Huichol people believe tha... read more

Huichol shamanic art Dr. Thomas Pinkson

The Huichol People of central Mexico still follow the age-old shamanic ways of their ancestors, an unbroken wisdom-bridge stretching back into the Paleolithic. The mara'akame, the shaman, still leads p... read more

Symbolic Huichol Art: Journeys of Vision Judy King

As I walked through the gardens of La Nueva Posada, my eyes were riveted on the young indigenous girl seated on the garden wall. Her vivid yellow skirt and blue top reminded me of our magazine's masthe... read more

Huichol Indians: their art and symbols Angela Corelis

  Deer and wolves that speak to man, arrows that carry prayers, serpents that bring rain or impart skill in embroidery, pumas that are messengers of the Gods — are all real in the Huichol beli... read more
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