The City of San Antonio is honored to celebrate the Bicentennial of Mexico's 1810 Independence and the Centennial of Mexico’s 1910 Revolution. These momentous events have shaped our history and our identity, and have made of San Antonio and South Texas the unique, special places they are today.

For the past two centuries, San Antonio has played a fundamental role in the lives and livelihoods of people in Mexico and the United States. The city's character is defined by its particular geographic location, which makes it a natural crossroads for countless aspirational enterprises on both sides of the border. Generations of residents from Mexico's interior as well as from the border regions have forged familial and economic ties with the City of San Antonio, Texas.

National pride and a sense of territory sparked by Mexico's 1810 Independence from Spain began a migration in earnest to the Northern Territories of Coahuila y Tejas; a shift in demographics that in turn prompted the United States to expand and ensure the borders of their own, at the time, fledgling state. What ensued were the battles of The Alamo and San Jacinto, the forebears of massive realignments in the border demarcations of both countries. Many generations of South Texas residents derive their cultural identities from this period. Decades later, Mexico's 1910 Revolution fostered yet another tremendous migration of Mexicans to the border areas of the United States, creating an economic and cultural impact that seeded San Antonio's heyday of the early 20th Century.

Now, in the early 21st Century, we find ourselves in the midst of a new migratory wave, not just of people, but of ideas and interests as well, flowing both north and south. While Mexicans come to the South Texas region seeking opportunities for work and stability —and contributing to the region's economic growth; Americans are setting up residence in Mexico seeking both business advantages and a simpler, more affordable lifestyle. This fervent cross-pollination has resulted in a dynamic, informed, involved, connected, pluralistic culture, the likes of which has no precedent in the region, and which is fully discernible on both sides of the border.

Acknowledging all this, the City of San Antonio presents a series of exciting artistic and cultural events throughout 2010, celebrating our long-lasting friendship with the people of Mexico. 2010 México-San Antonio is organized and produced by the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Instituto Cultural de México in San Antonio.

Felix Padron
Director, City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs

Please scroll down to view the calendar of events for 2010 México-San Antonio. Additional events will be included in this calendar throughout the year.

Mexico 2010 San Antonio

January 20, 2010

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO  DE AMALIA HERNANDEZ  Presented by Arts San Antonio

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO
DE AMALIA HERNANDEZ

Presented by Arts San Antonio

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 7:30 pm

Municipal Auditorium
100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Ballet Folklórico de México, founded and directed by dancer choreographer Amalia Hernández, presents a series of dance tableaux depicting the universe of Mexican history in motion. The pre-Colombian civilizations, the Spanish vice-regal era, and the dynamic populist movements of the revolutionary years fill the evening with a unique experience of dance, color and music. Based in Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Ballet Folklórico de México is known for its technical perfection, sophisticated wardrobe and original choreography.

For event information:
Arts San Antonio
222 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 226-2891 | infoartssa@artssanantonio.com
www.artssanantonio.com | www.ticketmaster.com

January 21, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
JOSE NUÑO   Bicentenario - Itinerante - Empacado

JOSE NUÑO

Bicentenario - Itinerante - Empacado

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Opening reception: Thursday, January 21, 6 pm
Exhibit on display: January 21 - February 28, 2010
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm. Closed Monday

An exhibit of large format works that interpret centuries of Mexican art and the permanent struggle of the Mexican people to define their identity.

Based in Mexico City, José Nuño works in encaustic, neon, acrylic and watercolors. He studied cinematography with Milosh Trinka in 1967. Years later, he founded the Picasso and Modigliani galleries in Mexico City. Since 1980, he has exhibited his work in Mexico, Central America, Europe and the United States. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City.

January 27, 2010

Museo Alameda

Arte en la Charrería:
The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture

Museo Alameda (Market Square)
101 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 299-4300 | www.thealameda.org

Over 300 examples of excellent craftsmanship and design distinctive to the Mexican Cowboy. With leather work, costumes, textiles, silver and iron work as well as works
on paper that illustrate the life of the charro, this exhibition showcases intricately hand-crafted objects that embody
the very identity of the Mexican nation.

Exhibit on display: January 27 - May 2, 2010
Museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 6 pm
Admission: $2 - $4

Related Events:

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 2 pm

The Mexican Rodeo: The History of Charrería
Talk by Rodrigo Gaona, Vice-President of the Asociación
de Charros de San Antonio, about charrería and rodeo, charro and cowboy.

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 12 - 4 pm

Arte en la Charrería Family Day
Arts activities on the Paseo de Artes for children and their families, including mock leather tooling, costume drawing, and jewelry making. Female charros from the San Antonio Charro Association will give a presentation and museum docents will conduct tours of the Arte en la Charrería
exhibition.

 

February 5, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
General Francisco L. Urquizo:  Novelista de la Revolución Mexicana

ASOCIACION CIVICA GENERAL FRANCISCO URQUIZO
& COLEGIO COAHUILENSE DE INVESTIGACIONES
HISTORICAS

General Francisco L. Urquizo:
Novelista de la Revolución Mexicana

Lourdes Urquizo de Castilla, Susan Chandler, Jesús Arreola, Arturo Berrueto, Jesús González Schmal

Colloquium: Friday, February 5, 5 pm (in Spanish)

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

General Francisco Urquizo lived and wrote about the
Mexican Revolution, and was an important figure in the process of building a new nation; especially in the
reorganization of the Mexican army.

The colloquium focuses on his life and work, and his
contributions to the Mexican Revolution.

February 5, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
MUSEO CARRANZA &  ASOCIACION CIVICA GENERAL FRANCISCO URQUIZO  General Francisco L. Urquizo: La espada y la pluma

ASOCIACION CIVICA GENERAL FRANCISCO URQUIZO

General Francisco L. Urquizo: La espada y la pluma

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Opening reception: Friday, February 5, 6 pm
Exhibit on display: January 21 - March 28, 2010
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm. Closed Monday

Francisco L. Urquizo was born in1891 in San Pedro de las Colonias, Coahuila. At 18, he joined Francisco Madero, on whose side he fought during the Decena Trágica. He later was close to Venustiano Carranza. After Carranza’s assasination he was exiled to Spain, where he wrote most of his novels. This exhibit is set in chronological order, with objects and photographs from some of the most important battles and events of the Mexican Revolution. Among the significant pieces are the original Plan de Guadalupe, some personal decorative effects, and photographs of episodes from the Decena Trágica.

February 20, 2010

SOCIEDAD MUSICAL AGUSTIN LARA  DE MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON  Amor de mis amores
Instituto Cultural de México

SOCIEDAD MUSICAL AGUSTIN LARA
DE MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON

Amor de mis amores

A concert celebrating the music of Agustin Lara

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 pm

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

The Sociedad Musical Agustín Lara was founded in August 1975, by a group of women from Monterrey who loved the music of the renowned Mexican composer and musician Agustín Lara.

The Sociedad Musical Agustin Lara de Monterrey is celebrating its 35 anniversary with a special concert at the Instituto Cultural de México in San Antonio, Texas, to further promote the musical legacy of Agustin Lara.

Agustin Lara excelled in a variety of song styles, ranchera, bolero, tropical songs, even the occasional tango; and brought a cosmopolitan flair to many early Mexican films with his rich music.

February 25, 2010

MEXICAN REVOLUTION CINEMA SERIES  Enamorada (1946)
Instituto Cultural de México

MEXICAN REVOLUTION CINEMA SERIES

Enamorada (1946)

Thursday, February 25, 6 p.m

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Directed by Emilio El Indio Fernández
Produced by Benito Alazraki
Screenplay by Iñigo de Martino, Emilio Fernández & Benito Alazraki
Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa
With María Félix & Pedro Armendáriz

Emilio El Indio Fernández -born on March 26, 1904 in Hondo, Coahuila- is the one of the most notable filmmakers from the golden age of Mexican cinema; a distinction he shares with the cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa. The film boasts an impressive cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa, inspired by traditional Mexican murals and paintings. The final sequence is considered one of the best in the history of Mexican cinema.

February 26, 2010

MEXICAN REVOLUTION CINEMA SERIES  Bugambilia (1945)
Instituto Cultural de México

MEXICAN REVOLUTION CINEMA SERIES

Bugambilia (1945)

Friday, February 26, 6 p.m.

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Directed by Emilio El Indio Fernández
Produced by Felipe Subervielle
Screenplay by Emilio Fernández & Mauricio Magdaleno
Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa
Music by Raul Lavista
With Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz & Julio Villarreal

The plot of the movie was inspired by Rodolfo Usigli's poem La Bugambilia, which was dedicated to Dolores del Rio.

February 27, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
MEXICAN REVOLUTION CINEMA SERIES  Frida Naturalez Viva (1984)

MEXICAN REVOLUTION CINEMA SERIES

Frida Naturalez Viva (1984)

Saturday, February 27, 6 p.m.

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Directed by Paul Leduc
Produced by Manuel Barbachano
Screenplay by José Joaquín Blanco & Paul Leduc
Cinematography by Angel Goded
With Ofelia Medina, Juan José Gurrola & Max Kerlow

This is the life of Frida Kahlo (Ofelia Medina), full of suffering, anguish, pleasure and depressions. She was Involved in relationships with both men and women, and among all of them, the two most important were without a doubt, the great muralist and love of her life, Diego Rivera, and the Russian activist Leon Trotsky.

Director Paul Leduc was born in Mexico City. He received seventeen awards in Mexico and other countries for Frida Naturaleza Viva. It was filmed mostly in the house of Frida Kahlo, the famous Casa Azul, now the Casa-Museo de Frida.

March 6, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México

VERONICA PRIDA
REBECA RICO HESSE
CARLA VELIZ

Remarkable Paradigms:
Women from Mexico in 21st Century San Antonio

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Celebrating the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the Bicentennial of Mexico’s Independence; and in acknowledgement of International Women’s Month; we are pleased to honor the significant artistic, cultural and scientific accomplishments of three unique women from Mexico in 21st Century San Antonio.

Please join us for the opening reception of a special exhibit featuring a selection of the works and achievements of Verónica Prida, Rebeca Rico Hesse, and Carla Veliz.

Exhibit opening: Saturday, March 6, 2010, 6 pm
Recognition ceremony: 6:30 pm
A reception for the honorees will follow the recognition ceremony

Exhibit on display: March 6 - 31, 2010
Viewing hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Monday

April 7, 2010

UTSA
TATIANA BILBAO  Lecture & Symposium

TATIANA BILBAO

Lecture & Symposium

Wednesday, April 7, 5:00 pm

Presented by Instituto Cultural de México, UTSA College of Architecture, and UTSA Mexico Center

Auditorium - Buena Vista Building, UTSA Downtown
501 West Durango Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78207

For information:
Taeg Nishimoto (210) 458-3018 | taeg.nishimoto@utsa.edu

Tatiana Bilbao S.C. was founded in 2004 as a multidisciplinary studio with architecture as its main practice. The studio is also involved in organizing exhibitions and programs to promote contemporary art and culture. In 2007 Tatiana Bilbao S.C. was awarded the Design Vanguard Prize as one of the ten most influential young practices of the world. The studio also conducts courses and workshops at universities worldwide, and is a member of MXDF, an urban research lab for the creation of spaces in Mexico City.

The event focuses on Tatiana Bilbao within the context of contemporary Mexican art and architecture, and how contemporary architecture affects the economic, social and cultural concerns of modern-day Mexico.

April 8, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
TATIANA BILBAO  Tatiana Bilbao

TATIANA BILBAO

The Architecture Of Tatiana Bilbao, 2004 - 2010

Curated by Patrick Charpenel

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Opening reception: Thursday, April 8, 6 pm
Exhibit on display: April 8 - June 13, 2010
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Monday

Tatiana Bilbao is one of the key figures of the younger generation of 21st Century architects. The interactive and social nature of her projects reflect the complexities of globalism. Her structures and spaces open renewed possibilities for communication, circulation, and production in our daily lives.

More than a display of models and projects, this exhibit focuses on the processes and the experiences of her architectural concepts, and includes films, artworks, objects, ideas, and documentation of different authors
that are linked to her universe.

April 15, 2010

San Antonio Museum of Art

TALLER DE GRAFICA POPULAR

La Gran Lucha: Popular Graphics from Independence through the Mexican Revolution

Curated by Marion Oettinger Jr, PhD
The Kelso Director, San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 978-8100 | www.samuseum.org

Exhibit on display: April 15 - August 15, 2010
Viewing hours: Tue, 10 am - 9 pm
Wed - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; Sun, 12 - 6 pm
Closed Monday

El Taller de Gráfica Popular was founded in 1937 in Mexico City to promote, through graphic art, the new social order brought about by the 1910-1920 Mexican Revolution.

SAMA presents select works from a special series, published in 1960 to honor the 150th anniversary of initiation of Mexico’s War of Independence from Spain and the 50th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.

May 22, 2010

SAHearts | City of San Antonio - Office of Cultural Affairs
BALLET DE MONTERREY  Don Quijote

BALLET DE MONTERREY

New Directions For A New Century

Luis Serrano, Artistic Director

Presented by the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural
Affairs
, and the Instituto Cultural de México

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 7 pm

Municipal Auditorium
100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 78205

Free Admission | Tickets required

Tickets available at the Alamodome Box Office
100 Montana, San Antonio, TX 78203
Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm

The Alamodome Box Office is a walk-up service only

Event information: Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Ballet de Monterrey is a vibrant, energetic classical dance company with a Latin soul and personality, and is one
of the finest of contemporary Mexican dance companies.

July 8, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México

SABIDO & BASTERIS

The Alchemy of Color

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Opening reception: Thursday, July 8, 6 pm
Exhibit on display: July 8 - August 23, 2010
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Monday

Inspired by the vivid colors of the murals within the
Mayan Temples of Mexico, Sabido & Basteris combines
fine jewelry design with cutting edge technology to color
silver using natural materials, creating ribbons of brilliantly colored rainbows.

 

July 8, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México

NUNIK SAURET

Al Otro Lado Del Río

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Opening reception: Thursday, July 8, 6 pm
Exhibit on display: July 8 - August 15, 2010
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Monday

 

July 8, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México

INSTITUTO CULTURAL DE AGUASCALIENTES

40 Años de Arte Joven… y los que faltan

Curated by Marel de Lara

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Opening reception: Thursday, July 8, 6 pm
Exhibit on display: July 8 - August 23, 2010
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Monday

El Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven de Aguascalientes is one of the most important cultural events of Latin America. It is a platform for the evolution of contemporary art in Mexico, and has launched the careers of many significant visual artists. The exhibit presents the work of winning artists from 1967 to 2007, including Aarón Cruz, Estrella Carmona, Flor Minor, Gabriel Macotela and Germán Venegas.

September 3, 2010

San Antonio Museum of Art
FERNANDO & GERARDO MONTIEL KLINT  Photographs of the Brothers Montiel Klint

FERNANDO & GERARDO MONTIEL KLINT
(Mexico City)

No Escape: Photographs of the Brothers Montiel Klint

Curated by David S. Rubin
The Brown Foundation Curator of Contemporary Art

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 978-8100 | www.samuseum.org

Free opening reception: Friday, September 3, 6 - 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4, 2010 - February 13, 2011
Viewing hours: Tue, 10 am - 9 pm. Wed - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm Sun, 12 - 6 pm. Closed Monday

Based in Mexico City, the Montiel Klint brothers produce
large scale color photographs of staged scenarios with
provocative narrative content. Gerardo’s photographs of outdoor surroundings featuring lone figures reflect his quest for spiritual knowledge. Fernando’s images of dense cluttered environments are viewed by the artist as fragments of an insensitive society constantly bombarded by popular media.


September 3, 2010

San Antonio Museum of Art

HUGO BREHME
(1882, Eisenbach, Germany - 1954, Mexico City)

Tierra, Libertad Y No Re-Eleccion

Curated by Marion Oettinger Jr, PhD
The Kelso Director, San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 978-8100 | marion.oettinger@samuseum.org
www.samuseum.org

Free opening reception: Friday, September 3, 6 - 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4, 2010 - February 13, 2011
Viewing hours: Tue, 10 am - 9 pm; Wed - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm Sun, 12 - 6 pm. Closed Monday

Tierra, Libertad Y No Re-Elección! is drawn from 25
rarely-seen photographs from SAMA’s permanent collection. The vivid imagery in these prints chronicle some the most poignant and defining moments in the history of Mexico, starting with the 35-year dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz and the social and political upheavals that followed during the Mexican Revolution.

September 4, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS  Looking at History: An Interpretive Approach  to Mexico’s Independence & Revolution

ARTURO BETANCOURT
LUIS DELGADO-QUALTROUGH
ANELY GUERRERO, ALEJANDRO JURADO PRIETO
BELA LIMENES, MICHAEL MEHL
NYDIA MEJIA ZAVALA, ELISEO MENDOZA-ALTAMIRA
CESAR OCHOA, STANLEY SHOEMAKER
DAVID SILVAN, WILLIAM VILLAFANA
(Mexico, USA, Canada)

Slanted Glances: Idiosyncratic Interpretations of
Independence & Revolution in Mexico

Curated by Michael Mehl

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Opening reception: Saturday, September 4, 4 - 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 - October 24, 2010
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Monday

 


September 4, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
JOSEPHINE SACABO (New Orleans)  Oyeme Con Los Ojos

JOSEPHINE SACABO
(New Orleans)

Oyeme Con Los Ojos

Coordinated by Michael Mehl in conjunction with
Jennifer Shaw, New Orleans Photo Alliance

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Opening reception: Saturday, September 4, 4 - 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 - October 24, 2010
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm. Closed Monday

This series was inspired by the life and work of Sor Juana Inés de la Crúz, a 17th Century Mexican nun who was one
of the greatest poets and intellects of the Americas.

From her cloistered cell she studied science and philosophy, wrote poems, plays and music, and championed intellectual and spiritual freedom for women.

September 4, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
JOSEFINA NIGGLI - Halfway Child

JOSEFINA NIGGLI
(1910, Monterrey, Mexico - 1983, Cullowhee, NC)

Halfway Child

A sampling of photographs, texts and ephemera, curated by Michael Mehl and William Fisher, presented by Gemini Ink and Instituto Cultural de México

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Opening reception: Saturday, September 4, 4 - 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 - October 24, 2010
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm | Closed Monday

Josefina Niggli was an author, playwright, actor, teacher,
and photographer. Born near Monterrey, she came to San
Antonio during the Revolution and was later part of the city’s lively arts scene, during the depression. In 1935 she joined the Playmakers at the University of North Carolina.
She became a national literary figure with the 1945
publication of her book, Mexican Village (the 1953 MGM
film Sombrero, starring Ricardo Montalban and Cyd
Charisse was based on this book). Niggli published two
more well-received novels, Step Down, Elder Brother
(1947) and A Miracle For Mexico (1964). She had a
life-long interest in photography, and some of her
surviving images are included in the exhibit.

September 5, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
PATRICIA MENDOZA  Land, Identity & Image Fall Art Festivals

PATRICIA MENDOZA
(Mexico City)

Land, Identity & Image

Lecture: Sunday, September 5, 5 pm

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Patricia Mendoza is an art historian and independent curator based in Mexico City. She is the founder of Fotoseptiembre in Mexico, and the founder and former director of the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. She is also the former director of the Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca. Patricia is one of the most influential figures in contemporary photography and has been an awards juror for international photography organizations like Hasselblad, PhotoPress, Mother Jones and Black Crows.

Patricia Mendoza’s lecture will be about how historic social and cultural shifts affect, and are affected by, notions of land, identity and image.


September 7, 2010

San Antonio Museum of Art

DAVID RUBIN
(San Antonio)

A Conversation with Fernando & Gerardo Montiel-Klint

Conducted by David S. Rubin
The Brown Foundation Curator of Contemporary Art

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 978-8100 | www.samuseum.org

Tuesday, September 7, 6:30 pm

Free admission

 


September 8, 2010

SAHearts | City of San Antonio - Office of Cultural Affairs
SISTEMA NACIONAL DE FOTOTECAS - SRE   Casasola Archives: Mexico - Beyond The Revolution! Fall Art Festivals

SECRETARIA DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES
SISTEMA NACIONAL DE FOTOTECAS (INAH)

Casasola Archives: Mexico - Beyond The Revolution!

Curated by Pablo Ortíz Monasterio

City of San Antonio International Center
203 South St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78205

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 8, 6 pm
Exhibit on display: September 8 - November 21, 2010
Viewing Hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm

For additional information: Instituto Cultural de México
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org

The photographs in the Casasola archives are a document of the crude realities of the revolutionary war and other political and social events before, during, and after the Mexican Revolution; a civil war that shook Mexico for nearly two decades. Agustín Víctor Casasola (1874 - 1938) is considered one of the first documentary photographers of Latin America.


September 15, 2010

Mexico 2010
Official El Grito Ceremony and performance program  featuring: Azucena de Jalisco, Ballet Folklorico de  Guadalajara, Mariachi Sangre Mexicana, and Others Fall Art Festivals

CONSULADO GENERAL DE MEXICO
SAN ANTONIO-MEXICO FRIENDSHIP COUNCIL
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
16 DE SEPTIEMBRE COMMISSION
INSTITUTO CULTURAL DE MEXICO

Bicentennial Of The Mexican Independence

Official El Grito Ceremony and performance program
featuring: Azucena la de Jalisco, Ballet Folklorico de
la Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
, Mariachi Sangre Mexicana, Tamara Rodriguez, and Others

Wednesday, September 15

Artistic program: 6:30 pm

Official ceremony: 8:30 pm

Free admission

Municipal Auditorium
100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 78205

For information: Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

The Bicentennial of Mexico’s Independence is one of the most important dates of the 2010 Mexico-San Antonio calendar of events, and an occasion for a big San Antonio fiesta celebration. The official El Grito ceremony of the 200th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence is led by the Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio. Instituto Cultural de México

September 16, 2010

The Witte Museum

WITTE MUSEUM COLLECTION

1910 - A Revolution Across Borders

Curated by Bruce Shackelford

Witte Museum
3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 357-1910 | www.wittemuseum.org

Exhibit on display: September 16, 2010 - January 16, 2011
Viewing hours: Regular museum hours

The Witte Museum’s 1910: A Revolution Across Borders exhibition commemorates the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution, the pivotal political conflict that shaped our
understanding of Mexico as a nation, and the cultural
history of South Texas.

As the premier museum dedicated to South Texas heritage, the Witte presents time-period photography and artifacts from its extensive collection, illuminating the effect of this historical event on the people of the region.

September 17-21, 2010

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Las Americas Golf Tournament - With Lorena Ochoa

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

Las Americas Golf Tournament - With Lorena Ochoa

September 17 - 21, 2010

Westin La Cantera Resort
16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78256

For more information: (210) 207-6700

The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau (SACVB), celebrating the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution, is proud to present San Antonio's first Latin American Las Americas Golf Tournament with the participation of the world's best female golf player, Lorena Ochoa.

Las Americas Golf Tournament will kick off its inaugural year at the beautiful Westin La Cantera Resort - one of San Antonio's premiere golf venues; and will benefit Lorena Ochoa's Ayudar es Posible foundation.

The title sponsor for the inaugural 2010 Las Americas Golf Tournament is the International Bank of Commerce (IBC Bank).

September 18, 2010

Avenida Guadalupe Association
Fall Art Festivals

AVENIDA GUADALUPE ASSOCIATION

29th Annual Avenida Guadalupe Association
16 de Septiembre Parade & Festival

Saturday, September 18, 11 am - 10 pm

Plaza Guadalupe
1327 Guadalupe Street (South Brazos & Guadalupe)
San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 223-3151 | www.avenidaguadalupe.org

An all day family celebration. Free.
Parade Step-Off at 11 am.
Grand Marshal to be announced.
Limited free seating is provided, bring your own chairs.

Festival continues after parade with food booths and live entertainment. Free kid’s area, with games, face painting, rides, and moonwalk 1 to 5 pm.

 


September 25, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
SONUS QUARTET  A Journey Through Mexican Classical  And Contemporary Music

SONUS QUARTET

A Journey Through Mexican Classical
And Contemporary Music

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 7 pm

Auditorium - Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Based in Querétaro, México, Sonus was founded in 1998 by Luis Obregon, Claudia Ramirez, Guillermo Villalobos and Valery Sekretov. They have played in important stages in Mexico, such as Sala Nezahualcoyotl and Sala Manuel Felguerez in Zacatecas. The members of Sonus come from great music schools in London, Russia, the United States and Mexico. The program will include Mexican music by composers Maria Grever, Juventino Rosas, Manuel Ponce, Belisario García, Salvador Morlet, Macedonio Alcala and Ruben Fuentes.

October 7, 2010

Gemini Ink
Fall Art Festivals

AMBAR PAST, MARUCH MENDES PERES
(Taller Leñateros, Chiapas, Mexico)

LEE BYRD, BOBBY BYRD
(Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso, TX)

Incantations: Songs, Spells & Images by Mayan Women

Presented by Gemini Ink and Instituto Cultural de México

Mayan Ceremony, Book Exhibition, and Conversation on Transethnic Publishing: Thursday, October 7, 6 pm

Auditorium - Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

For additional information: Gemini Ink
513 South Presa, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 734-9673 | info@geminiink.org
www.geminiink.org

Taller Leñateros is the only publishing house in Mexico run by Mayan artists. Founded in 1975 by poet Ambar Past, the workshop is in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. The Leñateros have produced the first books to be written, illustrated and bound (in paper of their own making) by Mayan people in over 400 years. The workshop foments artistic creation among the most marginalized communities and benefits the ecology by recycling agricultural and industrial wastes in order to create crafts and objects of art. Books will be available for sale.

Instituto Cultural de México

November 12, 2010

Instituto Cultural de México
ROCIO MALDONADO, JAVIER DE LA GARZA & OTHERS  Neomexicanismo: Mexican Art in the 1980’s & Beyond Fall Art Festivals

ROCIO MALDONADO, JAVIER DE LA GARZA & OTHERS

Neomexicanismo and Beyond

Curated by Teresa Eckmann

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

Opening reception: Friday, November 12, 6 pm
Exhibit on display: November 12, 2010 - January, 2011
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Monday

In 1991, in conjunction with the exhibition Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries at the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Instituto Cultural de México presented a fresh, bold exhibition of 1980s figurative art by six artists.

Revisiting this engaging period of artistic production, the Instituto Cultural de México in San Antonio now presents a unique, comprehensive exhibition of large-scale paintings by key figures of the Neomexicanismo movement, with works by Alejandro Arango, Mónica Castillo, Javier de la Garza, Julio Galán, Enrique Guzmán, Rocío Maldonado, Dulce María Nuñez, Georgina Quintana, Eloy Tarcisio, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Germán Venegas, and Nahúm B. Zenil.

Additionally, Rocío Maldonado and Javier De la Garza are featured with individual exhibitions of recent work in mixed media, drawing, and painting, taking a marked departure from the neo-Mexicanist style.

November 18, 2010

Gemini Ink
Fall Art Festivals

SUSANNAH GLUSKER

Avant-Garde Art & Artists in Mexico:
Anita Brenner's Journals of the Roaring Twenties

(UT Press, 2010)

Edited by Susannah Joel Glusker
Foreword by Carlos Monsivais

Presented by Gemini Ink and Instituto Cultural de México

Book presentation by Susannah Joel Glusker
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 6 pm

Auditorium - Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

For additional information: Gemini Ink
513 South Presa, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 734-9673 | info@geminiink.org
www.geminiink.org

Journalist, historian, anthropologist, art critic, and creative writer, Anita Brenner (1905-1974) was one of Mexico's most discerning interpreters. She is known for her landmark books Idols Behind Altars, Your Mexican Holiday, and The Wind That Swept Mexico.

The daughter of Anita Brenner and author of the book
Anita Brenner: A Mind of Her Own, Susannah Joel Glusker teaches Mexican Women of Note and Mexican Art of the Early Twentieth Century at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and translates, and writes for various publications.

Instituto Cultural de México

November 20, 2010

YOSA - YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO
Fall Art Festivals

JUVENTUD SINFONICA DE MONTERREY &
YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO

Mexico - San Antonio: Celebrating Musical Youth

Concert: Saturday, November 20, 7 pm

Program to be announced

Municipal Auditorium
100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 78205

Instituto Cultural de México
600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-0123 | infoicm@saculturamexico.org
www.saculturamexico.org

YOSA
106 Auditorium Circle, Suite 130
San Antonio, TX, 78205
(210) 737-0097 I info@yosa.org
www.yosa.org

As one of the highlights of the 2010 Mexico - San Antonio celebrations, the Juventud Sinfónica de Monterrey and
Youth Orchestras of San Antonio present an extraordinary collaborative concert commemorating the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution.

SA Hearts - City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs Instituto Cultural de Mexico Texas Commission on the Arts Instituto Cultural de México