Fall 2019

Them and Us / Ellos y Nosotros

 

When: On view through October 2019

Where: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247

 

With a selection of new and existing work that emphasizes how language, movement, and architecture shape our experience and our identities, Marcos Ramírez, known as ERRE, brings to MASS MoCA new perspectives on the border and the U.S. and Mexico individually. While the artist is a well-known figure on the West Coast, this presentation marks his first solo exhibition on the East Coast.

Staring at the Sun

 


 

 

When: On view through December 2019

Where: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247

 

Through this project Rafa Esparza examined his relationship to land, the Los Angeles River, and his family with whom he collaborated. Staring at the sun is a solo exhibition in which Esparza will continue this investigation by creating a new space out of adobe, while also returning to his practice as a painter.

Animated Tales for All

 

 

When: Saturday, September 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Watch a vibrant collection of animated shorts narrated in some of the 68 Indigenous languages of Mexico. Created by visiting Mexican designer Gabriela Badillo and selected from her project 68 Voices, 68 Hearts, these films foster pride, respect, and the use of Indigenous Mexican languages among speakers and non-speakers. The family-friendly stories are subtitled in English and are based on legends and poems from native communities. The event includes a lively Q&A with Badillo in English and Spanish, an authentic Mexican snack, and a chance to learn phrases in Lacandon, one of Mexico’s Indigenous languages. Open to the public. Adults: $15/nonmembers, $10/members | Youth (3-18): Free. Includes admission to the museum. Free parking. Advance registration required: https://reservations.hmsc.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?EventID=27

Mexican Independence Day

 

 

When: Sunday, September 15, 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: Veronica Robles Cultural Center VROCC

175 William F. McClellan Highway, Boston 02128

 

Veronica Robles Cultural Center and the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston will celebrate the 209th anniversary of the Mexican Independence in Boston with a street food festival. This is a great opportunity for you and your family to experience the most authentic celebration of Mexico's culture, music, dance and food in New England. The event will include the traditional civic ceremony lead by Consul General of Mexico in Boston Alberto Fierro at 3:00 p.m. The public will enjoy traditional tacos, folk dances, children's activities, live music with mariachi, and more. Advance registration required: https://bit.ly/2YqLaVn

Latinx Heritage Night

 

 

When: Wednesday, September 18, 5:00 –10:00 p.m.

Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

 

Join us for our first evening celebrating Latinx heritage and culture, presented in partnership with Amplify Latinx. Stop by for live music, dance performances, a fashion show/designer meet-up, and a photography exhibition of local artists. Tour the galleries exploring works of art from North, Central, and South America and network with friends and family, all in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month!

Providence Latin American Film Festival

 

When: September, 20 - 28, 2019

Where: Bryant University, Brown University, ECAS Theatre, Southside Cultural Center of RI, South Providence Library, Warwick Public Library

 Film festival with the mission of promoting greater awareness and appreciation of excellence and achievement in Latin American motion picture arts through public screenings, as well as educational and other cultural programs, and thereby celebrating the vitality and creative contributions of Latin American cultures. Check the program here http://www.plaff.org/

Boston Latino International Film Festival


 

 

When: September 25-29, 2019

Where: Boston Public Library, Emerson Paramount Center, Harvard University, Museum of Fine Arts, Northeastern University

 

Film Festival committed to using the power of film to break stereotypes, bring cultures and communities together and reveal the complex issues that affect the Latino community in the United States and other Spanish-speaking countries. Check the program here http://www.bliff.org/program/

Horse Wrangler

 

 

When: Friday September 27, 6:00 pm

Where: Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

 

 

Directed by the Mexican filmmaker Juan Pablo González, this films tells the story of a family that reflects on a young man’s disappearance in a Mexican village under the watchful eyes of the horse who saw him last. Tickets: http://www.bliff.org/

The Chambermaid


 

 

When: Friday September 27, 8:05 pm & Saturday September 28, 1:30 pm

Where: Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

 

Co-presented by the Consulate General of Mexico. Eve (Gabriela Cartol) works long hours as a maid at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City. A young, single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor. She enrolls in the hotel's adult education program in her quest for a better life but quickly discovers that it's not necessarily the most hard-working who get noticed for advancement. Q&A with producer Tatiana Graullera. Tickets: http://www.bliff.org/

Indigenous Peoples' Day

When: Monday, October 14, 10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

 

Enjoy free admission and special events at the MFA’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration—and the Fenway Alliance’s 18th annual Opening Our Doors Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognizes and celebrates the heritage of Native Americans and the histories of their nations and communities. At the MFA, take a tour of the galleries exploring the Museum’s growing collection representing a broad diversity of indigenous cultural traditions across the US and Canada. Enjoy music and dance, drop in on a variety of engaging family art-making activities, and much more!

 Zapotec-Style Painting Adult Workshop

 

When: Friday October 25, 4:30 - 7:00 pm

Where: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Back by popular demand! Learn to paint Zapotec design motifs with visiting artists from Oaxaca, Mexico. The father-son team of Ventura and Norberto Fabian continues the tradition of creating hand-carved and painted wooden figures known as alebrijes. This folk art is rooted in traditional aspects of rural village daily life and is now one of Mexico’s largest-selling craft industries. After learning about techniques and styles,] participants will select an original, small figure to paint and take home. Workshops will be taught in Spanish with translation to English. Open to the public. Adults:Ages 15+ $40 members/$50 nonmembers (includes materials). Register by Wednesday, October 22 here www.peabody.harvard.edu 

 Day of the Dead Family Celebration

 

When: Saturday, November 2, 12:00–4:00 pm

Where: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with live music, Oaxacan Wood carving and beautiful decorations that will make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back spirits of loved ones. Regular museum admission rates apply. Admission includes pan de muerto (sweet bun).

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