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Carvings with Personality: Alebrijes from Oaxaca, Mexico

Furthering our exploration of Mexico through the  "¡Viva Mexico!," Passport to the World Program, the University of Kentucky Libraries introduces us to the whimsical folk art of Alebrijes from Oaxaca, Mexico. These carved and decorated figures of animals can be found in the William T. Young Library. In this podcast, Francie Chassen-Lopez, co-chair of the "¡Viva Mexico!" Program and a professor in the Department of History, and Dara Vance, a graduate student within the Department of History, discuss the history and production of Alebrije and what can be found in the exhibit. Head to the William T. Young library to check out the exhibit and take a photo of your favorite Alebrije - don’t forget to share online and tag as #vivamexico to share it with your friends and the University! Click for more information about alebrije or the exhibit.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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A guide to Día de los muertos celebrations in Lexington

It’s a good weekend to be a hispanista in Lexington. Granted we’ve had a great fall; from the Lexington Latino Festival to the many activities surrounding the Arts and Sciences Passport ¡Viva México! program, those of us who love the Spanish language and Hispanic culture have been busy. Still, this Friday and Saturday are special. 

This weekend we celebrate Día de los muertos, or Day of the Dead, a well-known holiday that has become increasingly popular in the US. On November 1st and 2nd, families throughout Latin America (but especially in Mexico) build altars and visit cemeteries to remember loved ones who have passed away. The holiday is joyous, despite the macabre theme. Día de los muertos is a time to laugh with death, to accept the fact that we’re all headed that way eventually, and to give those we have lost a place at our table for the night. Here are some suggestions for how you can celebrate this weekend, just follow the hyperlinks to more information about and directions to the events. ¡Qué vivan los muertos!

Preparations

Festival Latino 2013

6 pm    Music by Bachata Flow
7 pm    Opening Ceremony of Festival Latino 2013
  • Mayor Jim Gray and other speakers
  • UK Chorus – National Anthem, My Old Kentucky Home
  • Latin American Flag Parade
8 pm    Fireworks
  •     Music by Bachata Flow, Hypo-Regetonero
  •     Raffles
9 pm    Kentucky Salsa All Stars 
 
Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Downtown Courthouse Plaza
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Deborah Nichols (Dartmouth College) "When Money Grew on Trees: Aztec Markets, Merchants, and Commerce"

Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Location: 
CB 114
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Indias no tan nobles - Native Petitions and the Rhetoric of Purity in Colonial Mexico

The College of Arts & Sciences ¡Viva Mexico! Program, Gender & Women’s Studies, and Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
Presents: Monica Diaz “Indias no tan nobles.” Native Petitions and the Rhetoric of Purity in Colonial Mexico.
Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Alumni Gallery, Young Library
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Y Tu Mama Tambien

 Presented by the Late Night Film Series, the Hispanic Studies Department and A&S Passport to the World ¡Viva México! Free Screening.

Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Worsham Theater
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Los Olvidados - Luis Bunuel

Los Olvidados - Luis Bunuel - Presented by the Late Night Film Series, the Hispanic Studies Department and A&S Passport to the World ¡Viva México!

Free Screening.

Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Worsham Theater
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El Mariachi

Robert Rodriguez, El Mariachi - Presented by the Late Night Film Series, the Hispanic Studies Department and A&S Passport to the World ¡Viva México! Free Screening.

Click here to see the full poster.

 
Ven a ver la pelicula Robert Rodriguez, El Mariachi; presentada por the Late Night Film Series, el Departamente de Estudios Hispanos y el proyecto ¡Viva México! La entrada es gratuita.
Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Worsham Theater
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Exhibit of Mexican Art Books

Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2013 (All day) to Monday, October 7, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
Little Fine Arts Library
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Exhibit: A Glimpse of Ancient Mexico

Date: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Rose Stree Drive Entrance, Young Library
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