The Origins of the Baroque in Mexico

LECTURE | Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 6:30PM

by Jaime Marroquín.

Mexico is often described as a ‘baroque culture’.

Food, Catholicism, courtesy, politics, love… they can all easily be described

as such. But, why did the baroque find such a permanent home in Mexico? What

is, in fact, the baroque? And how did it begin its life in Mexico? Dr.

Jaime Marroquín from The George Washington University explains the origins of

the baroque in Mexico

as the cultural force that made possible the assimilation of the Aztec Empire

into the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

Location: Mexican Cultural Institute2829 16th Street, NW | Washington, D.C.

Blocks from Columbia Metro Station (Map location)

R.S.V.P. [email protected]

Free entrance | Sunday Street parking available  More information …

MUSIC | Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 7:00PM

LA

FONTEGARA (MEXICO)

María

Díez-Canedo, recorder and flute | Eunice Padilla, harpsichord

| Eloy Cruz, Baroque guitar and archlute.

Instrumental ensemble dedicated to

the performance of Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo music (c. 1450-c. 1770) on

replicas of original instruments.

“…La Fontegara emerges as an

important new force in Baroque performance…”

James

Manheim, All Music Guide

Location: Mexican Cultural Institute2829 16th Street, NW | Washington, D.C.

Blocks from Columbia Metro Station (Map location)R.S.V.P. [email protected]

Free entrance | Street parking

available after 6:30 pmMore information …

VISIT

THE TRADITIONAL ALTAR DE MUERTOS

aditional

Altar de Muertos, designed by Mexican artist Humberto Spíndola . Inspired by the baroque altar piece

of the 17th century church in Tlacochahuaya,

Oaxaca, the altar will be

dedicated to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the seventeenth-century nun whose poems

constitute one of the great literary works of the baroque era.  The altar

will be open at the Institute through November.

THE ALTAR WILL BE OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER

28, 2009.

Hours: Monday — Friday 10:00am –

6:00pm | Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

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