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Tulane New Wave: Rare archaeological casts rediscovered in storage

April 6th, 2015

“The unassuming former ammunition shed in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, held a secret. Hidden inside its depths were rare 19th and early 20th century casts of…  read more

PhD Candidate Erin L. McCutcheon Awarded Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund Grant

March 31st, 2015

Erin L. McCutcheon, PhD Candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies, has recently been awarded research grants from both the Ruth Landes Memorial Research…  read more

Stone Center Grad Annalisa Cravens Cited in Tulane Law Lagniappe

March 31st, 2015

“As a Tulane undergraduate student, Annalisa Cravens (BA ’10, L/MA ’14) immersed herself in her Latin American studies program. She studied abroad in Brazil, Argentina…  read more

From the New Wave: Maya Symposium focuses on Royal Tombs

March 30th, 2015

By Mary Sparacello New archaeological approaches and discoveries have helped scholars understand how the ancient Maya viewed death and the afterlife. Read more from the…  read more

Ph.D. Student Allison Caplan Awarded Paid Getty Internship for 2015-2016

March 27th, 2015

Allison Caplan, a Ph.D. student in Art History and Latin American Studies, will be joining the Getty Graduate Internship Program for 2015-2016. She will be…  read more

LARC Master Teacher Named 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

March 25th, 2015

One of LARC’s master teachers, Nicole Means, of West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, LA, was named a 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow…  read more

Educators, Scholars, and Enthusiasts Learn about the Maya

March 25th, 2015

The 12th annual Tulane Maya Symposium “Royal Chambers Unsealed: Tombs of the Classic Maya” informed educators, students, and scholars about the most recent advances in…  read more

Ana Lopez Cited in New Orleans Trip to Cuba

March 16th, 2015

“Ana Lopez, the director of Tulane University’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, sees benefits to traveling now. “What has begun to happen is the chipping…  read more

Rosanne Adderley Quoted in New York Times Story

March 5th, 2015

Rosanne Adderley, Associate Professor in the History Department, and Stone Center Affiliate Faculty member, was quoted in a February 26th story in the New York…  read more

PhD Student Vanessa Casteñeda Receives the 2015 BRASA Scholarship

February 9th, 2015

Congratulations to Stone Center student Vanessa Casteñeda, who has received the 2015 BRASA Scholarship. Vanessa commented on her success to say: “I am hoping to…  read more

Ana López Appearance in Louisiana/Cuban Connection Video

February 9th, 2015

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University’s director Ana López explains the historic ties between the cities of Havana and New Orleans, and…  read more

Ana López Cited in Article from The Atlantic

February 9th, 2015

Ana López, Director of The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute was cited in an article titled “Havana Good Time in College” written by Alia Wong.…  read more

From Tulane Hullabaloo: "Remembering Wave's match-up against Havana as Cuba, U.S. repair relations"

February 5th, 2015

Originally posted Monday, January 26, 2015 on The Hullabaloo By Oliver Grigg “Many fans have argued that last football season was an embarrassment for the…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Finding Haiti at Tulane- Marky Jean-Pierre

January 30th, 2015

January 26, 2014 Sarah Netter snetter@tulane.edu Living in New Orleans gives Marky Jean-Pierre a sense of home. He’s lived in the city for a mere…  read more

Local Students Exposed to Maya Culture

January 23rd, 2015

The Latin American Resource Center (LARC) organized visits to local schools by Ixnal Cuma Chávez and Baldomero Cuma Chávez, teachers and scholars of Kaqchikel Maya.…  read more

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Artist Talk: Tania Bruguera

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Pelican Bomb, in partnership with the Newcomb Art Museum and the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, hosts a talk with internationally renowned artist Tania Bruguera at the Freeman Auditorium in Tulane’s Woldenberg Art Center.

For this lecture, Bruguera speaks about her politically motivated practice, including “#YoTambienExijo (I Also Demand),” where she attempted to put a microphone at Revolution Square in Havana in 2014. She had invited people to express their visions for Cuba without censorship, but, before this performance, she was detained and had her passport confiscated by the Cuban government. One of the leading political and performance artists of her generation, Bruguera researches ways in which art can be applied to everyday life. Her long-term projects have been intensive interventions on the institutional structure of collective memory, education, and politics. Continuing her focus on the promise and failure of the Cuban Revolution, Bruguera will open INSTAR, the Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt, in Havana in September 2016. A residency, think tank, and workshop space, INSTAR aims to use performance art as a channel to open avenues for freedom among the general Cuban population.

Recognized as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by “Foreign Policy” magazine and shortlisted for the 2016 #Index100 Freedom of Expression Award, Bruguera is a 2015 Herb Alpert Award winner, a Hugo Boss Prize finalist, a Yale World Fellow, and the first artist in residence in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. In 2013, she was part of the team creating the first document on artistic freedom and cultural rights with the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. Her work has been exhibited at Documenta, the Venice Biennale, the Tate Modern in London, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, among others. She lives and works between New York and Havana.

Her work “The Francis Effect” is currently on view in New Orleans as part of “False Flags,” a group exhibition curated by Noah Simblist, at Pelican Bomb Gallery X (1612 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard). First presented in 2014 at the Guggenheim, the performance exists in the guise of a political campaign that requests the Pope grant Vatican citizenship to all immigrants and refugees around the world. Visitors can add their voice to Bruguera’s petition before and after the artist talk and at “False Flags,” on view through May 29.

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La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Time at the Pebbles Center Uptown

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Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Held the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 PM, we will read a book and have a craft based on the book. Past books include Funny Bones, Maria had a Little Llama, and Martín de Porres, the Rose in the Desert.

Story Hour Books

January 11
Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks

March 15
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle; Illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Recipient of the 2016 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award

April 12
Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina; Illustrated by Angela Dominguez

April 26
SPECIAL PROGRAM PART OF A SERIES OF EVENTS CELEBRATING DIA
Salsa by Jorge Argueta and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh AND Guacamole by Jorge Argueta and illustrated by Margarita Sada
Come on out and enjoy some delicious salsa, guacamole and music.

May 10
Maya’s Blanket: La Manta de Maya by Monica Brown; Illustrated by David Diaz

A night of Argentinian food and culture with Chef Adolfo Garcia

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Delgado Community College Culinary Arts and Tulane Stone Center for Latin American Studies invite you to a night of Argentinian food and culture with Chef Adolfo Garcia. Cooking Demonstration and Tasting.

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Empanadas Argentinas (Seasoned beef hand pies)
Noqul (Handmade potato dumplings with Pancetta cream and peas)
Vaclo a la parllla con chlmlchurrl (Grilled flap steak with herb sauce)
Ensalada Rusa (Potato salad “a la russe”)

$45 per person | Register here at http://caribbeanculinary.eventbrite.com
More Information | (504) 810-1020
The Stone Center is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center on Latin America.

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Art Exhibit "Abrazada a lo efímero"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is hosting an art exhibit “Abrazada a lo efímero” by Mexican poet and painter Sofía Rodriguez Fernandez.

The exhibit will run from April 14 to May 14 and an opening reception will be held at 6 PM on April 14th.

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2016 New Orleans International Guitar Festival

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Sponsored in part by Tulane’s Department of Music.

John Edward Heaton's Guatemala: A Photographic Exhibit

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John Edward Heaton’s Guatemala, a photographic exhibit will be on display at The Latin American Library, Tulane University, March 17-May 27.
We are honored to be the first venue in North America to show this exhibit, which debuted in the fall of 2015 in Paris at the Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris’ main museum for photography.
John Edward Heaton’s work documents the fascinating worlds of Guatemala. He has spent 35 years immersed as aphotographer, environmentalist, visual anthropologist, cultural entrepreneur, and curious witness to this Central American nation, among the most historically rich and complex nations of Latin America. Occupying the space between historical documentary and fine art, Heaton’s stunning photographs capture the ironies and poignancy of Guatemala and its people with a penetrating gaze that is nonetheless thoroughly engaged, sympathetic and not without a good dose of humor. The Latin American Library was one of the first to collect Heaton’s published work in 2011. Recognizing and acquiring historically important publications in a timely way allows us to bring to the Tulane campus exhibitions like Heaton’s that usually tour only at large museums.