Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Art Opening and Exhibition at Consulate of Mexico

February 13th, 2014 - March 21st, 2014

Consulate of Mexico
901 Convention Center Blvd, Ste 118
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, the Autonomous Metropolitan University Azcapotzalco present The Last One Turns the Light Off, an exhibition by renowned illustrator and artist Fabricio Vanden Broeck. Sponsored by Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Fabricio Vanden Broeck has illustrated a number of books for children. He has received recognition for his illustration from IBBY-Mexico and the Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO in Tokyo, which awarded him a prize in the Noma Concours for Children’s Book Illustration. He lives in Mexico.

The opening reception is on February 13th at 6:00pm.

The exhibition will run from February 13, 2014 to March 21, 2014.

For the event press release, click here.




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All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. Workshop will focus on the altar exhibit at the Ogden throughout October.

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Algiers Regional Public Library
Day of the Dead is often perceived as a tradition symbolized by Katrina skeletons, pan de muertos, papel picado, and altars constructed during November 1 -3. This workshop is developed through a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant to help celebrated the diversity of this tradition across Latin America. Specialists from Guatemala and Anthropologists from Tulane University will share the rich history of the tradition across the Americas highlighting the tradition in Guatemala. Scholars and artists from Guatemala will present the differences and similarities of this tradition with the one celebrated in Mexico. Participants will learn about the importance of kites and food during the celebration of the dead in Guatemala.

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Participants will receive:

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