Galleries & Museums

Deconstructing Reality

PuntoPhoto is one of the photography groups in Guatemala that’s gaining momentum. It’s a virtual meeting place for photographers who want to share their experiences and work, as well as to address their concerns. Among its other activities, the group holds competitions in order to help members continue their photographic learning and growth. These...

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Best Galleries and Museum in La Antigua Guatemala

Museos / Educación Casa Popenoe 2338-7959 casapopenoe.ufm.edu CIRMA 7931-0300 cirma.org.gt ChocoMuseo (Map E4/D3) 7832-4520 chocomuseo.com Museo de Arte Colonial 7832-0429 Museo del Traje Indígena, Casa del Tejido 7832-3169      Museo Mesoamericano del Jade (Map D4) lacasadeljade.com/es/our-museum

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A Night in the Museums

On Friday, May 20th, the Directorate General of University Extension and the Museum of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, in collaboration with the museums of the Historic Center, present another edition of A Night at the Museums of the Historic Center (La Noche de los Museos del Centro Histórico) in Guatemala City....

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A Journey through French Architecture

A multi-disciplinary artist and traveler, Renaud works between France and Guatemala since 2009 and has his analog photography laboratory in La Antigua. Born in Nîmes, in the south of France, in 1982, he began composing in 1996, collaborating with musicians, cultural newspapers, and theaters and then in photography articles. During his journey through the...

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Avila’s Improvisations

Improvisaciones (Improvisations), a one-man show by master artist Ramón Ávila, opens this month at La Antigua Galería de Arte. The exhibit gathers a collection of highly expressionistic and abstract works: drawings, oils, and mixed-media pieces will be on display. In these, the intense drama achieved through the use of light and shadow, form and...

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Amor, Un Mundo de Fantasía

Amor, Un Mundo de Fantasía (Love, A Fantasy World) is a joint exhibition featuring sculptures by Alejandro Leal and watercolors by Gustavo García, combining and translating two views on a single theme: love. Photo by: Gustavo García                                    ...

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Celebrating the National Anthem

On March 14th, 1897, the dulcet tones of the country’s National Anthem first rang out from the Teatro Colón. This day commemorates the acceptance of the piece, with its score composed by Rafael Álvarez Ovalle and lyrics written by José Joaquín Palma, as the National Anthem of the Republic of Guatemala.   According to...

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Treasures of the Lake

Visitors to Lake Atitlán usually comment on the lush mountains and volcanoes that surround it and the wonderful views that can be seen from just about any of the towns that surround the lake.   It’s quite easy to imagine how life used to be in this peaceful place, surrounded by nature and art...

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The Home of Guatemalan Modernism

In his book La Escuela Normal que yo conocí (The Normal School I Knew), Doctor of Business Law René Villegas mentions that the building that now houses the Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno) – built in the 1930s during the government of Jorge Ubico – was the auditorium of the Central...

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Flower Power

Orchids are a family of monocot plants and are notable for the complexity of their flowers and their interactions with pollinators and fungi. The family comprises about 25,000 species and perhaps another 60,000 hybrids and varieties produced by horticulturists, making it one of the richest families in terms of numbers...

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