Mayan NYC

Mayan NYC lives in many New Yorkers with a Mexican, Guatemalan, Salvadoran or Honduran heritage, in art, and in some museums.

Celebrate World Chocolate Day

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
UPPER AMAZON ~ Chocolate, made from cocoa, is native to Colombia and Venezuela. It was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico. Spanish priests took it to Europe.

Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos

Sat-Mon, Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2020
We remember deceased family members on Day of the Dead because you live as long as someone remembers you

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

New York City’s leading Mexican folkloric dance organization has a touring company, a dance school and does arts in education programs. This company is so good, they should be on Broadway.

American Museum of Natural History

Daily
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ Human cultures and the natural world includes us all

National Museum of the American Indian

Daily
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ This branch of the Smithsonian does great bilingual exhibitions. FREE

Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday-Sunday
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ NYC’s second biggest museum has good collections of African and Pre-Columbian art. First Saturdays are a Free party.

Tribeca Film Festival 2019

TRIBECA, NYC | Daily Apr 24 – May 5, 2019 | Film festival | Argentine, Bolivian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Honduran, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish and more stories

Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture

July 13 – September 30, 2018
Closed Tuesdays
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Whitney Museum
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
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See how Indigenous cosmology suggests architecture which defines home and life itself

Tierra, the pre-Columbian Latin American landscape ~ Throckmorton

Vintage and historic photographs of the remains of Aztec, Maya and Inca cities in the Latin American landscape
Throckmorton Fine Art
Midtown East, Manhattan
June 28 – September 15, 2018

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: The House at Kawinal at the New Museum

Literature, folklore, magic and childhood memories in this Guatemalan performance art installation and sculpture exhibition.
New Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan
June 6 – September 9, 2018
Closed Mondays

Enrique Chagoya ‘Then and Now: Aliens Sans Frontières’

George Adams Gallery
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 26 – June 23, 2018

Acquavella ‘The Worlds of Joaquín Torres-García’ Uruguayan modern art

Acquavella Galleries
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Monday – Saturday
April 12 – May 25, 2018
EXTENDED
June 29, 2018

64th Winter Antiques Show (2018) is America’s premiere antiques show

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
between 66th & 67th St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
PREVIEW
Thursday, January 18, 2018
SHOW
January 19 – 28, 2018

Josef Albers in Mexico shows his inspirations from Aztec, Maya, & Inca art

Nov 3, 2017 – Feb 18, 2018
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The curator shows how Albers’ travel in Mexico profoundly influenced one of the great teachers of American contemporary artists, bringing Mayan motifs into contemporary art

Sotheby’s Brings Pre-Columbian Antiquities to Market

Mexican, Peruvian, and Chilean antiquities are on sale in the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas auction, Mon, May 15, 2017

CocoaDíos

A high-energy immersive experience of the ancient Mesoamerican legend of how chocolate came to earth
at the House of Yes, Brooklyn May 5-21, 2016

Dzul Dance ‘Tree of Life Trilogy III Wacah Chan’ at El Museo

EAST HARLEM, Sat, Feb 6, 2016 ~ NYC’s Mexican Mayan circus theater tells the story of “Wacah Chan,” Mayan for the snake with two faces.
# mexican mayan contemporary dance

Dzul Dance ‘Tree of Life Trilogy II Kuxan Sum’ at El Museo

EAST HARLEM, Jan 9, 2016 ~ “Kuxan Sum” is the living umbilical cord that connects the spiritual realms. Meet conquistador Cortés and the native woman La Malinche who changed the direction of American history.
# mexican mayan contemporary dance

Dzul Dance ‘Tree of Life Trilogy I Soul of the Maya’ at El Museo

EAST HARLEM, Dec 12, 2015 ~ La Virgen de Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, made a surprise appearance on her feast day.
# mexican mayan contemporary dance

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

April 18, 2015 – May 20, 2018
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National Museum of the American Indian
Financial District, Manhattan
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Central American heritage

Sergio Hernandez ~ Popol Vuh

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Mexican artist Sergio Hernández inspired by the “Popol Vuh” at the Mexican Cultural Institute’s Galeria Octavio Paz.

La Peregrina, Love and Death in Mexico

Mexican Cultural Institute
Murray Hill, Manhattan
Thursday, October 18, 2012


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