Sunday, September 7, 2008

Casa Naranja's Back To School Schedule - Culture at the MET

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at the Met with the rhythm of Compañia Flamenco de Madrid, a company of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists that is one of Spain's premier flamenco ensembles. This joyful celebration of folkloric music and dance will take place in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium on Thursday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $50. Order tickets online or call 212-570-3949 for further information.

The Met offers an ongoing Family Program in Spanish, called
El Primer Contacto con el Arte: Talleres Educativos para la Familia en Español (Saturdays, October 11, 18, & 25, 11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.). The Cloisters museum and gardens presents La Experiencia Medieval: Talleres Educativos para la Familia en Español en Los Claustros (Saturdays, September 27 & October 25, 1:002:00 p.m.). See Events & Programs for further information about Spanish-language programs at the Met and The Cloisters.

Also enjoy the following Gallery Talks and Films that highlight Hispanic heritage:

Gallery Talks
The Vélez Blanco Patio
Tuesday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m.

Pre-Hispanic America: Art before Contact
Tuesday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m.

Spanish Painting from the Golden Age: El Greco to Goya
Saturday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Only Human? An Exploration of Figural Imagery in Precolumbian Art
Sunday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.

Songs of the Homeland: History of Tejano Music
(57 min.)
Tuesday and Thursday, October 7 & 9 at 2:00 p.m.
This film depicts the evolution of Tejano music within the context of the history of Mexican Americans who settled in Texas

Image: Antonio Molina, principal dancer, Compañia Flamenco de Madrid

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