Rolex Arts Weekend Mexico City–Visual Arts and Film Program

This weekend I was lucky enough to snag tickets (and sneak into some of the private events for which I couldn’t buy tickets) to the Rolex Arts Initiative Weekend in Mexico City. The program invites “masters” in different arts to serve for a year as mentors for an artist on the brink of large-scale recognition … More Rolex Arts Weekend Mexico City–Visual Arts and Film Program

Templo Mayor : El Sitio Arqueológico y el Museo

In the very center of downtown Mexico City only meters past the Zócalo and Palacio Nacional sits what had been the capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan, up until the Spaniards destroyed the city in 1521. Although Tenochtitlan and its counterpart at Tlatelolco (now called the Plaza de las Tres Culturas) were major civic-ceremonial centers of … More Templo Mayor : El Sitio Arqueológico y el Museo

Museo Dolores Olmedo

This is hands-down my favorite museum in the city both because of its fabulous permanent collection (featuring many works by Frida and Diego) but also because visiting is such an immersive experience. While many tourists lament the location far from the city center and many don’t even make it down to Xochimilco to visit Museo Dolores … More Museo Dolores Olmedo

El Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia

Located in the Plaza Juárez across from Parque Alameda, this museum sits across from the Tribunales Familiares (Family Court) and beside the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores (Ministry of Foreign Affairs); the physical proximity to such important government centers, while perhaps superficially, at least begins the work of furthering the museum’s mission of foregrounding tolerance and historical memory in the … More El Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia

Cobá, a Mayan City in Quintana Roo

Vacationers venturing beyond posh resorts in Cancun or Playa del Carmen on the Maya Riviera often head to the famous Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, but Cobá, another archaeological site in the region, is a less treaded yet still captivating destination. When planning my short visit to Quintana Roo, local friends unanimously insisted I visit Cobá and … More Cobá, a Mayan City in Quintana Roo