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Tonight only, in celebration of Mexico's Bicentennial, the de Young Museum will offer free admission to the permanent collection galleries from 5:00–8:45 p.m. See the awesome art of ancient Mexico and the entire permanent collection for free.
Audiovisuals to set the tone
6:30–8:30 p.m. Presented by artists Sergio de la Torre, Ana Labastida, and Nora Enriquez
6:30–8:30 p.m. Featured in the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival, tonight's film series includes Tierra y Pan, David, Jacinta, and Venus.
6:30–7:00 p.m. DJs Julio Morales y Juan Alvin mix obscure Latin American sights and sounds
7:00 p.m. Presented by the Academy of Art University in collaboration with Irene Hernández
Smuin Ballet, directed by Celia Fushille
7:20 p.m. Dance performance honoring Mexico’s celebration
World-renowned DJ Toy Selectah
7:45–8:45 p.m. Music turns the de Young into a festive night out in Mexico City
Hands-on art making for everyone, with Mademoiselle Kim
6:00–8:30 p.m. Celebrate Mexico’s bicentennial with your own Maya warrior headdress
September Artists-in-Residence Kearny Street Workshop
1:00–8:30 p.m. Four interdisciplinary artists create original works in Transforming Fictions
In celebration of the bicentennial of the independence of Mexico, the de Young Museum proudly presents an evening in honor of Mexico's artistic creativity. This event is the culmination point of a year-round celebration program organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco.
The event will feature a combination of audiovisuals, short films, fashion, dance, and music that will link to the museum's permanent collection to create a unique art experience showcasing modern Mexico.
To set the tone, artists Sergio de la Torre (event curator), Ana Labastida, and Nora Enriquez will present a a retrospective of Mexico's 200-year artistic evolution through a series of monumental projections all around the museum; the Koret Auditorium will feature a selection of short films from the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival, one of Mexico's most important film festivals; the Academy of Art University, in collaboration with Irene Hernández (Chillin' Productions), will present a fashion show inspired by Mexican culture; the Smuin Ballet, directed by Celia Fushille, will perform a dance honoring Mexico’s celebration; and Club Unicornio (Julio Morales y Juan Alvin) and the world-renowned DJ Toy Selectah will be in charge of turning the museum into a festive night out in Mexico’s capital, Mexico City.
Short films featured tonight:
Tierra y Pan (Land and Bread)
A quiet journey to a forsaken land, where hunger turns the human heart into dry land, and where someone’s misfortune may become someone else’s salvation.
(2008, 35 mm, 8 min.)
While playing hooky, a young mute student tries to get into a movie theater, but he changes his mind when an unemployed man tries to communicate with him. Through messages and games they will discover something they could never have imagined.
(2005, 35 mm, 15 min.)
When life becomes nothing more than memories, an old solitary woman decides to continue weaving her own destiny.
(2008, 35 mm, 8 min.)
In the Catholic religious tradition known as Mayordomía, devotees of Mary Magdalene wait their turn to ask for favors and thank her in private, with the certainty that they are being heard by someone who will take their petitions to God.
(2006, Video, 22 min.)
For more film information, with stills, please see the attachment below.
Read more about this event in the press release below.