Arts and Culture in San Miguel, a 70-year tradition

Unfinished 1940s mural painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros, in Escuela de Bellas Artes cultural center, an art school in a former convent, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

The first expats to move to San Miguel were veterans studying art at the Instituto Allende just after World War II. When they discovered they could use their GI Bill there, they flocked to the town. And that legacy continues to this day, with San Miguel hosting many working artists and sculptors, with studios, galleries, and workshops found throughout More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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Spanish newspaper “El País” posts SMA video

Spanish major newspaper “El País” came up with a six-minute video highlightig the beauties of San Miguel de Allende. San Miguel de Allende (in the State of Guanajuato) is one of the national prides More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Hay Festival Querétaro 2018: one of the most important cultural encounters of the Hispanic world

The Hay Festival Querétaro 2018 will take place from September 6 to 9. This event seeks to bring the population closer to culture and the state is prepared to receive around 30 thousand people, who will leave an More...

The funeral garb of an ancient Mexican leader has been restored and is on display in Mexico City.
By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, July 29th, 2018
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Maya ‘Red Queen’ comes to life

John Holman, Latin America expert and collaborator with Al Jazeera,  covered the story on how the funeral finery of ancient Maya ‘Red Queen’ has been fully restored and it is now in display in a Mexico More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Friday, July 27th, 2018
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Why we went on an adventure to live in Mexico (and maybe you should, too)

This article by Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire and published in Forbes finds out why this Baby Boomer family left the US on an adventure to travel and live in Mexico… and how some of More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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Delta Airlines and Aeroméxico launch new Querétaro – Detroit service

Detroit is known for its automotive industry and extensive cultural diversity. Queretaro features a blend of history, modernity, and industrial development.   Detroit, July 25, 2018. – Delta Air Lines and More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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Guanajuato makes the Lonely Planet top ten “Best Cities in the World”

Guanajuato, Detroit, Canberra and Lanzarote are some of the surprise big hitters in the four “Lonley Planet”  lists, which cover top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value destinations for 2018.  The More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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Tlaxcala Zoo introduces its twin white lion clubs, born in March

On Thursday July 19, two white lion cubs born in March were presented to the general public for the first time at a zoo in Tlaxcala, Mexico. The cubs, which were born at the Altiplano Zoo in Tlaxcala, which is More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Guanajuato state a favorite destination for vacationers this summer

“This summer Guanajuato offers visitors activities and tours in the Magic Towns and Heritage Cities, as well as in the museums of the state capital, Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel de Allende”, said the More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Colorful Dolores Hidalgo in the heart of Guanajuato

If you’re in San Miguel, wondering what else is out there to visit,  head north to Dolores Hidalgo for a sliver of Mexican history. This was the site of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s Cry of Independence More...