The Embassy of Spain in Washington DC presents the new cultural program; SPAIN arts & culture Fall/Winter 2013 with events in 27 different cities in the U.S. Our cultural activities also reach 7 different cities throughout Canada in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in Ottawa.
SPAIN arts & culture pays special attention this season to gastronomy and design. Culture, creativity, and technology are the protagonists of a great culinary history created by the designer Juli Capella featuring advice from renowned chef José Andrés. The result is “TAPAS. Spanish Design for Food”, an exhibition organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), in which the design and haute cuisine go hand in hand.
Through more than 200 objects and instruments that are used for preparing the meal, videos and photographs, TAPAS offers a spectacle of imagination and talent at the service of the sense of taste in two different scenarios: Miami (November 2013) and Washington (January 2014).
Literature is another axis of this program. Spain will be the protagonist of the 30th edition of the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary encounter featuring more than 350 authors from around the world. Spanish writers José Ovejero, Lorenzo Silva, Soledad Puértolas, Javier Calvo, Carmen Posadas, JJ Armas Marcelo, playwright Sergi Belbel, and illustrator Max are some of the participants of this year’s Fair, which will take place in November.
Both events are part of a program of activities organized by Spain to continue celebrating the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Ponce de Leon in Florida. Another example to commemorate this historic event is the exhibition of sound and visual images, organized by AC/E: “A Tres Bandas: Syncretism and Hybridization in the music of Latin America”. This large collection of American, Hispanic, and African traditional instruments which we can see at The Centro Cultural Español de Miami (CCEMiami), chronicles the evolution of musical culture in the Americas (1500s to present-day), and showcases the fusion of the musical roots in this country.
On the West Coast, the magnificent exhibition "Junipero Serra and the Legacies for the California Missions" commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of this friar Franciscan, evangelist, founder of the network of missions of Alta California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and San Diego), and considered by many the “Father of the State of California”. More than 250 objects, documents, maps, and various works of art from Mexico, United States and Spain, are now on display until January 6 at The Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, to present this friar born in 1713 in the island of Mallorca.
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