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Exhibit chronicles evolution of Costa Rican art
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Exhibit chronicles evolution of Costa Rican art

The Tico Times - December 13, 2014

If you visit any big art museum, you tend to find a certain pattern: The first room is filled with old paintings. These portraits are “realistic,” because…

‘Casi Invisibles’ celebrates diversity among Costa Rican artists
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‘Casi Invisibles’ celebrates diversity among Costa Rican artists

The Tico Times - November 12, 2014

If you’re going to dedicate a year to a single exhibit, it better be good. The Central Bank Museums have taken a considerable risk with their latest…

TEOR/éTica revisits ugly politics in ‘Chronicle of Interventions’
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TEOR/éTica revisits ugly politics in ‘Chronicle of Interventions’

The Tico Times - November 5, 2014

For the past couple of years, the art gallery TEOR/éTica in Barrio Amón has painted and repainted its façade with large, eye-catching murals. Drivers cruising down the…

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National Museum exhibit celebrates 75 years of Spanish photojournalism

The Tico Times - November 3, 2014

[caption id="attachment_51009" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Courtesy The National Museum[/caption] A camera is a time machine. You snap a picture – you freeze a living moment – and then you…

Dual exhibits at National Gallery highlight student creativity
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Dual exhibits at National Gallery highlight student creativity

The Tico Times - October 14, 2014

In a large country, a “national gallery” would host only high-caliber artists. Countries like the United States and Russia dedicate the halls of their Smithsonians and Tretyakovs…

‘From the Trenches’ exhibit illustrates World War I at Alianza Francesa
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‘From the Trenches’ exhibit illustrates World War I at Alianza Francesa

The Tico Times - October 10, 2014

The legend is startling: After the Armistice of 1918, crops on the eastern French border grew at an unprecedented rate. The soil was so saturated with the…

National Theater opens exhibit in Bank of Costa Rica lobby
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National Theater opens exhibit in Bank of Costa Rica lobby

The Tico Times - October 9, 2014

At first glance, the first floor of the downtown headquarters of Bank of Costa Rica is just a lobby: Escalators move clients up and down, pedestrians cut…

Group show ‘Valoarte‘ surprises and impresses at Avenida Escazú
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Group show ‘Valoarte‘ surprises and impresses at Avenida Escazú

The Tico Times - October 8, 2014

When you see the banners for “Valoarte” hanging in the streets of Avenida Escazú, you may wonder what it is exactly. Even if you know that “Valoarte”…

New exhibit at National Museum celebrates social progress
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New exhibit at National Museum celebrates social progress

The Tico Times - October 1, 2014

Seventy years ago, Costa Rica was a very different place: The army still existed. Women could not vote. Races were segregated. The unstable government was spiraling toward…

‘Chunches’ exhibit showcases inventive Guatemalan artist
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‘Chunches’ exhibit showcases inventive Guatemalan artist

The Tico Times - September 28, 2014

“Chunche” is one of the cutest words in the Costa Rican lexicon: It basically means “thingamajig” or “whatchamacallit.” You call something a chunche when you can’t be…