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Art City Tour to celebrate half-decade of GAM Cultural
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Art City Tour to celebrate half-decade of GAM Cultural

The Tico Times - September 17, 2014

For five years, Art City Tour has been re-introducing Costa Ricans to their own capital. Organized by the arts proponents of GAM Cultural, the quarterly event is…

Fausto Pacheco exhibit recalls Costa Rica of yore
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Fausto Pacheco exhibit recalls Costa Rica of yore

The Tico Times - September 14, 2014

When the artist Fausto Pacheco was born in Heredia in 1899, Costa Rica was a very different place. San José was only the size of a large…

Camaleonart settles into new home in Barrio Amón
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Camaleonart settles into new home in Barrio Amón

The Tico Times - September 13, 2014

As you stroll through Barrio Amón, you could walk right past the entrance to Fundación Camaleonart without even realizing it. The building is old, but the dynamic…

‘Toys’ exhibit at National Gallery oozes nostalgia
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‘Toys’ exhibit at National Gallery oozes nostalgia

The Tico Times - September 10, 2014

Nostalgia is a mysterious feeling. You smell baking cookies, and you are transported back to your grandmother’s kitchen. You taste Kool-Aid, and you think of your first…

‘Asexual’ unveils darker aspects of female sexuality
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‘Asexual’ unveils darker aspects of female sexuality

The Tico Times - September 7, 2014

The Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier has been called a great many things, but rarely is he known as an “inspiration.” Phobic, depressive and disdainful of anything…

Art installation ‘Exchanged Glances’ proves moody and mysterious
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Art installation ‘Exchanged Glances’ proves moody and mysterious

The Tico Times - August 24, 2014

The 1887 Gallery is a shadowy chamber made of brick and poured concrete. Part of the CENAC cultural compound in downtown San José, 1887 looks like a…

Rosi Garita’s astrological paintings decorate the National Theater
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Rosi Garita’s astrological paintings decorate the National Theater

The Tico Times - August 14, 2014

If you stand far enough away, Rosi Garita’s paintings look like extremely stylized portraits of women. Each figure is richly colored and romantically posed, like the subjects…

TEOR/éTica offers different views of urban life
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TEOR/éTica offers different views of urban life

The Tico Times - August 13, 2014

San José is a strange city: Plaster row houses line the same same streets as glass skyscrapers. Concrete cubes share the same neighborhoods as ornate colonial churches.…

Art City Tour offers free admission to city’s museums
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Art City Tour offers free admission to city’s museums

The Tico Times - July 15, 2014

If you spend a lot of time in San José, you have probably thought: I should visit the Jade Museum. Or: I wonder what’s going on at…

‘Documentos en Línea’ turns doodling into high art
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‘Documentos en Línea’ turns doodling into high art

The Tico Times - July 10, 2014

One of the world’s most famous works of art is Pablo Picasso’s “Don Quixote.” The sketch shows the eponymous knight, his squire Sancho, a blazing sun, and…