The 'Pachucos y Sirenas' Exhibition at Museo de las Americas

The ‘Pachucos y Sirenas’ Exhibition at Museo de las Americas

We were in Denver recently visiting my brother. Edgar and I were. It was the first time we had both been in that city since my brother moved there a couple of years ago. I’ll tell you more about that trip in another blog post, but one of the places I definitely wanted to check out while in Denver was the Museo de las Americas. Mainly because for years now the museum has been sending me email updates about its exhibitions and events. They always sounded so interesting, and since it’s usually Latin American art it’s right up my alley. We were surprised that the museum itself was pretty small, especially because we had heard the Latino art scene in Denver was pretty huge. However, what it lacked in size it more than made up for in its punch. The exhibition we got to explore, which was closing a day or two after our visit, was Pachucos y Sirenas. 

My favorite city in the world, Houston

My favorite city in the world, Houston

It’s been my home for the past 18 years. Houston, for me, is the place where I feel most comfortable. It is the city that took in a family of immigrants and opened doors for us, far beyond our wildest imaginations. It is the city where I met my wife, started a family, and eventually a business. For all intents and purposes, I guess you could say, it is my compass in the universe. The place I naturally gravitate towards no matter how far away I venture. To understand Houston, however, takes serious dedication. The burgeoning metropolis nestled amid bustling highways, byways and tollways, as well as incorporated and unincorporated annexes from the Gulf Coast to the hill country, is home to some six million residents from all over the world. The city was recently recognized as the most diverse in the United States and is well on its way to surpass Chicago as the third-largest in the country by population.

Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead – What is it?

What is Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos? This is a question that’s been lingering in my mind lately, especially given the new popularity of this Mexican holiday. Today, I’m taking a jab at answering that question, as well as discussing what the future of this tradition […]

What does it mean to be Mexican in the U.S.?

Honestly, that’s an important question we should be asking ourselves. I say that not only because of the rhetoric around the Mexican experience that has been so prevalent this election season, although that’s part of the reason we should be talking about this. The main reason, for me, that attempting […]

I've decided to give this up for Lent

I’ve decided to give this up for Lent

40 million… billion…. no, trillion. To be honest I don’t think I know how many people there are in this world. But my point is that every one in this world has an opinion, including me. This should come as no surprise to anyone. But sometimes, for a variety of […]

Hispanic Heritage y Flores de Papel Crepe by Crafty Thrifter

Hispanic Heritage y Flores de Papel Crepe

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month!  Well, sort of.  Actually, it’s already almost halfway over.  Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually here in the United States from September 15th through October 15th.  As a Mexican American Texan, or in español, a mexico americana tejana, I couldn’t let this month go by without a […]

because my mexican mother said so ballet folklorico is beautiful juanofwords

Because My Mexican Mother Said So: Ballet Folklórico Is Beautiful!

So this weekend we got to see the Leyenda Dance Company perform in Houston for Cinco de Mayo.  It was really quite a treat because the whole thing felt more like a production instead of just an expression of culture in dance.  There were high kicks and body movements reminiscent […]