Terry Hoops, Mark Monroe
COURSE FEE: $3200
ESTIMATED OUT-OF-POCKET COST: $200
MAX CLASS SIZE: 25
This course explores Mexico’s amazing cultural, architectural and creative heritage from the pre-Colombian period to the present. Our aim is to experience some of the creative energy that went into spaces, design and cultures throughout more than 3,500 years of Mesoamerican history. We will plumb the architectural, artistic and cultural gems of the Valley of Oaxaca, the Central Valley of Mexico, and Queretaro and Guanajuato. We will explore some of Mexico’s most important archeological sites such as the incomparable Monte Alban, the Mayan city of Palenque, Teotihuacan, the Templo Mayor of Tenotchitlan, and Ranas y Toluquilla in the state of Queretaro. Along the way we visit multiple villages dating back to the colonial period, where we’ll talk to craftspeople producing important architectural and artistic work. Sites along the way include the world-renown Museum of Anthropology, the Palacio Nacional, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and Maximilian’s Palacio de Chapultepec. Highlights will include Diego Rivera’s amazing murals, surrealist sculptured gardens of Las Pozas, Frida Kahlo’s studio and house along with other Instagrammable sites.
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