Friday, April 15, 2016

The Women Instrument Makers of Paracho

The Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares de Pátzcuaro (across from the ex-Colego Jesuita and Lupita's Restaurante) will open an exhibit to recognize women stringed instrument makers of Paracho.

The opening will be this Friday, 15-April, at 4 pm.  Please attend and show your support for these craftswomen whose work is generally not known to the public.

Monday, November 23, 2015


23 / Nov / 2015 (LF) The Monarch butterfly sanctuaries, located in the states of Mexico and Michoacan, opened its doors to tourism from November 21 to 31 March next year, Alejandro Del Mazo Maza, Commissioner National Protected Natural Areas.

While the Monarch butterflies delayed their arrival some days due to the effects of Hurricane Patricia and front number 8 was not an obstacle for this species continue its journey of more than four thousand kilometers across the states of Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Morelos, Puebla, Hidalgo, Michoacan and Mexico State.

These days, the monarch still coming fir forests in the Reserve of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere and are conducting reconnaissance flight to decide the place where they will hibernate. The next week will be crucial for the establishment and form colonies.

The tourist stops are open to the public:
In the state of Michoacan:
· El Rosario and El Asoleadero, Municipality of Ocampo.
· Senguio, Senguio Municipality.
· Sierra Chincua, Municipality of Angangueo.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Patamban Pottery

Beautiful hand painted

Alfareros de Patamban S. de S.S., in the town of Patamban, in the state of Michoacán, is a co-op representing several indigenous porcelain and ceramic Purépechan artists. Cecilia and Fidel, a married couple who make much of the pottery, have traveled to Maestros del Arte in Chapala since its inception delighting shoppers with their beautifully crafted and painted ceramics. This tiny pueblo has been known for its pottery since pre-Hispanic times. Pottery styles and quality have been enriched over the years by techniques introduced by Vasco de Quiroga.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

National Guitar Festival in Paracho 2015

The XLI National Guitar Festival will be held in Paracho, August 2nd through 9th, 2014. Among other activities, this year´s festival will hold the National Contest of Guitar Builders and the State Contest of Michoacan Popular Toys.

There will be a Classical Guitar Contest with more than 60 participant in 3 categories: children, youth, intermediate and masters.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Talleres Verano 2015

Summer Workshops at your Museum
Guitar Workshop - July 14 - August 7
Workshop on History Full of Colors - July 14 - August 7
Workshop on Pre-Hispanic Jewelry - July 21 - August 7
Workshops limited to 15 participants; sign-up NOW!

Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares
(Folk Art Museum)
Corner of Ensenanza and Alcantarilla Streets

(It's for kids .... not everyone)

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Patzcuaro is the ex-capital of Michoacan and before that was Tzintzuntzan, a small town nearby dating to the Purhépecha empire in the 1300's. The museum in Patzcuaro is finding ruins in it's back yard that predates history and they are believed to be earlier than the history of Tzintzuntzan. The Purhépecha were one of the indigenous tribes that were not conquered by the Aztecs

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