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Wednesday, 22 April 2009

The Sor Juana Festival

The National Museum of Mexican Art, in collaboration with many museums and organizations, is in the midst of its Sor Juana Festival . Please take a moment to click on the link and look through the many events that have taken place in various museums throughout Texas.

"The Sor Juana Festival, a tribute to Mexican women,has become the largest Latino performing arts festival in the country. Currently, the festival is divided into two seasons: Marchthrough May in Texas and April through June in Chicago/Milwaukee with plans of further expansion into other cities.

The Sor Juana Festival is a multidisciplinary festival that honors one of Mexico’s greatest writers, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a 17th-century Mexican nun who valued the education of women. Sor Juana was a celebrated playwright, mathematician and poet in her own time and considered to be the first feminist of the Americas. Through this unique festival, we celebrate the legacy of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and pay tribute to the rich artistic accomplishments of Mexican women from Mexico and the United States. The festival includes: culinary arts, dance, film, literature, music, theater and visual arts and takes place at different venues throughout the Texas cities of Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio."

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