On September 13 Celebrate Latin American Art – Colombia!

Enjoy many traditions of Colombian culture at Saturday’s free family event, Sep 13, 11 am – 3 pm. Please use this agenda to plan your visit, and enjoy. VMFA brings the world to Virginia.Colombian dancers

Traditional Vallenato, Joropo, and Cumbia Music, performed by Colombia Tropical | Atrium, Level 1 11 am, 12:30 & 1:45 pm

Traditional Colombian Dance, presented by Etnika Foundation | Sculpture Garden, Pauley Center Terrace (rain location: Cheek Theater) | 11:30 am & 2 pm

Excerpts from Maconda, based on the writings of Gabriel García Marquez, performed by the Latin Ballet of Virginia | Cheek Theater | 12–12:45 pm

Carnaval de Barranquilla Parade | Sculpture Garden, outdoors | 2:30 pm

Films | Reynolds Lecture Hall, Level L

  • The Invention, Giovanni Grande (20 min.), 11:30 pm
  • Inside the Music: The Accordion Kings, Smithsonian Channel (1 hr. 12 min.), 12 noon
  • Malaika la Princesa, Lizardo Carvajal (7.5 min.), 2 pm

All films were created by Colombian artists or feature Colombian culture.

Zumbathon, presented by Nueva Vida | Marble Hall, Level 2 Registration: 11:00 am–12:00 pm Dance: 12:30–2:30 pm (Break: 1:15–1:30 pm)

Get Explosive! Make Your Own Volcano | Sculpture Garden, outdoors (rain location: Conference Room 1)

Marimonda Masks | Sculpture Garden, Outdoors (rain location: Marble Hall)

Design Your Own Sombrero Vueltiao | Sculpture Garden, outdoors (rain location: Marble Hall)

Take a Shot! Soccer, presented by Richmond Kickers | Sculpture Garden, outdoors

Weave an Arahuaco Artisan Bag | MWV Art Education Center, Level 1

Zoomorphic Creatures | MWV Art Education Center, Level 1

Celebrate Latin American Art: Colombia! Gallery Hunt | Museum-wide

Cumbia, Salsa, Tango, and Joropo Dance Workshop, led by the Latin Ballet of Virginia | Atrium, Level 1 | 1–1:45 pm

Fernando Botero Puppet, created by Virginia Center of Latin American Art | Museum-wide

Colombian Market | Atrium, Level L Learn about Colombian goods and crafts while enjoying Colombian coffee. *Items are not for sale. Participants: Ten Thousand Villages, Blanchard’s Coffee, Marta Guiterrez, Etnika Foundation and FINANCIAMEDIA.

– Jessica Bauserman, Youth and Family Programs Educator