USA! Ready For A Lil’ Bit Of Spain In Autumn?
by Dilek on Thursday, October 04, 2012
Have you ever heard Spain once was the host of dozens of Hollywood movies including Cleopatra and Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns? Or are you a big fan of Spain but don’t know much about its culture? If you are living in USA, you will get what you want related to Spain this autumn.
“SPAIN arts and culture” is a program organized by Spain Ministry of Education and Culture, The Embassy of Spain’s Cultural Office in Washington, D.C. and Cervantes Institutes in United States. In 22 cities such as New York, Los Angeles or Chicago , there is a vast opportunity to see the Spanish movies such as the amazing works of Luis Buñuel, meet authors like Mario Vargas Llosa or eat the most delicious food prepared with the famous Spanish Olive Oil. In San Francisco you can join the excellent challenge of the culinary compadres. Katsuya Fukushima an Iron Chef champion from D.C. and Ian Begg from San Francisco Chronicle Star chef will try to find “50 ways to love Olive Oil from Spain”.
You can be one of the lucky ones to go to Basque country to with the film series “The Spanish Civil War in the Basque Country, which will be a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the bombings in Gernika and Durango. It will be an unforgettable moment to witness the history by several movies how the Civil War affected their cinema and the cultural change on Spanish people. Speaking of “Guernika” it will be unfair and a great pity if you miss “Picasso Black and White” where you can observe the cubist expressions all in black and white.
For the first time, Spain will participate in “Black Box” an audiovisual arts program which is organized by Hirshhorn Museum. The meeting of Enrique Vila- Matas and Paul Auster is a must see event. The Spanish author will come to New York and Washington DC to share conversations and answer questions with the American author. The Big Apple also hosts Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa so that you can listen his literary works and his career in Cervantes Institute.
Spain is such a rich country and these are only a few examples among the many. You can pick any of them that excites you most and enjoy the finest moments with Spanish culture. If this experience is not enough for you, come and live the excitement here in Spain!
Keywords: Spain, Spanish culture, Picasso, Arts, Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Gernika, Mario Vargas Llosa, Luis Buñuel, Olive Oil, Cervantes Institute